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Someone just posted a recipe for hasperat. Vegan Star Trek food. WHICH I AM TOTALLY MAKING. I'm going to modify it with chili oil instead of soy sauce, use roasted red pepper hummus with horseradish and maybe some julienned tofu. And it will be amazing.

Side note: has anyone else noticed that vegans eat waaaay too much salt? Not just this recipe which is supposed to be salty, I'm talking about any vegan recipe out there. And I say this as someone who loves salt, immediately half any salt/tamari/soy sauce that's in the recipe. In soup, use water instead of those "salt-free" bouillon cubes, which contain tons of potassium (this via [livejournal.com profile] violetisblue, whose health depends on this sort of knowledge). I guarantee you won't miss it.

Also by way of Vali, a decent soy sauce substitute: one part blackstrap molasses to two parts balsamic vinegar and enough ginger powder to taste. It's more teriyaki than soy, but it gets the job done.

Today was much better than yesterday. I slept late and read the next mystery in my monthly mystery book discussion. If this book were food, it would be a very nice American beer-- light and bubbly and with absolutely no aftertaste. It was perfectly unobjectionable, and the killer was a frustrated academic, someone who I'm positive [livejournal.com profile] theodicy would recognize.

Then I went to the shelter and got a couple of cats adopted (someone actually reads the adoptable pets section of the local paper, who knew?), then came home and made this soup, chickpea cutlets, and steamed peas and carrots. Then a friend of mine who I haven't spoken to in a while called up and we chatted. Then Vali and I decamped to the bedroom to watch tv and that brings us up to...now, I guess.

We're toying with the idea of leaving the tv in the bedroom, rules of feng shui and all that garbage be damned.

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Date: 2008-03-02 06:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elliptic-eye.livejournal.com
Also by way of Vali, a decent soy sauce substitute: one part blackstrap molasses to two parts balsamic vinegar and enough ginger powder to taste. It's more teriyaki than soy, but it gets the job done.

I don't know how it stands up to heat, but the Bragg Liquid Aminos stuff tastes pretty much just like soy sauce and has much lower sodium content (don't know about other salts).

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Date: 2008-03-03 04:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] viedma.livejournal.com
I checked the nutrition facts and unfortunately even that much sodium is too much for Vali to handle, although I might try it for myself as an alternative to low sodium soy sauce. Thanks for the recommendation!

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Date: 2008-03-02 12:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bodhibird.livejournal.com
I still have my Star Trek Cookbook from 1970-something, back when we didn't know that Klingons ate live worms. It has an onion pie recipe for them, a fruit/beef stew for the Romulans, Russian, African, and Scottish recipes for our beloved crew, and plomeek soup is basically carrot.

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Date: 2008-03-03 04:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] viedma.livejournal.com
There's a newer one too, with Neelix as the author. Our library has it, but I haven't bothered to crack it yet.

YEA NEWSPAPERS

Date: 2008-03-03 03:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] la-smartie.livejournal.com
Journalism saves kitties!

Re: YEA NEWSPAPERS

Date: 2008-03-03 04:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] viedma.livejournal.com
It does! And this particular kitty had been with them for over a year, and I met the lady and she seems really kind.

::does happy newspaper dance, then sits on the newspaper to read, kitty-style::

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