Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sunday, January 19th

My 'Tofurky Reuben' $6.59 at the Common Market for brunch...
As usual, I couldn't resist getting some Roasted Potatoes off the hot bar while I waited for my sandwich to be made...
Dinner was  'Dal Makhani' $8.99 Smoked Lentils, Garlic, Tomatoes and Garlic carried out from the Indian restaurant next door to the Common Market. Specifying 'no ghee' didn't give me a warm fuzzy about the veganism of this dish. I can only hope...
The dessert drought is over. A slice of Vegan Treats 'Raspberry Cheesecake' $5 was like a tidal wave of decadence...
I foresee lots of Common Market Eggless Egg Salad in my future.

10 comments:

foodfeud said...
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foodfeud said...

"Smoked" lentils are something I've never really heard of. Did they really taste smokey? It sounds like a great dish but, yes, I'm always doubtful that Indian restaurants really don't add ghee when you ask (and I'm usually to shy to ask, so just avoid it all together.) I think Kurt Cobain said it best, "Just because you're paranoid don't mean they're not after you."

Sarah said...

Ooooh yay for dessert! Finally! And a good one too. Yum.

Also the return of the reuben. It looks nice and fresh and crispy, definitely a great brunch choice. Can't go wrong with a side of roasted potatoes. I know how you feel about not always trusting a restaurant to complete vegan requests. Mostly because I know how douchey people can be and how they get annoyed by special requests. It's so ridiculous but sadly it's a real concern. If I think it's going to be a problem I'll say that I have an allergy because then they will theoretically have to be more careful.

Unknown said...

The potato appetizer is a great idea! And that sandwich looks so nice and oozy, with good browning on the bread too!
And don't worry about the ghee- i've asked many places and one (very honest) server told me they rarely use ghee at all because it is much more $$ than regular oil since its made from butter. That i do believe- that most restaurants are cheap! Anyways, the dal and rice looks like a great meal- somehow basmati rice is sooo good.
And that is one awesome comeback dessert!

Yeah, i'm fine now from the dentist but the worst part is how expensive that visit was...... Mason's mom didn't mention anything but its just a matter of when he is discovered properly :) went biking today but kinda lost feeling in my fingers halfway to tribeca.... ! Apparently 40 is not "warm" enough yet.
Ttrockwood

Ingrid said...

Beautiful Reuben and potatoes look fantastic. I hear ya - sometimes you just have to trust them, and that can be scary! I regularly have that fear with the pho broth, and yet I still go.

Happily, the Vegan Treats is all safe, and all delicious. Mmm. . .

Hannah said...

I would happily be dunked by the tidal waves of that cheesecake.

Abby Bean said...

That reuben looks incredible! I've never had a non-vegan one, but that could make me want to try a vegan version.

Stephanie said...

Always love the Rueben at the Common Market! And of cousrse the eggless salad:). Have you tried the tempeh sandwich? My hubby swears by it.

The Shenandoah Vegan said...

Hey Now!!!!

FF, not so much Smokey, but the Lentils were very delicious. That's what got me looking up Dal recipes and thinking there was some dairy in my dinner. Thanks for the Kurt quote. I was really feeling it big time yesterday.

Sarah, I do try to claim allergy when I can when ordering. My mother loves to announce that I'm vegan (annoys me), so who knows what culinary repercussions have been dealt me because of that.

Unknown, I so hope you're right about Indian restaurants not using ghee. I've become complacent by getting my Indian food off the Whole Foods hot bar where all the ingredients are listed. It is expensive to have nice choppers. We saw some bikers this past weekend and thought they were nuts.

Ingrid, at least you know the feeling of 'vegan safety' at Native Foods and Beet Box.

Hannah, in retrospect, the Cheesecake was more like a Mack Truck than a Tidal Wave. Either one wouldn't have put much of a hitch in your get along.

Abby, I'd never had a non-vegan Reuben before either. Nothing better than a good vegan Reuben. Emphasis on 'good'.

The Shenandoah Vegan said...

Stephanie, haven't heard from you in a long time. I don't get to Common Market enough to branch out on the menu Think the Tempeh Sandwich survive being carried out and eat a day later?