H is for Hush Puppies

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

H is for Hush Puppies [Vegan Comfort Food] (0011)

Back when I was a young’un, and our house was a stone’s throw from all sorts of fast food joints, my family used to eat takeout from Long John Silver’s with some regularity. Mostly at my grandmother’s behest; she loved the fish fries. I never liked “seafood,” even in my omni days, but I did envy them the hush puppies something awful. Like most of the battered foods, I couldn’t have them on accounta the milk, to which I was allergic (and probably still am, though there’s no use in getting tested, since now I choose not to consume it for ethical reasons). So when I spotted a recipe for Baked Hush Puppies in Alicia Simpson’s Low-Cal Vegan Comfort Food, I knew I’d found my H!

As it turns out, I have no idea if these taste like the mass-produced thing. That’s what happens when you’ve no point of comparison. (Duh!) Shane was no help, either, as he can’t even remember the last time he had a hush puppy. They’re tasty enough; a little on the dry side, so you might want to serve them with something saucy – or, better yet, with a side of vegan ranch dressing. (Yes, that is the sound of me kicking my own ass after the fact.) Not bad, though I’m still left with a craving for the deep-fried version. But that would hardly qualify as “low-cal” vegan comfort food now, would it?

Photograped on my Four Friends dog plate because PUPPIES! (It’s actually an advert for a tomato company, but who cares. This makes much more sense, okay.)

H is for Hush Puppies [Vegan Comfort Food] (0001)


VeganMoFo 2013 Sneak Preview

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

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Sign-up began yesterday, but I started working on my theme weeks ago.

On this plate: the Classic Deli Potato Salad from Betty Goes Vegan, along with Eggplant Fries and Baked Hush Puppies from Vegan Comfort Food. A weird combination, but it works. Three letters down, just 23 to go!