Veganmofo: Delicata Squash Soup

Last night my hubby Neil made some wonderful soup from our delicata squash that was part of our CSA this week. He used veganyumyum’s recipe for delicata squash soup and it was super yummy! I have a photo but it is on my film camera so you will have to wait until I get them developed and put on a disc. To acompany our soup we had a slice of our Elmore Mountain Pain au Levain bread from our CSA and I made a warm shallot dressing with Sweet Salad Turnips over a Bunch Mizuna. Our entire meal used ingredients from our CSA and were otherwise local and organic it was a great light meal before our first yoga class at Yoga Mountain.

Veganmofo: Moroccan Tofu & Couscous

I got this great Moroccan dipping sauce a few weeks ago and decided it would just takes so good on some tofu. So I marinated to tofu in the sauce for the day and then baked it in the oven for an hour.

For the couscous:
1T olive oil
1 shallot minced
2 roasted red peppers, diced
1/4 c raisins
1 c whole wheat couscous
1 1/2 c boiling water
salt and pepper to taste

Bring a kettle of water to boil. Then sautee the shallots over med-high until soft. Add the peppers, raisins couscous, salt and pepper a stir to combine. Add the boiling water and stir. Remove from the heat and cover. Let sit for 5 min and then fluff with a fork.

I haven’t charged the battery for my camera so that is why I still have no picture of my tofu loaf or of this dinner. However Neil is working from home today so he plans on photographing dinner from last night since there were left overs for lunch and then he can also upload the tofu loaf picture.

Our CSA starts today!

This Week’s Share Contains Fennel; Bunch Sweet Salad Turnips; Mixed Sweet Peppers; Walla Walla (Sweet Onions); Bunch Mizuna; Green and/or Purple Pac Choi; Delicata Squash; Bunch Curley Parsley; Red Norland Potatoes; Shallots; Vermont Cranberry Company Dried Cranberries; Maplebrook Farm Ricotta Cheese; and Elmore Mountain Pain au Levain bread.

so our non-vegan partners will take the cheese and we will have to figure out the rest but i am excited to use all these ingredients!

YAY!

Neil got a raise I think this means an out to dinner celebration! We are going out to A Single Pebble! yummy food here we come!

Things have been crazy busy and little real recipe cooking has been done. Mostly we have just been throwing easy things together at home.

Care Package Swap

I am glad to see that there has been a good amount of interest that has sparked from the idea of doing a vegan care package exchange. Now I would like to move on to the next step which would be getting this all going. If you are really interested in doing this please send me a an e-mail at cookingforaveganlover@gmail.com by October 31st, 2008. I will then let you know within a week who your partners are and you are expected to send your packages within a month of receiving this information.

Please just send me a note with an e-mail address that you would like to be contacted by and whether you are willing to exchange internationally or not. Please do not send me your address I will then match you up with someone and give each of you each others e-mail contacts and it is up to you to exchange mailing addresses. As well please expect to spend around $20 on goods, if you would like to spend more than do so however do not be disappointed if your partner does not do the same. As well this is all based on trust that whoever is participating in this exchange will actually follow through on the exchange, BE AWARE that someone may default and that there is nothing that I can do regulate whether your partner will follow through or not you have to trust that both of you really want to participate. If you don’t feel like you will be able to participate to the full extent please do not respond to this.

I look forward to seeing how many people are interested in participating. Please encourage other vegan bloggers to participate as well.

Vegan November Care Package Swap

So I was drawn to the PPK forum because of this idea of vegan care package exchange which I think is a great idea and would love to participate in. However there are two problems:
1. it’s over on the PPK
2. (this is the big one) I have not been posting on the PPK for 6mos. nor do I have 1000 posts so apparently I couldn’t even participate if I wanted to….it is said that those who do not fulfill one of the two requirements are statistically more apt to default on the exchange.

So now is where I propose an exchange with someone. I have no idea how many people acutally read this blog but I would really like to put the idea of an exchange out there. I am willing to send anywhere.

So comment below if you are interested and we can get this started.