Vegan MoFo 2013:5 Love for the Veganomicon & Chickpea Quinoa Pilaf

Published September 5, 2013 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

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Now here’s a SUPER FAVE in keeping with my theme… Veganomicon’s Chickpea Quinoa Pilaf! I had totally forgotten about this one for a while. So glad mofo gave me an excuse to whip it up last night. This recipe is super simple to make, and I always double the recipe. Doubling usually means that I have to extend the cooking time 10-15 minutes for it to get fully absorbed, but of course it’s worth it so you have leftovers! The only knife work is cutting up the onion & garlic, and I do all my fine chopping in the food processor so it only takes a minute! The rest of the time is pretty much just inactive as it simmers away and makes the house smell delicious.

I blogged about it once before, and am still happily using my substitution of ground coriander for the seeds. It’s an easy, tasty recipe that even a novice cook can nail, as demonstrated by Thomas on one occasion!

And speaking of the Veganomicon, its name is not only based on a mythical relic [the Necronomicon] from one of the most legendary cult film classic series ever, Evil Dead…

it has a cult like following of its very own. Often referred to as the “Vegan Joy of Cooking” or the “Vegan Bible”, this tome has more hits in it than I’ll probably ever even get to cook. I was flipping through it trying to find this forgotten favorite, and started dog earring and folding pages like it was the first time I had ever seen it! I think I could’ve happily done a MoFo, just out of this book. Seriously. 2014? Maybe.

Oh, and since I never got around to writing a proper post about VVC 2013, (In fact that seems to be the sub-theme going on) I might as well take this moment to post my fan girl pictures of me with both of the amazing ladies who authored this monster…

Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Isa Chandra Moskowitz

and yes, in our matching purple vegan docs…

Terry Hope Romero!

Terry Hope Romero!

Besides the horror movie connection, and our endless array of Halloween towels, this post has an extra Halloween kick due to the fact that Thomas was playing the Halloween Pandora station the entire time I was cooking this. We’re extra excited that October is just around the corner, and we’re keeping our fridge stocked with all kinds of seasonal beers & cider these days.

BTW, the Halloween Oreos are out! Thomas spotted them last night. We refrained. It is too soon to go down that sugary path of seasonal Oreos, we must stay strong… at least until October…

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