Eat, Drink, And Be A Saucy Vegan

April 20, 2010 by Keri

Today was an Eat, Drink, and Be Vegan day!  I started off my day with a little almond butter on toast, rather than my normal juice or smoothie.  I don’t know, it just sounded good so I went with it.  As it came close to lunchtime, I remembered I had been wanting to make the Thyme and Basil Hummus (page 53) from Eat, Drink, and Be Vegan, but when I opened the book I realized I had soaked the wrong type of beans!  Oh well, I was going to make it anyway with garbanzo beans.  I otherwise made the recipe exactly as written, except I blended the thyme and basil into the hummus a little more thoroughly than I think was directed.  The result was a delicious vegan hummus spread with the flavor of a creamy pesto. For the little man, I spread some on a piece of whole wheat pita bread, and we ate ours with thick pita chips.  Yum!

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We spent the late afternoon playing outside because I knew there was leftover Enchiladanomicon and we were having to much fun to go in and prepare a big meal!  When it was time to eat, I reheated last night’s leftovers and put some purple cauliflower in a pot to steam.  Purple cauliflower!! I was so excited to find it because I’ve never had it before!  Anyway, while the awesome purple cauliflower was steaming, I set to making Eat, Drink, and Be Vegan‘s Peanut Passion Sauce (page 84).  This one I made exactly as written and drizzled over the purple cauliflower (I’m 99.7% sure I’ve seen Danielle of Coffee Run do the exact same thing and I know she loves Peanut Passion Sauce!).  The peanut butter, lime, ginger, and garlic flavors were definitely a different flavor combination for me, but the sauce was very rich and delicious.  I’m excited that I have more left over to use, but what should I pour it over?

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After a delicious day, I decided to make something from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar, so definitely more on that treat tomorrow when they’re ready for their picture to be taken.  I hope everyone had a great day!

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  1. Danielle (Coffee Run) says:

    haha I think I did have that exact cauliflower/sauce side dish! I poured that sauce over everything- veggies, pasta, grains…and then I used the last of it as a tofu marinade 😀

    I admire you for cooking your own beans. I’ve tried it a few times and always mess it up 😕 Except I learned from the last time that they probably shouldn’t be cooked for 4+ hours…

    • Keri says:

      I think the easiest way to do them is the crock pot, but this time I used my (crappy) pressure cooker and they definitely didn’t cook as well. Garbanzos are the hardest to get cooked just right, I swear!

  2. Melissa G says:

    Purple cauliflower ~ how cool! I will definitely have to try to get my hands on some. And anything peanut-flavored is awesome 🙂

  3. Dianne says:

    Dang, I just made plain old normal hummus. If I had seen this post first, I would have tried yours! It looks awesome!

  4. krystina says:

    Where did you find purple cauliflower?! All I can find is orange and it isn’t nearly as vibrant or enticing.

    • Keri says:

      I found this one at a local Kroger/Payless, but I’ve also seen them at Meijer. I’ve never been able to find it at Whole Foods, which is where I do most of my produce shopping.