Friday, January 8, 2010

Dinner for one!

Dinner for one. Spicy Seitan, Fried Veggies, and Asian Mashed Potatoes with a Shittake Gravy. Generally I do not cook for myself. I find it a little anti-climactic. There is no one around to enjoy it but me and I really struggle to motivate myself. It was actually a major concern when i no longer lived with Jamie. She and I were talking about this concern the other night and she said that I need to cook for my readers. Not quite the same but I am willing to try it. Here it is, for you!
Asain Mashed Potatoes

4 small red potatoes (quatered)
2 cups of water (or shittake broth)
1 1/2 tablepoon of soymilk
1 tablespoon of vegan margarine
1/2 tablespoon if miso paste
1 teaspoon of cumin
1 teaspoon of turmeric
1 teaspoon of curry powder
1 teaspoon of ginger
1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper

In a pot, bring the water (or broth) to a boil and add the potatoes and miso paste. In a bowl, combine all other ingredients. When the potatoes are tender (about 25 minutes) strain the water out and put the potatoes in the soymilk and spice mixture. Mash the potatoes.

The potatoes should have a nice smooth flavor. I will post the shittake gravy recipe in the near future. Until then, enjoy the monitor meal.

It snowed in Atlanta last night. People were flying off the roads. The drivers were far more dangerous than the snow. Silly drivers.


miss v said...

i'm excited for the shittake gravy recipe!
and i know what you mean about cooking for one... sometimes it can be exhausting. but, i sure glad you did - looks great! :)

Hannah said...

Way to take the average mashed potatoes in an exciting new direction! I just bought a giant bag of potatoes the other day, so this sounds like the perfect use for some of them. :)

Jes said...

I don't miss the Atlanta drivers + snow or ice. The insanity! I'm loving the mashed potatoes!

Rose said...

I love the idea of miso in mashed potatoes...great recipe! The food looks great...YUM!