Last night I made "Butternut Squash Ginger Soup" from La Dolce Vegan. I haven't used this cookbook at all, since I've had sorta mixed results from their other books. But this was a nice recipe - it's got butternut squash, red lentils, ginger, veggie broth... I added garlic and some roasted/crushed fennel seeds. We had a big family dinner last night, to celebrate some relatives coming to town, so I made a quadruple batch and fed about 12 people... other people pitched in lots of other stuff too, so it wasn't just soup. Sorry to say, I forgot to bring my camera and take a picture.
So, today, for lunch I had some of the left over soup, a few slices of some amazing rye-flax-sunflower seed bread, a few slices of grilled "Celebration Roast," and a half of a pomelo. Have you ever had a pomelo? I think that's what it's called. It's gigantic - yellowy on the outside and reddish pink on the inside. It's like a giant grapefruit sort of, but much sweeter and you can just eat it. The rind is THICK and there's a lot of very bitter pith, so I peeled off all the skin. It was a very tasty fruit. I'll get more at next week's farmers market.
A couple of days ago, Musty said "I want some beef stroganoff." I knew I wasn't going to make any beef anything, but he was willing to try some seitan stroganoff. I've never had this dish before, so I didn't know what to expect - but I remembered that VwaV had a recipe. I made it tonight, and we both loved it! I followed Chris's lead, and made the "beef" seitan from La Dolce Vegan. Great tip! what an easy and successful seitan recipe. I made a generous half recipe of the Seitan Stroganoff, and left out the portabellos (since I'm not a huge mushroom fan). It was rich and tasty. Also I found these nice ribbon noodles just like egg noodles, but with no eggs. Fun noodle shape! Just so you don't get worried, we had a big salad with dinner too.
Hope you had a nice weekend!