Vegan MoFo: Day Five

 

Vegan Month of Food: Day Five

 

We want to start out today’s post with a survey that’s floating around Vegan MoFo-land from I EAT TREES

What is one food you thought you’d miss when you went vegan, but don’t?

Chinese food

What is a food or dish you wouldn’t touch as a child, but enjoy now?

We were both fat kids so we weren’t picky about food.

What vegan dish or food you feel like you “should” like, but don’t?

Neither of us feel obligated to like certain foods.

What beverage do you consume the most of on any given day?

Water

What dish are you “famous” for making or bringing to gatherings?

We change it up.

Do you have any self-imposed food rules (like no food touching on the plate or no nuts in sweets)?

No.

What’s one food or dish you tend to eat too much of when you have it in your home?

Literate Zombie- fresh fruit   Fruit Killer- nuts

What ingredient or food do you prefer to make yourself despite it being widely available prepackaged?

BBQ Sauce, “ranch” dressing, beans [cooked from dry]

What ingredient or food is worth spending the extra money to get “the good stuff”?

Fresh Local Organic Produce [F.L.O.P.]

Are you much of a snacker?  What are your favorite snacks?

Yes! F.L.O.P. & nuts

What are your favorite vegan pizza toppings?

Literate Zombie- zucchini, black olives, jalapeño  Fruit Killer- black olives, MUSHROOMS, onion

What is your favorite vegetable?  Fruit?

Literate Zombie- onion; peaches or strawberries   Fruit Killer- zucchini; citrus or bananas

What is the best salad dressing?

Oil & vinegar with whatever you’re feeling like that day

What is your favorite thing to put on toasted bread?

Literate Zombie- Homemade jelly   Fruit Killer- Tahini & Agave

What kind of soup do you most often turn to on a chilly day or when you aren’t feeling your best?

When we don’t feel good, a simple broth does the trick. On a chilly day, nothing beats a thick hearty stew or a rustic chili with beans and load of veggies

What is your favorite cupcake flavor? Frosting flavor?

Literate Zombie- Zucchini Chocolate cupcake with Avocado Strawberry frosting

Fruit Killer- plain ol’ vanilla on vanilla

What is your favorite kind of cookie?

Literate Zombie- Rather have some fresh fruit

Fruit Killer- Macadamia Nut Cookie

What is your most-loved “weeknight meal”?

Stir fry

What is one dish or food you enjoy, but can’t get anyone else in your household to eat?

Literate Zombie- Really spicy food

Fruit Killer- Soup

How long, in total,  do you spend in the kitchen on an average day?

Literate Zombie- 1-2 hours

Fruit Killer- 1-2 hours

 

Tonight, we had the Literate Zombie’s spin on Aglio e Olio [basically spaghetti noodles and olive oil] and although not so photogenic, it was really tasty. Using only a bit of fresh cracked pepper, salt, dried rosemary, Creole seasoning, garlic and onion powder with the olive oil, the noodles were satisfying, quick and easy.

When I mentioned above that dinner was not well-liked by the camera, I wasn’t kidding. I didn’t even take a photo. But, I did snap a shot of the taco salad we had as an appetizer while the noodles were cooking. He mixed the leftover beans from last night’s tacos with the last of the tortilla chips, kale, cilantro, hotsauce and a bit of vegenaise. This was excellent as there were enough chips to gave the salad a nice crunch while differentiating from the soft beans. I was definitely glad I didn’t eat the leftovers for lunch today.

Delicious Taco Salad

I don’t ever remember having just plain noodles and olive oil before. Homemade red sauce, or “gravy” as my grandmother called it, was a regular on my plate growing up. The noodles we used were whole wheat which I like, as long as they’re cooked well. You can’t really go wrong with roasted garlic in olive oil taste-wise. A very clean tasting dish with a light back note of sweetness to it.

The chef  really has a gift when it comes to seasoning dishes. I like the energy that happens between us when were in the kitchen and tasting a dish, going back and forth with what we each think the direction the flavor should go in is. I feel that we  mostly agree and it can turn interesting when it doesn’t. Most of the time he is right as I’ve been known to jump to conclusions concerning odd [in my opinion] seasoning choices though.

Here’s to Happy MoFo’ing! Be sure to check out as many blogs as you can to spread the MoFo around!

Much Love,

Fruit Killer

 

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Wife. Vegan! Musician. Singer. Bookworm. Knitter. Crocheter. Co-Founder or ORGANARCHY. Co-Editor/Writer of the Organarchy blog. Voracious Comic Book Reader. Owner of Zombie Hand Productions. View all posts by fruitkiller

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