Sunday, November 11, 2007

Almost-vegan Thanksgiving dinner

Originally uploaded by Maria in Toronto
As loyal readers know, it's been discovered that the milk protein makes me really sick. So now I am on a restricted diet in which I can't have any milk products including butter, cream and cheese. Thanksgiving is a difficult time since almost everything involves a ton of butter. We decided I would cook Thanksgiving dinner for us. I made a delicious vegan carrot soup with a hint of ginger and curry.
Carrot soup This is one of the most delicious soups I ever made.
First I chopped onion and garlic and fried it in olive oil, then I added the carrots and potatoes.Onions for soupSoup ingredientsThen I added two cups of vegetable bouillon, salt and pepper, one teaspoon curry powder and half a cup of chopped fresh ginger. I let it boil for about 30 minutes and then I pureed it in the blender. It was so delicious.
I also made an applesauce cranberry Jello (that's the only non-vegan thing in the whole menu). I made my own applesauce, with no sugar added.
As a main dish I made baked butternut squash in cashew sauce. It was more difficult than I thought to chop the squash (it was really really difficult). It took about 45 minutes in the oven to be ready.
And as a side I made a "stuffing" with fried onions, garlic and celery and bread crumbs. I baked it for 20 minutes as a roast.
Our vegetarian almost vegan Thanksgiving menu was delicious, but it took so long to make that when I asked James what he was thankful for all he could come up with was "I am thankful that dinner is finally ready". Hah!


Originally uploaded by Maria in Toronto.
This is a delicious and easy Mexican breakfast. All you need for one person is two flour tortillas, cheese and ham.
Heat up the tortillas, add the cheese and the ham to one tortilla, cover with the other tortilla in a sandwich-like manner. Heat until the cheese is melted turning constantly to make sure the tortillas do not burn.
Sincronizadas: instructions
Cut in four triangular pieces. Enjoy your breakfast!