Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Plant-based comfort food.

I'm currently in the midst of some intense personality clashes that are bubbling into the political arena and also influenced by things like traditional owners vs outsiders. Anyone who's been involved with activism would have some idea of the sort of in-fighting I'm talking about, and anyone who's been involved with indigenous people would know the added complexities of kinship and country. I'm not involved in the clashes at all, but I'm sort of in the middle because I'm friends with both sides and also a researcher. It's all very stressful, and very exciting, and I'm curious to see how it plays out. The life of a sociologist is never dull!!

After coming home late from a full-on meeting last night where we discussed these clashes for a long time, I wanted some quick and easy comfort food.

I had some apples and pears that needed using, so I got to make a recipe sent to me by the wonderful Vaala of the new-ish Twilight and Shadow blog. This apple-pear crumble was really, really good. The addition of nuts (I used sunflower seeds) to the oat-y topping mixed up the flavour and texture in a really good way. I only made a small pan, since it’s just me at home, but I really could have eaten much more of this. Thanks for the recipe, Vaala!

I felt bad having just apple crumble for dinner. So, since I had the oven on, I threw in some chips. When they were done I topped them with some leftover ‘All American Cheez Sauce’ from Ultimate Uncheese. So yummy.

The cheez sauce had some carrot in it. That makes the dinner a little healthy, right?

P.S. As per Vaala’s suggestion to me, I had half the crumble for brekky the next morning. Yum!

13 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Oooh, that apple-pear crumble looks divine - that will be PERFECT for your breakfast tomorrow morning!

romina said...

No matter how unhealthy anything you cook can be, it's probably a million times healthier than what people consider "healthy" in the non-veg world! (ie, a "lean" cut of meat)

Vaala said...

Oooo, glad you liked the crumble! It's real comfort food. Don't feel bad about dessert for dinner. Sometimes we just need to treat ourselves.

lengslog said...

I'm so glad to see photos of Vegan with a Vengeance's recipes. I just bought it today and started book marking pages. Amongst them are the ones you baked recently.

Alice (in Veganland) said...

I think I ate too much fries this weekend and now I can't stop drooling over your photo, when I should be looking at the crumble!

Wheeler's Frozen Dessert said...

That crumble looks soo good. And carrots in cheez! Yum.

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

I could enjoy apple & pear crumble for breakfast, lunch, & dinner!! What an interesting position you're in - bet there aren't any easy answers...

Theresa said...

Vicki, where's the fun in easy answers?! No, it certainly will take a while to play itself out fully, and until then I'm trying to look on the bright side and see the interesting aspects of it! It's a crash course in local politics, that's for sure!

Monika K said...

Is it wrong to still be up at midnight, typing on my computer and wishing I had a tasty bowl of your chips and cheese to keep me company? Wrong but oh so right! And I enjoy hearing about your life as a sociologist - so keep the stories coming!

Cookiemouse said...

Apple crumble and chips sounds like the sort of comfort food that used to make boarding school bearable.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

You’re right; this story isn’t seeming to get ANY news time in the US. That’s one of the main reasons I felt I needed to highlight it on my blog; because so many people hadn’t heard a thing about it! Yesterday, when I was watching CNN, the top news story was—I kid you not—about a boy who wore his Payton Manning football jersey daily for 6 years!

Vegetation said...

Mmmmmm chips and cheesy sauce, send some my way!

And yes, cardamom and strawberry went well together (well I thought they did :P Just no one else in the family apparently!)

Sam said...

Oh yum! That crumble looks so yummy!