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Gna Goes Veganese

Esta foto es de la receta que aprendi y me anime e hice el tofu. El plato quedo muy rico y a Roberto le gusto mucho.

Gna eats tofu!

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Pink Sauce

We made another easy recipe from the Vegan Yum Yum cookbook. It’s a super creamy tomato sauce kind of like a pink sauce but made with cashews.  If you’re missing the creaminess in a pasta sauce you need to try this one. The picture doesn’t quite do it justice but it was divine!

Creamy goodness

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Vegan mystery mush…

The other day something went terribly and inexplicably wrong with a pot of black beans. We ended up with onions floating atop murky water and a layer of spent beans at the bottom of the pot. I thought the best thing would be to puree them and ‘re-fry’ them.

After several cracks (no pun intended) about how the beans looked the same in the pot as how they’d look once we pooped them out, we tasted them and decided they were edible. Arlene made some tostones and salad to go with the bean mush. She topped a hapless toston with the bean slurry and salad as you can see in the picture below.

It was good considering how bad it looked.

Not a recipe we’d recommend, unless something goes terribly wrong with your cooking.

We hid the mush on purpose

Like little bursts of sun

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Corn and Frijoles Get Along

This was a red bean Cuban style potaje which we accompanied with corn fritters from the Vegan Yum Yum cookbook. They’ve come out prettier before but since we asked them to pose for the picture they refused to look good. They are tasty though. The salad is mustard greens, napa cabbage, tomatoes and red onion.

Corny love

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Hanging at GnAbu’s

We went to hang with the Gna and Abu. I feel like they Love, Love Me Do.  Going over there after A Hard Day’s Night is only Getting Better and they Don’t Let Me Down. As is the custom in their parts, they treated us like royalty. It’s so great, that I’d be there Eight Days a Week. The menu: potatoes, tabbouleh, hummus, field roast, red wine and a coconut bliss ending. My Little Child loved it and Do You Want To Know a Secret? If you haven’t already guessed it, we rocked The Beatles rock band.

Gracias Gna!

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Still Celebrating

We had a little shindig for Isaiah’s birthday and we’re posting pictures starting with the highlight of the evening: Gna’s amazingly delicious and creatively decorated chocolate cake with strawberry and chocolate hazelnut filling!!  And the rest of the dinner menu in pictures.  Wishing all of you were here to celebrate with us!

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Simple Meal

Nothing too creative here but still really good. Cuban style garbanzo potaje with brown rice and a simple salad of mustard greens with lemon, olive oil and salt.

Get your protein on

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PIZZA!… with some new cheese-like stuff on it!

So Arlene, in her continuous search for something like cheese that is not cheese found what was touted in several places as the best non-cheese cheese. She ordered it, and a few days later we decided to test it on pizza. I made the usual whole wheat/semolina crust and bought some Field Roast Italian sausage (read: SA-ssich!), mushrooms and these bad-ass pepper stuffed olives from WF that were truly spectacular.

The cheese, Daiya, is vegan, but has some weird soy derivative in it we’d never heard of before. The flavor was good, and it melted pretty well, but we found the taste got old after we ate a lot of it. However, it probably was the best substitute we’ve ever used, and while we won’t probably order it again (shipping cost + shipped in styrofoam = no bueno), if we could buy it locally, we probably would use it here and there. It’s supposedly sold at WF, but I’ve never seen it here in Florida. Anywho, enjoy the pics.

Love,

Chris

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