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10/07/2011

Vegan MoFo: Lemony white bean salad!  »


I made this salad for dinner the other night, and it was good, but when I ate the leftovers for lunch the next day, I almost had an orgasm right there at my desk, because it was that much better. So maybe let it sit a bit before you eat it?

Also everything’s awesome when it’s swimming in olive oil.

This recipe is “adapted” (i.e. copied with a couple minor changes) from Big Vegan, a cookbook I’m trying to use as much as possible so I can review it for y’all.

Lemony white bean salad!
Ingredients

1/4 cup minced fresh rosemary (or less, b/c that’s a shit ton of rosemary)
4 garlic cloves, sliced
1/4 cup olive oil (shit yeah, olive oil!)
red pepper flakes to taste
2 lemons’ worth of juice (around 2 Tbsp.?)
2 14-oz cans white beans (Or 2 cups dried, cooked in your pressure cooker. You do have one of those, right?)
2 large carrots, chopped
1 tsp. salt
Chopped parsley (up to 1/3 cup, or whatever you’ve got)

Instructions
Cook the beans if you’re not using canned. This is less fast but cheaper, tastier, and more sustainable b/c you’re not shipping around cans and water.

Rinse and drain beans, pour into serving bowl.
In a small saucepan, heat the garlic and rosemary in the oil on medium-low until they’re warmed through and the garlic starts to change color a little.

Add the red pepper and heat another minute.

Pour the oil mixture, lemon juice, and salt on the beans.

Put the carrots in the same oily saucepan, and add water to cover about halfway. Bring to a simmer and cover for about 5 minutes, until the carrots are tender but still have a little bit of crunch.

Add the carrots and parsley to the bowl. Toss. Let sit a bit. Devour.

    03/23/2011

    Olive oil rosemary semolina cake from Vegan Baking! This looks delicious! I’m totally jealous of these photo skills too. Man, she must have the extra new iPhone because mine doesn’t have that kind of camera talent. So pretty!

    Olive oil rosemary semolina cake from Vegan Baking! This looks delicious! I’m totally jealous of these photo skills too. Man, she must have the extra new iPhone because mine doesn’t have that kind of camera talent. So pretty!

    11/29/2010

    Recipe: Roasted root vegetables with rosemary biscuits!  »


    Hey pals, once again my mother did a lovely vegan spread alongside the lame turkey and stuff. The vegan mashed potatoes and vegan stuffing were delish but this was the special center of the vegan Thanksgiving at my house! It’s a roasted-root-veggie cobbler-type thing. We made it once many moons ago from a Martha Stewart recipe but I couldn’t find it anywhere! We found some approximations online but we just sort of did it the way I remembered in the end. Well, a very simple version of it.

    You just chop up a bunch of root vegetables (and brussels sprouts because I love them!) like parsnips (I’m so into parsnips now), beets, sweet potatoes and all those good things. Mix them up with salt and olive oil, and then roast them in the oven! Once they are all roasted and you know, tasty, add from a half to a whole cup of vegetable broth, depending on the size of your dish. Then you put the biscuit topping on and bake. Use any biscuit recipe you want; I really really love Bisquick so I just did their basic recipe and added rosemary. Boooom!┬áRoasted root vegetables with rosemary biscuits!

    [second picture is of the “vegan” leftovers section in the fridge—how cute is my mom?]

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