Cookbook no-go, plus vegan junk food! What a combo!

So guys, I got out again. I went to the bookstore looking for Vegan a GoGo thinking that it would actually be in stock. But guess what? It wasn’t. Has anyone else ever noticed how unorganized Barnes and Nobel is? Or is it just the one I go to…oh well. I’m ordering it online now. *laughs* I guess it was an okay day. I had only one break-down thinking that I couldn’t eat. Got over that…thankfully. But still, it was pretty bad. Like you want to hear that though, right? Right. Onto the vegan junk food part! Woot! Has anyone ever heard of the loverly Canadian dish called poutine? Well basically it’s french fries drenched in gravy and cheese curds. My first experiance with it was once in Ontario on my way home from Stratford at a rest stop…(it was Wendy’s…) I had a bite of my friend’s (note- this was when I wasn’t a vegan. It was years ago). So for some reason this idea popped into my head the other day…vegan poutine! It’s super simple. Here’s what I did:

Vegan Poutine:

  • 4-5 medium potatoes, cut like french fries
  • salt (to taste)
  • garlic powder (optional…or any preferred seasonings.)
  • 1/2 cup vegan gravy (I used the recipe from Happy Herbivore, but use your favourite)
  • 3 oz vegan mozerella/monterey jack cheese, cubed

Pre-heat your oven to 400F. Slice your potatoes and lay out on a greased cookie sheet. Season to your liking. Bake your fries for 30 minutes, stirring once half way through. When done, move your fries to a casserole dish and set aside. Now prepare your gravy. Take 1/2 cup of the gravy and pour over the fries. Next cube your cheese and sprinkle evenly over your fries and gravy (it doesn’t have to be totally covered). Set your oven to broil, and pop your casserole dish under the broiler until your cheese starts to melt and bubble a little. There should should still be cubes, but I suppose you could have your cheese as melty as you want it. Now serve!

I didn’t have any of this tonight (this was when I was having a bit of a mental break-down…) But everyone in my family liked it, and said that they would request it again! So it’s a keeper. 🙂 Plus I had an excuse to use my new casserole dish! hahaha….

Oh, and I forgot. I had more good news yesterday that I forgot to tell you all…I forgot to say that I was just accepted into my first college that I;m thinking of transferring to next semester! Woo! No more community college!!! Now I’m just waiting to hear from FIT, but that won’t be until March when they send out acceptance letters. I shall keep you posted on that.

Just a question for you all, especially very active people…have your feet ever swollen up? Like really bad? If so why, for how long, and how do you stop the swelling? Because for the past week my feet have been terribly swollen and I don’t know why…helps?


3 Responses to “Cookbook no-go, plus vegan junk food! What a combo!”

  1. hi danni how are you? i love reading aobut your creative dishes, they look and sound amazing! well, regarding the foot swelling issue, this link might help:

    i had really bad foot swelling for a week, despite the fact that i am very active. i think it was a combination of the hot summer heat and other things. exercise, even light excersise, reduced the swelling signifigantly. anything that gets you moving around a bit. and cold water on the feet helps too 😀

    • dannibazaar Says:

      hey ashley, I’m okay, and yourself? thank you, I really appreciate hearing that you like my blog and recipes. and thank you for the advice. I’ve been reading up on it a bit myself. oddly enough, I’m almost thinking that the foot swelling is because of this massive amount of exercising that i’ve been doing. i’ve been working out on this ski-machine thingy that we bough for 5 to 8 hours a day (in 30 minute intervals all throughout the day from 6 am to 9 at night…totally insane) so i’m just letting up on that and am propping up my foot. man it feels weird having swollen feet…but thank you for the advice 🙂

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