I'm going to let the pictures do most of the talking in this post.
Calzones--marinara, mushrooms, green peppers, spinach, olives, basil-tofu ricotta. Funny story: After we made these and sealed them up tight, we realized we forgot to put the ricotta in! So we slit the top and started stuffing the ricotta in through the slits! That's why the slits look a bit stretched... End result was terrific, though.
A shot with the filling oozing out.
Our Korean dinner with Sean included:
More kamja bokum, this time with actual red peppers.
Baechu Kuksu Muchim, cabbage noodle salad. It used napa cabbage, onions, rice vermicelli, pine nuts, sesame seeds, and a tasty dressing of simply oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Quite yum.
Yesterday I made Cure What Ails Ya Garlic Soup, from La Dolce Vegan. This is my first recipe out of this book, and I made it quick because poor Bob was ailing with a sore throat and couldn't swallow any food. I swear, this perked him right up! A whole bulb of garlic ought to have some immediate effect on you--that's potent stuff.
I attended a Speak Out for Species meeting this week, where Lorena Mucke of the Christian Vegetarian Association spoke on sharing veganism with Christians. It was an awesome talk. Sadly, as a Christian and a vegan, I have found more animosity against the vegan lifestyle within the church than from any other group of people. Why should it be that way? The very ideals Jesus embodied were love, compassion, and mercy. Veganism extends that to all the animal kingdom, not just us humans. Every created thing is a reflection of God's love in some way, and He explicity charged mankind with the responsibility to care for it as He would--we are stewards of creation, not owners of it. No Christian can deny that. So I cannot understand why it is perceived as okay within the church to allow the horrifying treatment of animals that we all know goes on. Why do they shut their minds to it? It makes Bob and me feel so isolated sometimes. Anyway, it was refreshing and encouraging to hear Lorena talk.
You will get a longer, more cheerful post from me soon, I promise!