Thursday, July 26, 2007

Ketchup

Some pictures of food that got stuck on my camera when the batteries died.

Some Sunday Market Bounty. Conjoined twin capsicums...

A bowl-full of mandarins, some freakishly large carrots, and a butternut pumpkin.

A pile of eggplants for only $2.


The butternut pumpkin was diced and mixed with maple syrup, cinnamon, and nuttlex (vegan margarine) to become this delicious side dish.

It accompanied some pasties, which were one of our many attempts to empty the fridge and freezer before we moved. We had two sheets of pastry, and Andy was bored. The results:

Inside, they were chock full o' curried eggplant with heaps of sesame and cumin seeds, carrots, and capsicums.

Here's a photo from ages ago. Tomato, onion and basil flavoured veggie sausages. I forget the brand, but they come in those plastic trays. Tasty, but the texture is mushy and horrible. Topped with sautted onions, mustard and tomato sauce, however, they made a good and simple meal.
With the sausages, we had a BIG salad that Andy made. It featured lettuce, tomato, cucumber, avocado, beetroot, sprouts, and heaps of herbs, including our new Perennial Coriander plant, which is very cool.
A different pumpkin was roasted and tossed with pasta, thyme, and bread crumbs to make this interesting dish. It was good, but I doubt we'll make it again. The bread crumbs made it super dry.
And finally, some hang over food. Don't make this unless you had waaay too much wine the night before. It's grated sweet potato, which I started to cook but then felt sick. Andy took over and added capsicum, tomato, spices, and a tin of spaghetti. Then he put it on toast. I took one bite. He ate his whole plate, took a nap, and then ate my whole plate. I had cereal later in the afternoon.

From now on I'll be posting new pictures of new food from my new house :)

10 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

what delicious-looking meals you've created!! wow, that siamese-twin-like pepper is rather odd, haha. I've been finding a lot of "conjoined-twin" fresh cherries like that..

Veganista said...

I just looove pasties and yours look great, absolutely chocka with a tasty vegie filling. Hope you have a great first weekend in the new house.

Vegetation said...

Wow, those carrots are MASSIVE!! That side dish of pumpkin looks really yummy and so do the pasties.

Were the vege sausages the eatwell one's? I've had a packet in my freezer for about 5 months but I'm too scared to eat them because of the soy in them.

Vegetation said...

Oh and I meant to say good luck with the move! (I'll stop bogging down your comments page now.)

KleoPatra said...

Wow, all that great food! The veggies and fruit are so gorgeous, i think the mandarins are my fave. Good buy on the eggplants!!

Your pasties filled with curry 'n' sesame 'n' capsicums... oh my!

The sausage looks so good. Trying to think of what brand that is, but i can only think of Tofurky... mushy?!?! Hmmmmmm...

Hangover food, 'eh? Ha!! Life is to be enjoyed, and you know it! GO YOU!

Theresa said...

They are EatWell, vegetation. Maybe if you can incorporate them into another dish, some sort of bake or casserole or something, they would be better. I won't be buying them again, though.

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vko said...

Um, $2 for all those yummy eggplants? I need to move there!

And the pastries you guys made look delicious, as does the hangover food!

Happy moving!

Don't Get Mad Get Vegan! said...

wow, what i wouldn't give for freakishly large carrots such as those! i'm usually disappointed with how scrawny the ones we get are. beautiful! and wonderful way to enjoy them.

tho, those may be the first carrots i've seen that make me want to try a carrot dog ;)

SoVeg said...

Those carrots are incredible!!