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365 days of dinner: March 31-April 4, 2009

April 5th, 2009 at 09:50 am

Tuesday NT was going to cook, but the three of us had such a good time relaxing and chatting and sipping wine on his night free from classes that it got kind of late. We moved the planned meal to next week and ordered pizza from Pizza Luce instead. NT had the Rustler, a vegetarian BBQ pizza, with olives instead of onions:

Wednesday, April 1, we had our friends over for our regular get-together. I made these amazing (though amazingly time-consuming) potato-kale enchiladas from Veganomicon. Thanks for the suggestion, kashi! They were so good that I'll make them again, though I'll try to cut down on the 3+-hour prep time!

On Thursday I made BBQ seitan sandwiches from our new superstar cookbook from Vegan Dad. I had to make a loaf of veggie lunchmeat and BBQ sauce, both from his cookbook, then thinly slice half the "meat" and simmer it in the sauce. Just like an Arby's sandwich, only healthy and beautifully spiced! The salad had blanched fresh corn, cherry tomatoes, snowpeas and sliced avocado. I have to post several photos so you get a sense of the whole operation!

Then Friday, April 3, I made another Vegan Dad home-run: veggie "hot wings." (I can't believe I made two successful wheat-gluten dishes in one week--usually my seitan is rubbery and awful.) NT made vegan "bleu cheeze" dressing and sauteed bok choy, and we had the rest of the potato salad from earlier in the week.

Saturday our friends NJ and CC invited us over for a delightful Asian (mostly Thai, I think) feast and a viewing of "Slumdog Millionaire." Clockwise from the top, that's massaman curry, shredded green mango salad, cucumber-peanut salad, and some sort of tofu-pepper-noodle dish that I didn't catch the name of.

7 Responses to “365 days of dinner: March 31-April 4, 2009”

  1. boomeyers Says:

    Wow! Those look delicious! I need to try some of these recipes for my vegan daughter!

  2. Apprentice Bliss Hunter Says:

    Delicious !! :-)

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    Thanks apprentice! Didn't know you had a vegan daughter, boo! Yeah, check out Vegan Dad's recipes on his blog--some of them are pretty easy and even the harder ones are definitely worth the effort.

  4. L Saver Says:

    Wow -- these all look amazing!

  5. kashi Says:

    Ooo, I'm glad you liked the enchiladas! It's a lot easier to make the filling the day before and let it sit in the fridge (plus, the flavors meld, and it tastes better).

    Thanks for the tip on that Vegan Dad lunchmeat...I made some last weekend and SO loves it! The bbq sauce idea is fabulous! Those hot wings look great, too. Did you get a print copy of Vegan Dad's book or the e-version? Do you recommend it?

  6. kashi Says:

    p.s. your photos are looking great!!

  7. ceejay74 Says:

    Thanks kashi! I'm slowing getting used to finding good lighting, figuring out what I want to be in focus, etc.

    I think the Vegan Dad cookbook is only available as a download. Since it was a b-day present for NT, we downloaded it, then did an online order with FedEx Kinko's/FedEx Office and had them print and bind it with one of those plastic thingies. Totally worth it, I think; all his recipes are available online, but it's good to have the book to use instead of the laptop or a printed sheet of paper. We just had another of his recipes this weekend, and even though it wasn't out-of-this-world like the others, it was still good. So far I haven't had any failures with his recipes.

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