'Tis a new week in this, the Vegan Month of Food, and I am on to a new cookbook. I bought Vegan Fire & Spice a few months ago, but just haven't had the time or ingredients to make anything. Well, I decided to do Robin Robertson right, and give not three, but five days of this week to her book. Why? Because there is five sections: The Americas, Mediterranean Europe, The Middle East and Africa, India, and Asia. I need to go shopping, I know.
For The Americas, I chose a recipe called "Close to Callaloo." It's a Caribbean stew made up of sweet potatoes, peppers, and greens. It was pretty quick, and it turned out looking beautiful. I had to add a little more fire to this (red chile flakes), because it didn't quite seem spicy enough for me. Then again, I'm trying to knock out a bad case of congestion, and more spice just seems to be the cure. Along the side, I made a simple little bed of field greens with grapefruit sections and a homemade vinaigrette of grapefruit pulp and juice, herbs, coconut oil, and a little wine vinegar.
Take THAT, chest cold!