Friday, November 21, 2008

two things

1. I'm WAY excited to go to the DIY Trunk Show tomorrow!

2. What should I make for vegan Thanksgiving? Last year I made some pretty awesome stuffing, which I may revisit. I also made skin-on red mashed potatoes. This year, I'm thinking about something with sweet potatoes. Any thoughts or grand ideas?


GourmetGoddess said...

Wild Rice and Barley Pilau with Sweet Potatoes and Golden Raisins

8 ounces wild rice
8 ounces barley

Cook wild rice and barley according to the package directions. Set aside. This step can be done up to three days beforehand.

4 medium sweet potatoes, cut into bite sized pieces
3 yellow onions, rough chopped
3 T smoked paprika
2 T ground cumin
3 T cinnamon
3 T olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Wash, peel, and chop sweet potato into bite sized pieces. Rough chop three yellow onions. Put the sweet potatoes and onions on a flat pan like a cookie sheet (use one with edges). Drizzle with olive oil. Mix the spices together and then sprinkle over the top of the onions and sweet potatoes. Mix with your hands until all pieces are evenly coated. Back in a 350 degree oven for about one hour, or until the sweet potatoes are soft and starting to caramelize.

1 cup golden raisins
2 T olive oil
3 T Balti seasoning (from Penzey’s)

Add the wild rice and barley into a large sauce pan and start to heat the mixture, stirring often to prevent sticking. When the mixture gets close to being hot enough to eat, fold in sweet potato/onion mixture and add in about 1 cup of golden raisins. Stir in olive oil and then add Balti seasoning, making sure to mix thoroughly.

It's from my Harvest Party last year. You could do without the Balti seaoning... it is similar to a sweet curry.

It's me! said...

There ya go. Substitute the margarine/butter, and it's all good. Yum! :D
Yum rhymes with rum. :D:D