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Friday, October 28, 2011

MoFo Day 28 Post 23 Squash and the Alphabet

I had a relatively easy morning in the Veganville Kitchen, so I decided to catch up on reading through the MoFo blog roll. Contrary to my blog post tangents I really do think pretty linear. I must go through each post alphabetically and not skip around. It is day 28 of MoFo and I just got through the "T's". There are like a thousand blogs that begin with the word, "The". My eyes are tired, and it makes me looks shifty.

If everybody is going through the blog roll alphabetically like I am, I sure hope they get to mine. Getting to the" V's" after all the "The's" might not happen til December for some readers. Could explain the lack of new followers I'm getting. My blog title begins with a "V'! Oh I'm f*cked. So do you think I should change Veganville to Eganville for next year's MoFo? Is it to late to do it now? Now instead of saying "Welcome to Veganville", I can say, "Welcome to Eganville", and it'll sound all cockney like. Now you try it.

Hey do you guys know about pininterest? My buddies over on my Veganetsy team just told me about this site about 1 month ago. I'm probably late to the party. You can search all these cool pics there and you'll be led to the creators of the cool pics blog sites. Anyway that's how I found a recipe that I adapted below. I never would have found one of the recipes if it wasn't for Pininterest, because the site is not all vegan, just this recipe. As a matter of fact right above the recipe on this blog there's a picture of a rodeo the blogger went to. Yuk. I might have to grab some of my activist cronies and go picket her blog. The recipe was decent enough to swipe. My pics came out suckaroo. I made squash fries too, adapted from another blog. The only thing I copied, (there I said it), was her cutting technique. So there. No linkie for her.

Also I'm a pretty compassionate person, but right now I just want to smack my freakin' camera. I made this big ass dinner and now I have to use a stock squash photo and give you a link to rodeo gal's blog.

I will add a cute pic of my cat. Crazy boy took this pic of Zuule before the camera went Sybil on me.

Above is the stock pic for the squash fries I made...

Squash Fries
1 medium size squash
Gomasio to taste
Himalayan sea salt
canola spray

Preheat oven to 425. Line a cookie tray with foil and spray that too.Using a kitchen peeler, peel away the squash skin. Using a sharp knife, cut your squash in half lengthwise, and scoop out the seeds in the middle. Cut each half in halves, (width wise), so you are left with four equal sized parts. Then cut matchsticks out of the butternut squash so they look like real live French fries. Toss into a shallow bowl and spray. Add the gomasio and sea salt and toss to coat. Put butternut squash fries in a single layer on a tin foil lined cookie sheet for about 35-40 minutes. Flip fries over halfway through cooking time.

Here's the link to the sandwich I made. I changed a few things up. I substituted regular non-alcohol Dijon for dry mustard, pomegranate wine vinegar for white vinegar, and replaced sugar with agave.
Next time I would definitely add avocado, fried onions and sprouts to this sandwich and switch up the bread we used. Otherwise it makes for pretty good vegan BBQ.

Oh and here's Zuule looking through the window at Daddy!
I'm very photogenic Mommy, too bad your food isn't!


  1. I made a ton of food today, too. I didn't photograph any of it, just my pum'kin. I need a break!


  2. I hear ya, so if I go to your blog I won't be missing the pics I can't see anyway, cool! Thanx for reading :)

  3. Hy Gigi,
    first time your space..
    very interesting posts with lovely presentation..

    Am your happy follower now..;)
    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty Appetite

  4. Awwww, thank you Jay. Will do.

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  6. Did you name your cat after Sigourney Weaver's possessed character from "Ghostbusters"? P.S. Your eyes were always shifty...

  7. I think you should rename the blog "A Vegan Ville" — just for mofo, of course. Is that a pink aloe behind Zuule, or it it the camera going all funky? I saw a picture of one for the first time today, and I want one.

  8. The post removed by the author (ME) was because I double posted. Oops.

  9. Hi Cara-
    That is a very good question with a very long answer. Zuul came to us that way. And yes the neighbors we adopted him from named him that. He was indeed posessed for a time, but he is the smartest/sweetest cat ever. My eyes can look shifty especially in financial intitution light or any institutional light for that matter. You are indeed right again.

  10. PS Cara- the answer is more interesting and longer in person :)

  11. Andrea- A Vegan Ville, A A...Now why didn't I think of that? You are one smarty pants!
    A as in aloe plant behind Zuul's head.
    And A as in Andrea is a smarty pants!