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 Post subject: Viva Vegan foods, Feijoada, Ropa Vieja and other greatness
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:36 pm 
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I made this just now. It's the Portobello Feijoada from Viva Vegan, with Vegan Soul Kitchen Citrus Raisin collards, simple roasted butternut squash and rice. This was so good, I'm still reeling with pleasure.

If you for some reason want a wordier version of this post there is more on my blog: http://foodmonkey.wordpress.com/

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Portobello feijoada and friends by Food.Monkey, on Flickr

Older porns from the past two weeks, or so:

Cuban "ropa vieja" style shredded seitan, with Cilantro-lime rice (both from VV). The stuff in the background is coleslaw.

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Ropa vieja seitan and cilantro-lime rice by Food.Monkey, on Flickr

aaand *drumroll* not a very interesting dish, but very Vcon, so relevant nonetheless:
Chickpea cutlet, Mexican Millet and VSK simple seared green beans. The orange stuff is raw butternut squash salad.
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Seared green beans, Mexican millet and raw butternut squash salad by Food.Monkey, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:14 pm 
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I would also rather have this than plane/train food.
(Guess where I still am....)

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The feijoada and ropa vieja both look ah-mazing! Why do I not have this cookbook yet? Oh yeah, I forgot: I fail at life.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:09 pm 
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Looks yummy! I really hope I'll get Viva Vegan for Christmas.


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Damn, that is awesome looking food!


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all looks yum. I need to use viva vegan properly!

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Seriously, this is my new favorite cookbook. Get it! It's only like 12 bucks on Amazon right now. (Not to sound too much like an infomercial.)
And if you're like me and mostly subsist on rice and beans anyway, it's like a year or so of new variations on that theme. I can't think of any dishes in that book that are particularly pricey. Most ingredients aren't even hard to find. Ok, I do live in a very hispanic neighborhood, but still, so much of it is just supermarket staples (or offers substitutions that are easy to find).


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It all looks amazing, I really need to get Viva Vegan!


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Ropa vieja! Cool!


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Viva Vegan is officially on my cookbooks-to-get-next list. Those photos cemented it.

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it all looks great- can you tell me about the raw butternut salad?


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Everything looks so good!

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Very colorful and pretty. I have VSK so I can't wait to try some of the recipes.

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Oh, yum, that all looks fantastic!


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Awesome! Everything looks excellent.

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Chickpea cutlets and collards in the same post...omg.

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Your meals and photos are inspirational! Everything looks bright, flavorful, balanced. This is the type of food I want to eat everyday.

Can you tell more about that raw butternut salad?

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I love that ropa vieja and your pics make me want to make more nooowwww!

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All this food looks amazing!


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The butternut squash salad:

I grated the squash (coarse side of a box grater)
then tossed it with lemon juice, olive oil, a dash of red wine vinegar and a dash of cayenne. And salt of course.
I think this particular one may have had sunflower seeds in it as well.


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thanks for hte update on the butternut salad- i'm interested in trying it, i do a carrot salad that is almost exactly the same, but i have never thought of trying it with butternut or another sweet squash- i think a kabocha might work, too.


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Those pictures are seriously awesome.

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Oh it all looks so scrumptious! I must try the mexican millet. I have been remiss.


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fantastic pics! That Cuban ropa vieja is the best!

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