Yesterday in the mailbox we had a booklet about "Talking to your kids about illicit drugs", courtesy of the Australian government. Contents aside (they are silly!), there was a letter along with the booklet from John Howard. This letter was two pages long, printed on shiny magazine-quality paper. Why couldn't he double side it? He claims to be committed to the environment, but then he sends out a letter to every household in Australia with two sheets of paper that could have been just one. Even better, the government could have made this booklet readily accessible without sending it to EVERYONE. We read through it and laughed but just chucked it in the recycle bin. We don't have kids, and there are many households like ours. Why did they waste money sending us all booklets? What an idiotic thing to do.
Hokay, now that I've got that out of my system, some foooood.
Some bread, inspired by the Pleasantly Plump Vegan's crazy bread. Instead of a sweet glaze, ours had herbs and sesame seeds in the dough and on top. Though it was delicious and the look was cool, ours didn't separate the way hers does in photos. The balls all sort of stuck together. Maybe it was the dough I used, maybe it was my double-layer technique, but either way, my bread was only a little crazy. Still, it was good enough to eat half the loaf still hot with vegemite...
Andy made the Three-Seed Lemon Tea Bread from Vegan Planet, but baked it in a cake pan instead of a loaf pan. The texture was sort of weird, but it was very tasty! After so much bread and cake, we wanted a small dinner, so Andy made a concoction of beans, veggies, and tomato sauce to have on toast.
Zucchini-Tomato Fritatta from Vegan Planet. It didn't quite set, but this was great scooped up with garlic bread.
Coconut lime rice pudding, inspired by Veganista, topped with frozen mango from last season.
Last night, what felt like an All-American Summer Dinner. SusanV's seitan ribz with steamed broccoli and cheez sauce (made by Andy), and potato salad. The ribz were good! I did them under the griller since we don't have a bbq, and they got crunchy around the edges but stayed chewy inside. The pictures were not working, though. With the flash, the potato salad glows. Without it, the ribz are too dark. So here's both. First, with the flash.
Now in natural lighting.The potato salad was maybe my favourite--Potatoes, cucumber, lime juice, olive oil, coriander and salt and pepper. It was a nice cooling side to the slightly spicy bbq sauce. For dessert, supa green fruit salad, aka kiwi and honeydew melon.