Only my miserable plating skillz have prevented me from posting several of the meals I have enjoyed since January 1, but, you know, I'm making it one of my blog-related resolutions to do better on this front, and so as not to allow some most excellent vegan food to sink unrecorded into oblivion, here are a few examples.
|Some more awesomeness from Viva Vegan. First rule of plating (broken here): |
Never photograph the amount you're actually going to eat.
|Pot barley, macro and super-macro|
|Pot barley soup, with beans and kale, and, because that wasn't exciting enough, kimchi!|
Plus a tomato and pickled red onion salad and some wretched commercial white pita
bread elevated to heights it did not deserve with olive oil and crushed garlic!
So I pulled it all apart and marinated it in the Buddha's chicken marinate from Bryanna Clark Grogan's Authentic Chinese Cuisine:
...and put it back together and braised it instead of steaming/frying:
...and ate it like this:
|A dang good meal. Those shoestring thingies are very lightly stir-fried potatoes a la chinoise. |
The yellow stuff is homemade daikon pickle coloured with turmeric: stinky, but good.
Sigh. It's been a pretty good week after all.