I love mushrooms. Growing up you could not have gotten me to eat a mushroom if my life depended on it. Last night I made a mushroom curry and served it with some chapatis. Such goodness. I would have loved to use oyster mushrooms, but they are so freakin’ expensive it is ridiculous. So, I opted for cremini. I prefer those over the white mushrooms. Here is the recipe. Enjoy!
1lb mushrooms, chopped (I used cremini)
8 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, chopped fine
1tsp curry powder
1tsp garam masala
1-14oz can crushed tomatoes
In a skillet, saute onion and garlic in oil until it is tender. Add spices. Saute for a minute more. Add mushrooms and tomatoes. Gently stir. Cover and let simmer for 10-12 minutes. Stirring occasionally. Add water if dish seems to dry. After the dish has simmered, add cilantro. Serve over rice or with chapatis.
Curry with homemade chapatis. The chapatis were so tasty and easy to make.
Tuesday night we had nachos. Yum. That is usually our soup night, but I was feeling like nachos. I made the cheeze sauce from “La Dolce Vegan” to go on top. I topped them with refried beans, guacamole, Tofutti sour cream and a hatch chile salsa. They were so good. You can’t beat nachos.
Yesterday I made apricot bread. The recipe comes from “How It All Vegan”. I had been wanting to make it for sometime now, but everytime I went to the store. The dried apricots looked like crap. I found some nice ones this time. The bread was terrific. So good. Arthur liked it as well.
So, one of my dear friends got food poisening from a local pizza joint. He ordered chicken tenders and pizza. He said the delivery was an hour and a half late. After eating his meal a few hours later, the crap and barf fest began. It was so bad, that at one point when he thought he was well enough to go to work, he sh-t his pants at work. Ugh. After a couple of days, he is still feeling puny. Now, I am not trying to sound high and mighty and believe me I do not think that I am. But when I hear stories like this, it makes me glad I am veggie. Very few veggie people get food poisening. I do not miss meat. Not at all. I was never a big fan as a child, so there is definitely no love lost.
Today I am working on a design to make for Josh’s birthday cake. Arthur informed me that I needed to make his Daddy a dinosaur cake. Vegan of course. I think I will do the head of a T-rex on the cake. Something cartoonish and fun. Josh will get a kick out of it. As will Arthur. He is such a silly little boy.
Tomorrow night we are going to happy hour for Josh’s birthday with his coworkers. I am excited because when he gets home we will give him his birthday present. I got his road bike fixed. A while back, some douchebag of a patient at his work hit his bike intentionally while it was locked up and totally trashed the back wheel. So much that it was going to cost almost $300 to get a new one. Oy. But lucky for me, Josh’s best friend has a wheel. He put it on Josh’s bike. A perfect fit. He took it to the shop to get the bike cleaned up and all it will cost me is $52. Score! Thanks Sean. Josh has no clue, he still thinks the bike is sitting in the garage collecting dust never to be fixed in the near future. Josh’s birthday is actually on Saturday, but he has to work. Boo! So we are celebrating Friday night.
Well I am off to work on a birthday cake. Hope you have a lovely day.
peas and love….
Krys and the boys