Vegan Butter in chi-chi dish.
As you may know, my world revolves around keeping my Dear Husband happy and our 4 Siberian Huskies happy, which all contributes to me being happier! DH is allergic to milk! It really puts a crimp into baking. Also, I am not allergic and it’s a pain to buy both so I don’t, but I do miss butter! I finally found a recipe for a vegan butter than tastes like the creamery stuff you buy at farm stands! It is so good!
vegan butter ingredients
Click here for awesome recipe! Scroll down the page to find the recipe.
Before you ask if you can substitute something in the recipe, read the web site thoroughly, the author has tried a few and then read the comments, people have had varying degrees of success making changes. You will not be disappointed if you make this vegan butter!
FYI: Coconut Oil
If you have never used or tried coconut oil. If the temp is below 70 degrees, it will be solid and hard as a rock. If the temperature is over 70, it will be liquid.
When a fellow blogger, C. John Thompson, posted his Canadian Thanksgiving meal, on his blog, Sybaritica, I drooled! Cioppino, how perfect! What a brilliant idea. The dish contains foods readily available to the Natives and Pilgrims back in the day. I asked dear husband what he thought. He said he’d be happy as long as I made my homemade bread to sop up the yummy juices.
While John posted a wonderful version, I decided to use my homemade canned tomatoes as my base with some homemade crab stock. To the stock, I added scallops, mussels, lobster tails, shrimp and cod. You might ask where is the garlic and herbs? The tomatoes contain an obscene amount of garlic and herbs fresh from my garden at their peak in the summer.
So, I while I have a lot to be thankful, I am very thankful for this meal!
Thanksgiving 2012: Cioppino, Boules, Champagne and Belgian Truffles
As the month goes on and on I am determined to finish this and get a badge! Go me!
Where I am this month
Challenged gluten today -no immediate effect, we’ll see tomorrow.
Breakfast: oatmeal and coffee.
Lunch: Indian brunch, rice, shrimpy things, salad, grilled chicken, goat curry, mint sauce.
Dinner: Ravioli, cauliflower, rice crackers and pecan pie.
DH and I have challenged everything on our sensitivity diet and have decided that we are good. I was going to do a 2 week diet but after reading several web sites online, mainly NIH, whose opinion I trust explicitly and have decided a week is fine. I feel no better or worse for the week. I have gained a few pounds trying to keep the protein up, which is also why I am cutting it short rather than long. We have also decided gluten free bread is the devils’ invention.
Well, another night of insomnia, woke at midnight went to sleep at 4… so tired! But, I used to the time well, wrote for NaNoWriMo and did my morning chores. A friend brought me out for lunch. Had a steak with asparagus and mashed potatoes. For supper, ribs, mashed cauliflower and sweet potato fries. All in all a good day. Did a dairy challenge with no effect so putting dairy back on my diet -which means a latté from heaven will be savored on Sunday! We go to the store tomorrow and I bring home cow juice!