Chickpea Cutlets! I might be one of the last veg*n's to have tried these, and they are pretty good. I was a bit skeptical that it would only take 30 minutes to make these, as it usually takes me a bit longer to make things than the recipe says, but it actually took a bit less time than this. I also made V-Con's Mushroom Gravy, and man, I could think of so many things that stuff would be good on.
I also made some garlicky mashed potatoes to go with the Cutlets. All around it was a pretty All American meal. Well kinda, except with out, you know, the giant hunk of meat. THIS should be the All American meal.
Mmmmmm. Anyway, the potatoes were really easy, and as usual I didn't measure my ingredients, but I can give you a rough idea of what I did. These are nothing special, very simple, and perhaps this is why they are so good, no fuss.
Garlicky Mashed Potatoes
russet potatoes (I used 3 - there are only two of us)
2 cloves of garlic
Earth Balance (to taste)
plain soy milk (to taste)
salt (to taste)
onion powder (to taste)
ground black pepper (to taste)
Scrub and peel the potatoes. If you cut them into smaller chunks, they will cook faster.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the potatoes and the peeled garlic cloves. Cook for about 30 minutes or until you can easily pierce the potato pieces with a fork.
Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and mix with a mixer until smooth. You may need to add a little bit more spice.
I was looking at Veggie's blog a few days ago and saw a cake she made with tea in it. Now I guess she had some issues using whole tea leaves, but the idea of baking with tea intrigues me. I would like to see if I can't find some recipe that involves tea. Seems like it could be good. I'll have to see what I find. If anyone out there has any ideas, or has cooked with tea before and has recipes, please email me!
'Til next time.