Thursday, October 29, 2009
This was my yummy dinner. "Gardeners Pie"
I steamed a handful of fresh green beans, carrot, onion, added mushroom gravy and put on the bottom of my cute little baking dish. I then put a liberal layer of mashed potatoes (made with water and a little olive oil and garlic. I like to leave the skin on, I personally love the flavor and texture, plus tons of fiber and vitamins are in the peel...and I'm too lazy to peel them!)
I then pressed homemade biscuit dough on top to form a crust. You could buy store bought biscuit dough, there are many brands that are vegan. Bake until golden brown on top. Yummy!
People are so funny. When they hear the word "vegan" they try to run, they automatically thing "gross" or "nasty", definitely not something they'd eat under any circumstances. I was doing some grocery shopping earlier with my little brother, who put a box of iced strawberry poptarts in the cart. I asked him if it would be okay for us to get the non iced ones, because those are vegan, that way I could eat one too. "Poptarts aren't vegan!" he shrieked. "I bet you'd be surprised how many foods you love are vegan! How about a carrot stick? Peanut butter and jelly? Or an Oreo?" He had a very skeptical look on his face, and proceeded to read random labels as we finished shopping. "Omgosh Reese's Puffs are vegan?", horrified that he had inadvertantly been consuming "nasty vegan food" his whole life. This just made me chuckle :) I love Luke.