Friday, October 21, 2011

Day 21 - A Loosely Based Post on Scottish Food

Hello! Long time, no see! 
We are still continuing on the Scotland theme, but I must be very liberal when it comes to my interpretation. For example, fish and chips is not Scottish in origin. At least, not according to Wikipedia. Portland happens to be home to a cart called the Frying Scotsman, whose biggest sell is their fish and chips. So, I made beer battered tofu (from Vegan Brunch) and chips. That's the same, right?
I have to be honest, my tummy was extremely unhappy with this food choice, despite how delicious it was. I tried to think ahead and eat a big salad beforehand, but I suffer from an overeater type syndrome. As in, I overeat. I only had 3 of these triangles, but STILL. It's become apparent fried food does not belong in my cliquey stomach.

Our second dish of the week is Shepherd's Pie. But, instead of pulling from a traditional recipe, I bastardized the hell out of it, using up whatever was in my fridge.
Hiding underneath those delicious potatoes is delicata squash, summer squash, broccoli, mushroom, onion and corn. I made a gravy of equal parts EB and flour, coconut milk and soy sauce and baked the thing for 15 minutes. Seriously, you could anything in here, as long as it goes with potatoes. I served (myself) bbq soy curls, because I am an addict.

The final Scottish entry for today is the delicious beer I drank at Rogue between classes yesterday. Yes, I drink beer before class. I'm at school for 11 hours and have a rather large break at two, resulting in a visit to the Rogue pub ON campus. This beer is called McRogue Scotch Ale and it is delicious.
Tomorrow I'll be revisiting a vegan haggis! I tried one in Glasgow that I keep trying to replicate and yet fail. Well, not exactly fail. I mean, it's still tasty. It's just NOT THE SAME.

6 comments:

Jeni Treehugger said...

Maybe you should have gone for UK foods 'cos apart from Haggis (can't wait to see what you come up with)shortbread, cock-a-leekie,porridge and deep fried Mars bars I can't think of any other Scottish cuisine.
<:-)

Jeni Treehugger said...

Ooh Dundee cake....

moonsword said...

If you need some inspiration you must try Shaheen's oh-so-very-glorious blog A2K. She creates squealingly amazing vegetarian & vegan recipes from all different cuisines, but there is a category for Scottish dishes too:
http://allotment2kitchen.blogspot.com/search/label/Scottish%20vegetarian
Cheers!

moonsword said...

oh yeah, she does have an easy baked tofu nugget recipe too...
http://allotment2kitchen.blogspot.com/2010/07/mustard-flavoured-baked-tofu-nuggets.html
...did I mention she lives in Scotland? :)

Sarah said...

That all looks great! Fried food makes my tummy sad too :(

Saptilladerky said...

Wait...there's a pub on your campus!? Hahaha...only in Portland. Also...that Shepherds pie picture...looks...amazing...