Friday, October 7, 2011

Day 6 - This is not French.

Maybe French was the wrong cuisine to tackle in this first week. The tastiest dishes I found to make were also the most time consuming, time being the most precious resource right now.

Tonight I made the Curried Udon Noodle Stirfry from Veganomicon. I subbed green beans (haricots vert) for the red pepper but otherwise stuck to the recipe. It's a favorite and somewhat fast to make.

This dish is decidedly NOT French, but it incorporates two things that scream "FRANCE!" to me. First, the curry sauce is a roux, a sauce made of equal parts fat and flour. Roux is a French word, the translation escapes me as I've been out of French classes for years. It seems to mean "brownish" though.

Second, haricots vert. This single phrase is my most favorite in the French language. I have NO idea why, I just love how it rolls off my tongue.

So....yeah. It was delicious. And vegan. GO MOFO!

This recipe for pain au chocolat will be veganized tomorrow, once I acquire the chocolate bar required. OH HELL YES.

ps Sarah! Please email me your mailing address so you can get your prize! Otherwise I'll have to pick someone else.

2 comments: said...

I'm so excited to read about the pain au chocolat tomorrow!

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

I've never tried that stir fry before, but it sounds delicious!