Saturday, February 22
Lentil-A-Roni, Mushroom-Tofu Stroganoff, Kale Salad and Ciabatta Bread
We got together with our friends David & Luce and Alison & Kevin for dinner at David & Luce’s home. They made the two pasta dishes, both from Isa Does It and both were so delicious. David and Luce are both excellent cooks. Alison made a cooked kale salad that contained bell peppers, corn, and some other yummy stuff. I think she invented this recipe on the fly, which makes me insanely jealous because it was so good and she just made it up. I made a batch of ciabatta bread, because I love to bake bread. I use this recipe from Holy Cow Vegan. It turns out perfect, but be warned, the dough does not do what she says it will at the various stages of mixing. It also tends to ooze a bit, rather than becoming proper “loaves”. And your parchment paper is going to burn since it really shouldn’t be in the oven at that temperature. Also, I’ve made this twice and both times it was done in about 12-15 minutes instead of 25. I think anything in a 500-degree oven for 25 minutes would end up as charcoal, but that’s just me. Luce finished out this delicious dinner with an apple crisp from Dr. McDougall. It was so good and decadent; you’d never know how healthy it actually was. It was so wonderful to spend time with good friends, enjoying wonderful food and excellent conversation.