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Thanks, everyone! (Vegan once-a-month cooking) [Aug. 9th, 2009|03:18 pm]
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My first monthly cooking session is over, and it went really well! The cooking session was actually really fun and didn't take as long as I expected (about 7 hours total for 11 recipes)

This won't be a full month of food for most families, but I'd imagine it would be about 2 weeks. It's definitely a month for my sister and I. The Mac & Cheese and Cheezy Lasagna recipes alone make a ton of food.

The recipes I made this time are sort of dictated by what I had in my cabinets (I didn't have much money for groceries this month) - but I'm going to try to make all of the recipes you guys posted in the previous entry eventually, because they look awesome. If you have any other suggestions, just let me know! I'll be doing this every month for at least the next semester, and my boyfriend is going to be doing his first monthly cooking session next weekend.

There's a list of recipes, a grocery-shopping list, some pictures, and a link to the instructions here:

I had to use Google Docs for the putting-it-all-together instructions, because it's just way too long for a single post:

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[User Picture]From: ilanstermonster
2009-08-09 11:15 pm (UTC)


wow, extremely thorough...amazing thank you!
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[User Picture]From: robiewankenobie
2009-08-10 02:01 am (UTC)
you are the shiznit! i mean, really...shopping lists? menus? instructions? dang, yo!
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From: _amyface
2009-08-10 05:30 am (UTC)
awweeesooome! Totally going to bookmark this.

the un-beef stew in particular looks great - did you substitute anything for the worcestershire sauce, or just omit it?
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[User Picture]From: deed_11
2009-08-10 05:56 pm (UTC)

I used a worcestershire sauce substitute from Trader Joe's. But the friend who pointed me to the recipe said she just replaced it with an equal amount of soysauce and threw in some mushrooms to add a musky flavor.
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[User Picture]From: lunalavalamp
2009-08-10 12:23 pm (UTC)
You are so rad! Thanks so much for sharing! I've honestly never even thought about doing this before, but you have made it seem totally manageable. =D
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[User Picture]From: evil_olive
2009-08-10 01:49 pm (UTC)
You have pulled together SUCH a great resource! I subscribed to your feed and plan on trying this out soon. Thank you so much!
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[User Picture]From: beerdrinkinlass
2009-08-10 02:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for putting this together. What an awesome resource! :D
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[User Picture]From: sassyfrau
2009-08-14 11:04 pm (UTC)
good job!! I'm trying the recipes out one by one. The chickpea cutlets are really super tasty.

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From: juana_guysh
2009-08-15 04:22 pm (UTC)
This is awesome! I was inspired so I'm trying something similar- not really cooking for a month, but cooking a few things up and freezing them in single servings. Just thought I'd share a few recipes...

-A crock pot full of chili (no recipe for this because I don't use one)
-Another crockpot of refried beans: http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008/08/crockpot-refried-beans-recipe.html
-Filling for chikn pot pie: http://vegandad.blogspot.com/2007/09/chicken-pot-pie.html
-Basil pesto: http://elise.com/recipes/archives/001329fresh_basil_pesto.php, but with no cheese. Freezing in ice cube trays for 2-tablespoon portions.
-Barley-stuffed red peppers (from a cookbook)
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