Published March 12, 2010
Hummus is the vegan food that non-vegans most like. No one complains, “hey, where’s the meat?” when a bowl of hummus and edible dipping aparati (pita chips, veggies, etc.) are on the table. Most people don’t even question whether or not hummus is vegan– they just scarf it down. In fact, the next time someone complains to me that vegan food is flavorless, boring or weird, I’m going to present them with a batch of homemade hummus. That’ll show ’em.
Anyhow, here’s my favorite hummus recipe and my favorite way to eat it.
- 1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend. Add lemon juice as needed to get mixture to right consistency.
Helen’s Hummus Sandwich
- good bread (like French bread)
- grilled red bell peppers (fresh or jarred)
- marinated artichoke hearts
- veganaise (optional)
- vegan mozzarella (optional)
- Spread/layer all ingredients on bread. Press in a panini press if you like.
Published February 8, 2010
In my quest to find the perfect vegan cheese, I picked up a package of Vegan Rella at Sidecar for Pig’s Peace.
Continue reading ‘Vegan Rella’
Published January 20, 2010
breakfast , dessert
Tags: coconut, rice
I had brunch at Portage Bay Cafe in the U-District over the weekend with some girls in my program. I was impressed with the number of delicious looking vegan (and non-vegan) options on the menu, though disappointed by the service, wait time, and unreasonably large portions; many people feel that big plates of food are a good thing when dining out, but I would rather pay less, eat a sensible yet filling meal, and move on. Instead, I balanced three servings’ worth of food on my lap through the entire 3-hour the post-brunch movie (Avatar). While I was grateful for the food, I ended up paying $9 plus a $5 tip (ah, the perils of eating in a group) for a dish I knew I could duplicate for a fraction of that at home. Continue reading ‘Basic Coconut Rice’
Published December 26, 2009
bread , breakfast , dessert
Cinnamon rolls are traditions for many families at Christmas. They weren’t for mine, but we wouldn’t have minded if they were- we’re suckers for anything sweet. Continue reading ‘Quick Cinnamon Rolls’