Tuesday, 4 November 2008

try a little priest...




Ahem. We interrupt Ducky's Modern Medieval to bring you: Halloween! My favorite holliday of the year. Why can't we do this every month? My costume this year had a culinary component. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street presents: PIES!

Filling: 2 onions, chopped. 1 cup or so of walnuts, also chopped. About a pound of mushrooms, also chopped (are you seeing a theme with the chopping here?) and tvp (it comes pre-chopped, sadly). Fry everything in your best olive oil except the tvp. Add sage, thyme, a bit of garlic and more black pepper than you really think is advisable. This thing depends on the pepper, so don't be shy. Add tvp and enough soup stock to cover, or water + a good tablespoon of marmite. Make pies. Dress up like Sweeney Todd. Sing. Eat.

If you replace the tvp with cooked puy lentils and then blend it all up, this makes a killer pate. Oh yes.

I used the pastry recipe from Tofu for Two, but I used water instead of soy milk. Usually I hate making pastry, but this was nearly painless.

music: uh... do I really have to tell you?

I also couldn't resist posting this turnip soup. It was fast and oh-so-autumnal and yummy

Onions, turnip, water, garlic, cumin, bay leaf, salt (cook these) and when the turnip is done add: lemon, saffron, chopped bok choy and heat through but don't make the bok choy mushy. Garnish with pomegranite seeds. That's it. Fast and simple.

No aplogies for the short and near-incoherent post. I'm doing NaNoWriMo and still have a job, so all of my grammar is going towards those at the moment. Deal with it. The soup is still the yum. What more do you want?

3 comments:

medici said...

It was a hot costume. Too bad that the photo didn't really capture the razors sheathed at your sides, hanging from your belt. The pies were good, too...

TheUnsilenced said...

Sweeney Todd pies!!! :D They're too good, at least, so I've heard. I'll definitely have to make some soon. Muwahaha...

vegandwhatnot said...

(somewhat evil giggles) I was Mrs. Lovett! Even dressed up the day before Halloween, because all of us arts ed kids didn't have class on halloween. Pre-halloween dressup gets you some strange stares.

Definately planning a future "meat" pie/movie night, and might have to use your pies as one variety to serve to people. And i have a knack with pastry doughs of all sorts, so it should be a breeze.