Tuesday, 8 July 2008
very exciting jacket potatoes
I've been traveling in England for work, which means that I've been eating a lot of jacket potatoes and beans. It kinda got me into a baked potato mood. Baked sweet potato stuffed with broccoli. Broccoli: Cumin, ground white poppyseeds, onion, tomato, chilli, ginger, methi leaves broccoli, graram masala, okara, salt, lemon juice. Oh yeah. Pop the cumin in a tiny bit of hot oil, then add the onions, garam masala and poppyseeds. When the onions brown add the tomato, chili, ginger and methi leaves and let that reduce to a mush. Then add the broccoli and cook that. Stir in the okara, salt and lemon juice at the end. Eat and make little happy noises. These two things go so well together. I also had a glass of Peckham's Sauvignon Blanc, which is vegan, even though it's not on the Peckham's vegan wine list. The nice wine dude there checked for me. Wooohoooo!
And a little tiny rant to all you "vegans" out there who eat fish. Fish is not a vegetable. Please consult your 1st grade biology curriculum if you need to review the differences between animals and plants. Sheesh. Just call yourself omnivores if you are one, okay? Because it confuses people, and then when I go out into the world, people offer me fish and then I have to turn it down, and they inevitably tell me about some vegan they met who ate fish (or chicken, or ...and this is my favorite...pepperoni). For crying out loud, if you want to take the moral high ground of being vegan, be vegan, because clearly you understand you should be vegan if you're bothering to lie about it. If you're just a picky eater, than own up to it. If you're on a diet, then ... well...own up to that. Just stop pretending like you don't know the difference between an animal and a plant, because if you *really* don't get that, I'm going to have to staple a dunce cap to your head.
Bonus feature: photo of my favorite stop sign in the world. It makes me smile every day on the way to work. Every. Single. Day.
Ranty ranty broccoli music: joan jett. fake friends.