So, as promised, here is my post about the epic-ness that was carb-fest 2011. Carb-Fest is a little tradition that Baby Sister and I started a few years ago when we were living on our own in E-Town Alberta. We were alone together for Thanks Giving, and since we are both vegans, we decided to make our celebratory meal with only the carbohydrate based dishes of the traditional turkey feast. I believe we had stuffing, mashed potatoes, roasted sweet potatoes and carrots in some form or other. Now, every Thanks Giving and every Christmas, carb-fest gets more and more epic. This year was no exception.
Carb-Fest started at an ungodly hour for me;
I got My Baby Sisters trusty suitcase on wheels;
And headed out into the morning streets of V-Town;
A short while later, I arrived at my destination. Organic Lives! I went there bright and early for the morning market that happens every Saturday morning for OL employees. We get organic produce at cost. Because my boss is awesome possum.
I got myself a whole case of oranges, and a whole case of mangoes;
After I carted all that home, it was time for a T-Hort sweat sesh;
After all of that, it was finally time to get down to bisnis (I used the gangsta spelling of business here…). We all hunkered into the kitchen;
We did a bunch of prep, and then everyone took a break. I had a snaky-poo;
After that, it was time to get to real cooking.
On the menu was – Roasted butternut squash mac and “cheeze”- cleary there was no actual cheese, it was a mix of nutritional yeast, daiya, almond milk, mustard and other things,- stuffing with rice, garlic bread and veggies, mushroom gravy, garlic roasted mashed potatoes, roasted Korean squash, dilled carrots, raw “pumpkin” pie and raw chocolate fudge!
Here is an action shot of the “cheeze” making;
And the butter spreading on the pan;
No shorter than one point five hours later, we had a feast.
My Love with a full load;
Baby Sisters Happy Hands;
There was also dessert plates to be had;
As for me and my Fruit Bat nature, carb-fest looked like this;
That was the end of carb-fest number one for 2011. Baby Sister and My Love are already salivating over the promise of Christmas Carb Fest, and I am already scheming as to how I am going to make it the best ever. Because what is food if not a reason to spread all your love to the ones you love?