Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Rob the Chef

My step brother Rob (NOT a vegan chef by any means) is a chef and while we were up in Big Bear he helped with cooking quiet a bit.



One of the nights there he and John made stuffed peppers. The stuffing included rice, mushrooms, garlic, and onion (I'm sure there was more but I didn't prepare it!)




The last night I there it was PIZZA NIGHT. Rob was pretty much in charge of the whole deal. Look at him prepare that dough! :) (I'm sure he hates that I posted this picture).



My pizza was vegan with mushrooms, olives, fresh tomatoes and basil.
Thanks to everyone for doing the veg thing with me up in big bear for a few days.

When you hang out with non-veg friends/family what do you make/eat?



Teddy

15 comments:

Harmonia said...

GARLIC! Yum! lol

Neat pics!

Oh! My newest good-omni-feedback dish has to be Dreena Burton's creation in VLV called Vicki's Quinoa Hummus Casserole. Now that I KNOW that is a go and have done it 3 times...I want to get another dish, too!

Crystal & Ryan - Café Cyan said...

I'm still working on this one because I haven't fully converted to veg so I have trouble making others eat totally veg.

But, I do try to include as many fresh fruits/veggies as I can. I also introduce them to 1 vegan/vegetarian item (an appetizer or dessert) and organic items if possible. I try to do this in an everyday sense by hyping the things that I make (which truly do rock) and provide them an "outside of the box" option.

Rob does look a bit like a chef - maybe it's in the stance. Who knows. Did he wear the chef pants and hat ever?

-Crystal

Anonymous said...

You are so lucky to have a chef in the family and doubly lucky that he was able to create some delicious vegan food for you! The stuffed peppers and pizza look so good.

Anonymous said...

He should have his own TV show.

I live with a non-vegan husband. It's always an adventure.

Anonymous said...

One of the things I miss most since going veg is stuffed peppers -- none of the vegan versions have come close to the flavor but yours look like they might.

When I hang out with non-veg friends (which includes all my friends and family - LOL), I usually bring an appetizer and dessert. My friends/family really like texas caviar (black-eyed peas, jalapenos, onions, pepper mixed with italian dressing) so I usually take that with chips and a wacky chocolate cake (which just happens to be vegan). It's non-threatening for them and I don't feel like I have to justify the food.

Claire said...

I don't really have veg/vegan friends. In fact, I'm probably closer to these than anyone else I know, although I do eat some meats. These peppers look GREAT! It may be close to time for peppers around here again!

Anonymous said...

gorgeous stuffed pepper.
I often end up eating pasta, stir fry, or side dishes when I'm with the non veg world.

Vicki said...

i love the pizza dough photo - i've always been in awe of people who can do the pizza dough routine. and such a pretty stuffed pepper. your brownies look soo rich & chocolate...

Anonymous said...

Oh! Your pizza looks so good!! That was really nice of everyone being veg friendly for you! :P

You asked what I prepare with my veg friends. I don't know ANY real life veggies!!! How sad is that!! (well, only my daughter!) None of my friends are veg, but if I were to make something, I'd probably make sushi rolls with them! Sounds fun!

Geraldine said...

I LOVE stuffed peppers!Yummmm....

Don't Get Mad Get Vegan! said...

Your soup looks yummy and comforting. I keep meaning to make miso soup. I love using miso when I cook, but a simple soup always seems to get overlooked when I'm meal planning. I should change that.

I have a few vegetarian friends but none that are vegan. My husband loves anything I make so he eats like a vegan a lot but is not one. We have dinner with his family often. Again, none of them are vegan or veggie either. When I was veggie they were wonderfual about making a veggie version of whatever they were eating. they loved the challenge (isn't that sweet?!), but now that I'm vegan I've adapted to bringing my trusted cooler packed with goodies. I usually bring anything I have time to make the day of dinner. It ranges from curries to salads, tofu salads, stir fry's, anything really. I always have to bring enough for everyone to try. (and they're totally used to me 'sneaking' in extras in my purse to accompany any dinner we eat out at a restaurant. i always research whatever place they've picked and plan accordingly.

when i'm entertaining i offer up strictly vegan faire. my friends are all really open and wonderful and, for my birthday party this year, they couldn't get over the yummy spread...all of which was vegan!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous pictures, Teddy. You obviously made a great choice with your camera :) Lately, I've been sharing lots of Dreena's vegan chocolate chip cookies with my carnie friends (because I CAN'T stop making them...) and they love 'em. "Can't believe they're... *gasp* VEGAN!"

VeganDoc said...

How do you keep the filling inside the stuffed pepper from completely crumbling apart? Looks quite yummy.

As for cooking for omnivores, I'm going to a potluck on Monday. I think I'm going to make stuffed shells with a mock-ricotta filling made from tofu, soy cream cheese, spinach, and lemon juice. It's gone over quite well with omni crowds before.

Anonymous said...

Wow, lovin' all the food in the pix, Teddy. Way to go, chef!

I love to make stir-frys, they always seem to go over well with veg pals (and non-veg pals as well)...

Anonymous said...

beautifull stuffed peppers!
all looks good too!