Monday, November 23, 2015

It's No Turkey


On Thanksgiving, this will be happening. I know "Gardein Holiday Roast Day" doesn't have quite the snap that "Turkey Day" has to it, but it will do. I'm trying a different brand this year. (Last year was the Field Roast Celebration Roast.) My expectations will be low and my sides will be many. We're expecting 8 - 12 people this year.

I'm trying out this Bobby Flay recipe my friend Jen sent me because what's Thanksvegan without a little kale? There will be vegan mashed potatoes, and a sweet potato or squash situation that I have yet to decide on. Maybe some green beans. Not a lot of raw, but a lot of vegan-y things. I'm thinking of picking up a vegan pumpkin pie or two from Whole Foods. (The one I got last year at a local vegan restaurant super-sucked.)

*This is not a Gardein Holiday Roast sponsored post. I don't even know if I'll like this little veg-brick yet. I'll let you know.



Friday, November 6, 2015

Fuyu. No, fuYU.


Have you guys ever had a Fuyu persimmon? Until very recently, I had only had the pointy kind of persimmons that have black seeds and are only good if they are mushy because if you eat them before they're ripe you can't get the bad feeling out of your mouth for a couple of hours.

Anyway.

Fuyus are fantastic. No seeds, not even a core, you can eat the whole thing. They have more of a pear-like texture but still taste persimmon-ish. These are my new favorite (raw) thing, and it's persimmon season right now so they're around. You should get some.

That's all. Just have a Fuyu and thank me later.