Let me just say that having mono (especially as an adult) is the opposite of delightful. My immune system was worn down from having bronchitis so I was susceptible to this virus intended for teenagers. One of the hazards of my line of work, I guess.
I still made it to Ohio for Thanksgiving, though! I don’t love Ohio but I do love my family and how excellently we eat.
1. Gingerbread Pancakes!
Emily made the Joy the Baker recipe and I attempted to veganize it. Funny story, though. I bought some sour cream, but the morning Emily tried to use it, she discovered it was bad, so we went to Whole Foods to replace it. That way we could get some vegan sour cream, too. Then that was bad, so I gave up and just used apple-cider-vinegar-and-soymilk “buttermilk.”
2. Beet salad
So. Good. My dad made this. Roasted beets, oranges, walnuts, and a vinaigrette. Nothing else necessary.
3. Cauliflower steak with romesco sauce
Romesco sauce wins. And check out the brown on that cauliflower! Also a creation of my dad.
4. Pink rice, lentils, and multicolored carrots.
Most of that stuff is the wrong color, yeah, but that makes it even better. The pink rice was my mom’s discovery. It tastes not unlike brown rice, but a little more complex.
I’m back to cooking now, so I should be updating more regularly. In fact, I am going to go make some cookies for little to no reason.