It’s October, isn’t it? Not only that, but it’s mid-October. My.
A colleague asked me the other day what fabulous-smelling lentil dish I had a few weeks ago. (Long story short: it was mejadra. It’s always mejadra.) I thought, ‘I have just the series of posts to compensate for my lack of short-term memory!’ and checked my blog, only to find that my last update was two months ago.
So I’m doing this for me, for colleagues, for reference—for anyone who wonders what vegans eat.
To-night the house smelled fabulous—the kind of smell that makes me smolder when people ask what I eat and the answer is ‘chard, wheat berries and pomegranate molasses…’: a big, leafy green, some weird grain that sounds familiar but isn’t as hip is quinoa, and I didn’t realise that there was such a thing as pomegranate… To top it off, it’s no beauty pageant winner.
But in reality, the mix is an enticing sweet-and-sour, almost barbecue like smell that would make anyone wander into the kitchen.
Anyone who thinks that vegans are deprived isn’t using his imagination.
- First lunch: Roasted butternut squash soup, from Chow—with a whole head of roasted garlic thrown in
- Second lunch: Swiss chard and wheat berries with pomegranate molasses, from Jerusalem by Yotam Ottoleghi—with some sautéed tempeh and a whole head of roasted garlic thrown in
To find out just exactly what vegans eat, click there for a link to the category.