Friday, October 30, 2009

November Challenge

November recipe conversion challenge: Post your interests in converting favorite dishes to local foods, vegetarian or vegan versions. We will brainstorm a recipe and throw it back at you. Just for fun. First 4 inquiries.

4 comments:

isobel said...

I have a couple ideas I'm mulling over. The biggest challenge I can imagine is to take a huge Alsatian meat based dish and convert it, like Choucroute garni. this dish can have sausage, bacon, ham, pork, apples, saurkraut in one casserole. I am excited to post my vegetarian recipe inspired by this dish.
I did work up a vegetarian version of Soup de l'oignon. My goal was to get the broth flavor right to my tastes. this is fully adaptable to a vegan version using soy or almond cheese alternative. For me, the gratin is so important that I doubt I could take it cheeseless. I will post this if anyone has any interest.

paulie said...

How about Beef Stroganoff? Please.?

isobel said...

Beef Stroganoff - excellent! Is dairy okay? I make it with mushrooms and a dark oniony vegetable broth stirred into a roux and thickened with a little cream. I'll put together something post it soon.

isobel said...

Hi Paulie - I sketched my recipe for veggie stroganoff, though it takes one down the slow route. Through refining one can simplify quite a bit. Ideas at the end for simplifying. If I make it again any time soon, I'll try to pay more attension to proportions and measurements! Let me know if try this or have any questions.