Thursday, July 27, 2006

Pictures from Veggie Family night

Mom and Me

The eggplant we ate

John has this cool toy. It's a gun that measures the temperature of whatever you point it at.

Eggplant and oyster mushrooms on toast

Mom made desert. She was inspired by the banana post so we had banana's in brown sugar and a touch of lime juice.

The picture really doesn't do the dessert justice.

Overall, it was a good way to start off the family veg night. I think I'm cooking next week. Any recipe ideas? My mom loves eggplant, and okra(but I'm not a big fan of it). I'm thinking Asian flavored. Any help would be awesome!



Tanya Kristine said...

jeepers. you guys are fun!

i love that gun! how smart!

(your mom is so cute)

Harmonia said...

WOW! Your family is very supportive! That's great! My dad is sometimes and will try some stuff...but the rest of them think it's great that I am veg but won't try the stuff I hiss.

Kudos to you!

Dori said...

Awesome pictures! Give mom a hug. I'm so glad that she supports good wholesome healthy eating.

KleoPatra said...

Awwwwwww... great pix. Love the family stuff, Teddy. I'm such a sentimental ol' kid. The food looks great and that dessert has got delish all over it!!

Melody said...

What an awesome thing to do... it's great your parents are so supportive of your diet... and willing to try new things..

Does your mom like chinese food, indian food? Can they deal with spicy food or not? I have several favorite eggplant dishes .. I can modify the spice if needed..

Chinese Roasted Eggplant in Hoisen Sauce and my Indian Eggplant and Veggie Curry.. let me know if you're interested and I'll give you the recipes.

Anonymous said...

veggie family night....what a great idea. Cookovers are so much fun.

Hmmm...okra and eggplant, not my favourites either. However, I have had grilled eggplant, onion, tomato and garlic pureed together into an indian type dish and it was amazing. The roasting really brings out the flavours.

Shananigans said...

How nice! Bananas in brown sugar sounds so good, and with a twist of lime. Love it. I’d be all over it if my family showed any interest whatsoever in not eating dead animals. Alas.

pinknest said...

oh looks great! i like alot of things on toast. :)

Vicki said...

great photos - you & mom look sooo cute together! i like how she was inspired by your banana post & made dessert for you. now that's SWEET!

Geraldine said...

Your mom looks like a really nice lady...of course! My mom became a vegetarian a few years ago, her own decision, I thought that was so cool, no coaxing required. Told me she just couldnt face eating meat anymore and didn't miss it at all. That's a lot of years, eating meat!!! I digress. Have a great weekend,happy napping. BFN, G

orangina said...

You & your mom are so cute! I really love that you cooked veggie food together... thanks for sharing the experience :)

karen said...

Whenever they come to my house, my parents eat veg and usually love it... What a wonderful idea, cooking does bring a family together. It is so much more fun to do it with other people to help too!

I do love Alton Brown too. Except when he does steak episodes. I saw the feasting on asphalt and I like it.

Candi said...

You and your mom are too cute! I love your idea of family veg night!

As far as a recipe, I love stuffed eggplant! You just scoop out the center "meat" of the eggplant and stir-fry that with garlic and oil, diced onions, salt, pepper, basil, maybe fennel seeds...then I add some tomato paste. Then I add cooked rice to it all and stuff the eggplant halves. Bake for about 30 minutes @ 350. (I make this up each time I make it, so you can vary the recipe!) I don't use any cheese, but you could use parmesean before serving, or even mozzerella - but it's so good that it barely needs it! :P

Anyhow, hope that idea helps!