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Monthly Archives: January 2001
Shooting Vegetarians sounds like a pretty cool movie that deals with punk/straight edge culture and veganism. Neil’s a vegan who’s expected to take over the family business—a butcher shop. Obviously this presents a few moral problems for Neil…
I look forward to checking this movie out once it hits video or DVD.
I picked up a fruit I had never heard of the other day from, of all places, Giant. It’s called a “Uniq Fruit,” but is supposedly better known as an Ugli Tangelo. It’s basically a natural combination of a tangerine and a grapefruit and can be eaten like either: peeled (like a tangerine or cut open (like a grapefruit). It grows primarily (solely?) in Jamaica.
The taste wasn’t quite as strong as I would have expected, but it was still very good. The slight blandness may be because it was from Giant (their pomegranates during the prime season were absolutely tasteless).
Last night I tried something from Lorna Sass’ Short-Cut Vegetarian last night: “Chickpea curry in a hurry.”
Despite the name, it actually took me a little while to prepare it, as I had to make a trip to the store for most of the ingredients. I was successful in finding almost all of them, though, and the actual prep and cook time was only about 20 minutes.
Basically, it was a mixture of spinach, chickpeas, curry, diced tomatoes, garlic, and a few other things (I threw in some green tea for good measure) which got cooked and then poured over rice. The end result was OK, especially considering that I don’t care much for spinach. It was a light on spice and kind of mushy, but I think that was due to one or two errors I made while cooking.
Not a bad first step towards some more complicated cooking, though.
Apparently carrots, broccoli, and other vegetables thought to be good sources of Vitamin A may not have as much of the nutrient as originally thought. Vegetarians may have to increase their intake of Vitamin A and iron as a result.