I'm back, baby! I'm still coughing like a coal miner with black lung, but other than that, I've been feeling good and cooking plenty. This entry is going to be a recap of some of our recent eats.
First, my favorite falafel in the world, from Alibaba's in L5P. A big thanks to Kevin and Laura for getting me hooked on this place. If I were buried under a pile of Alibaba's tabouli, I could eat my way out without so much as a burp. This fueled my to-do list today:
The vegan samosas looked nice, but they were kind of "eh". I'll probably just stick the basics next time.
Now, you will notice that the foods I've been most excited about this past week have been of the higher-fat, lower health variety. I'm sorry about that, but really I have just been wanting some comfort food. You can relate, can't you?
With that, I give you Vegan Country Fried Steak!
Holy Moly. This is the first time I've veganized country fried steak, and it was all I hoped for and more. Oh, so much more. I will provide you with a recipe soon, if anyone is interested. We had the steak topped with cream gravy made from the "drippings" (mmm, drippings), and a side of smokey collard greens. That biscuit (recipe) is from Yellow Rose Recipes.
What to do with leftover biscuits the next morning? Heat 'em up and shove some Smart Bacon and Mozzarella Teese slices in the middle!
That Teese was warm, I just didn't melt it to the oozing point. So good.
Something exciting that I've been doing lately is some recipe testing for Terry Hope Romero's upcoming cookbook, Vegan Latina. I'm only one of a big handful of testers that are working on getting Terry's recipes tested, and I am thrilled to be a part of it. And getting a sneak preview of the awesome recipes has been pretty cool, too! I've made quite a few of the recipes, but unfortunately the bulk of them were made before we got the camera that actually works. But I finally have proof I made something! Look!
These are Llapingachos (Potato Pancakes) with Peanut Sauce. And here I thought I had fried a potato in every way possible. The peanut sauce is crazy too, with tomato and a light spice. I want to eat these every single day. We had these along side some tempeh triangles that I just threw together to have some extra protein. Oof.
With all this fried stuff, I feel the presence of the great goddess Paula.