The Ultimate Kitchen Friend for a new vegan cook has to be a crockpot and the second would be the food processor and the third would be a stand mixer. (Wow, what run-on sentence...lol) Shhh! Don't tell them I rank them because I don't want them to start fighting for my attention.
This is Rosey.
Rosey is my best kitchen friend so far. She loves me so much that she cooks for me while I do other things -- like read blogs, cookbooks, teach school and yes, even while I sleep. With such a wonderful friend a new vegan is bound to succeed.
Rosey cooks almost everything. She can cook whole grains to perfection. She can make a mean pot of chili or soup. She cooks beans like nothing. Homemade broth is breeze to her. She cooks me oatmeal while I sleep. She's just awesome. She can even cook pasta with a little supervision.
With those basics if I add a little fruit or veggies and maybe some bread...I can have a meal ready in no time.
Here's how Rosey has helped me this week:
- a huge pot of rice to go in the frig for meals
- a huge pot of beans -- part for soup and the rest in the frig to add to meals
- chili -- because I'm miserable with a cold and chili is awesome
- vegetable broth -- because I hate to waste money by tossing veggie bits
I'll be back tomorrow with the beginnings of a favorite cookbook list and perhaps a plan that will let me showcase a week or more of recipes from one of the books. My goal is to work my way through them because I've promised my darling hubby that I could cook a years worth of vegan food and never repeat meals unless he asked. So now I have to put my kitchen skills where my mouth is. (No pun intended.)