Friday, November 5, 2010

Chard on Ciabatta and a Survey

Dinner was a favorite that's in regular rotation at our house: cheezy chard on ciabatta, adapted from Vegan Yum Yum. I've written about my love for it before. Usually I make it on ciabatta rolls, but my local supermarket has stopped selling those (thanks, jerks) so this time I used a ciabatta loaf.

Chomp, chomp!

Since I don't have much else to write about today...PeaceLoveAndFruits posted this fun survey and I thought I'd take it, too!

1. Favorite non-dairy milk?
Silk Light soymilk
2. What are the top 3 dishes/recipes you are planning to cook?
I'm doing an Ethiopian feast this weekend...and Tony has requested chili and lasagna.
3. Topping of choice for popcorn?
Jalapeno salt
4. Most disastrous recipe/meal failure?
When I baked a chocolate cake in a springform pan and forgot to make sure the pan was fastened securely. The batter dripped all over the bottom of my oven and I had to scrape off the burnt mess.
5. Favorite pickled item?
6. How do you organize your recipes?
I have a Word file, and I bookmark blog posts that have recipes I wanna try in the future
7. Compost, trash, or garbage disposal?
Trash, we don't have those other options in our current apartment.
8. If you were stranded on an island and could only bring 3 foods…what would they be (don’t worry about how you’ll cook them)?
Salted almonds, ciabatta rolls (of course), giant barrel of hummus
9. Fondest food memory from your childhood?
Cooking with my Granny. She let me be her kitchen helper at a young age.
10. Favorite vegan ice cream?

The kind you make by putting frozen bananas and peanut butter in the food processor.
11. Most loved kitchen appliance?
Food processor
12. Spice/herb you would die without?
13. Cookbook you have owned for the longest time?
Cooking with the Dead (hippie alert!)
14. Favorite flavor of jam/jelly?
15. Favorite vegan recipe to serve to an omni friend?
Lasagna or TVP tacos
16. Seitan, tofu, or tempeh?
I love tofu, I've really come around to seitan, but I'm still on the fence about tempeh. I only like it BBQ'ed.
17. Favorite meal to cook (or time of day to cook)?
18. What is sitting on top of your refrigerator?
Bottles o' booze
19. Name 3 items in your freezer without looking.
Frozen mango, seitan sausage, pumpkin pancakes
20. What’s on your grocery list?
Oats, lemon juice, nutritional yeast
21. Favorite grocery store?
All the ones around here suck, so I'll say Whole Foods
22. Name a recipe you’d love to veganize, but haven’t yet.
my Granny's 7-layer cookies
23. Food blog you read the most (besides Isa’s because I know you check it everyday). Or maybe the top 3?
24. Favorite vegan candy/chocolate?
25. Most extravagant food item purchased lately?
Tempeh bacon -- it was like $4.99 and I had an argument with myself in my head about whether to buy it. But my homemade tempeh bacon doesn't turn out the way I want it, and I'm trying to like tempeh better.
And so the first week of Vegan MoFo comes to an end, wooooo! It's so much fun. I can't even begin to keep up with all the posts, but I'm doing my best and I've discovered so many awesome new blogs already. Have a good weekend and I'll see y'all on Monday!


  1. Fun survey! There was booze on top of my refrigerator, but I need to replenish!

    I can't wait to hear about your Ethiopian feast. Are you making injera?

  2. Ciabatta looks GOOD!! I'm gonna check out that recipe...

  3. 7-layer cookies?! I'm already drooling....And the ciabatta looks so yummy!

  4. mmm love your ciabatta! and i think cooking with a family member is everyones favorite childhood memory : ]

  5. Ciabatta looks good! I wish I was going to your house this weekend for that Ethiopian feast!

  6. I want to eat that. What a perfect, simple meal. Have you tried my tempeh bacon recipe? It's so easy. Not for a side of bacon with pancakes, but to have something smoky and savory inside a BLT, it's perfect.

  7. That looks delicious. I read your last post about it, too. I love hard bread that hurts my mouth, too. What kind of cheese is that? Enjoyed the survey answers.

  8. tempeh bacon is definitely my favorite way of eating tempeh. That Ciabatta thing looks genius! I must make it!