Sunday, January 4, 2009

Mom, what are all these cars doing in my house?!?

I made Sweet Chickpea Curry Casserole from Vive Le Vegan that Joanna had blogged about. Very very delicious and really easy. Thanks, Joanna, for blogging about it.

Just chop stuff up, dump some cans of stuff in and toss it in the oven. I'm sure you're wondering how such a lazy dish could ever be good. Well, it is more than good. It's amazing. Bow down to the kitchen queen that is Dreena.

Here is what I did differently:

1. If you use full fat coconut milk, only use 1/2 can + water.
2. I added in about a cup of leftover mashed squash, it made it really creamy and thick.
3. you gotta add some hot sauce or jalapenos unless you like 0 stars.

I also made some brown basmati rice that I cooked with some cardamom pods (about 3 of them for 4 people's worth of rice). When it was almost done, I added in some frozen peas.

Now you have 2 bloggers that give this the thumbs up, so get out there and make some.


Just a smiley gingerbread cupcake from where else, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. Do I have to mention that it was really good or have we all figured out that cupcakes from this book are always yummy?


My mother sent me a ton of these wind up toys in my xmas box. The cats really don't know what to think.

It's party time when we wind them up. Even the sleepiest cat will get up to join in.

Peepa is contemplating a smack down. This car goes in circles and apparently it deserves extra smacks when it goes around something, like this tripod leg.

Faline is ready to spring into action.
And here is her big move -- sniff the boat that goes around in circles.


Tara said...

Once again, great looking food and adorable kitties! I hope the weather is better for you now. It hasn't snowed here but the temp is around -15! I am hoping for snow.

Sarah said...

Ironic! I was looking @ the casserole recipe today and added it to my "to make soon" list.

River said...

Lazy dishes are my kind of dishes. Sometimes you just don't want to spend a couple of hours in the kitchen cooking something that you will eat in 5 minutes.

Your cats always crack me up! I gotta try the wind-up toy game!

Jenn said...

I've been craving Indian lately, so I'll try to make that soon. Cute cupcakes!

Toys to drive cats bonkers...Priceless.

VeggieGirl said...

Cute cupcakes and cats!! :-)

beastmomma said...

That looks yummy. I look forward to returning to my kitchen, so that I can cook again. Also, I hope that you are managing okay with the crazy snowfall.

Veg-a-Nut said...

YOu know, I love curry. Why then I ask myself have I been waiting so long to make this dish? Zoom, zoom, zoom kitties!

I ♥ puggies said...

your kitties are so cute! In my opinion, cats are at their cutest when they're playing.

Jeni Treehugger said...

Happy New Year Bethany.

For the Love of Guava said...

mm... hard to say no to curry!

Joanna said...

i'm so glad you liked it!!! i feel bad when i blog about food that i love and then someone tries it and hates it. i remember eating these for every meal until it was gone. i tend to do that haha

i just got vctotw but i haven't made any cupcakes yet because i'm on a juice fast. i can't wait til it's over!!! what's your number 1 favorite cupcake in that book???

Suzanne said...

Yummmmmmm gingerbread cupcakes. There's 1 left that is technically Anthony's but if he doesn't eat it soon, it's mine! ;)

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Aww, I love the smiley face :o)