Thursday, September 18, 2008

Korean Pancakes

I love me some Asian food and while veganizing isn't too challenging, I am thrilled to have come across The Asian Vegan Kitchen by Hema Parekh. I found it it at the library and purchased it right away. It covers comida de Japan, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Burma, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Korea. I have tried a few dishes from the Chinese section and enjoyed a few dishes. Can't find those photos.

Kevin, my bff makes some mean pancakes and I have put off making them because they are too heavy on my belly. Parekh's recipe is pretty good, but I have many ideas for variations...will get back on that. Gabriel's camera is fancier than mine- especially with his new lens,- but I am saving for something lovely... he did his magic on the photo, though...I can't take credit for that...

Vegetable Pancakes


I was too excited to wipe the edges of the dipping sauce bowl... it happens and something went wrong with re-sizing

and I am up for the VEGANMOFO challenge... along with some updates on San Antonio Activism...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Food I Don't Like!!!

That title seems boring, but should you be searching for recipes or ideas as I do- let it be known that I don't care for the following foods and will probably not add them to meals unless finely processed for carrots...hhhmm... part of the holy trinity of flavor. In 2003, I worked in a B and B up in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware and learned that adding red onion, celery, and carrots to a processor and pulsing the crunch out of them adds the "umph" to a dish. Well, mainly side dishes...but think soups, chile, under the panko crusted _____, mac salad, pot salad, plain rice....get it?

So not in any order... me no likey:

carrots- dig the juice and Candle's ginger dressing, though
peas- I blame elementary lunch land
raisons- Still can't connect them to grapes...
processed/ shredded coconut- fresh rocks and love the milk
okra-- those veins are too slimy
grapefruit- can't name it...perhaps the acidity
celery- just don't like the flavor as a snack...but good pureed

I have tried to connect or at least appreciate them for who they are, but there is just no chemistry...

I have shot many photos in the last times too excited to work on the lighting of the photo and now with the new computer and my photos being on the old one...I am behind. But perhaps I should leave you with an older photo.

BBQ Seitan, Veggie Rice, and Sautéed Swiss Chard