Vegging out on the coast of Spain

2012.Sep.11 Tuesday · 3 comments

in Casa SaltShaker, Food & Recipes

A new class added to our vegan repertoire, Coastal Spain. One dish each from Valencia, Murcia and Andalucia. So, what did you miss?

Vegetarian Coastal Spain class - olla gitana

A delicious and tummy-warming olla gitana, or gypsy soup, packed with chickpeas, green beans, squash, and pears, and flavored with a sofreito of different onions, garlic, almonds, saffron, paprika and cinnamon.

Vegetarian Coastal Spain class - alcachofas en escabeche

A platter of golden browned artichoke hearts slathered with a creamy dressing of garlic, sherry vinegar and olive oil – alcachofas en escabeche – look for this one on the coming weekend’s menu.

Vegetarian Coastal Spain class - zarangollo murciano

And, a prettied up version of the classic zucchini stew, zarangollo murciano – instead of all chopped vegetables, we thinly sliced zucchini and potatoes and sauteed them with onion, garlic and oregano – a perfect main course.

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Dirk September 12, 2012 at 08:29

Man that vegan food looks amazing! 🙂

dan September 12, 2012 at 09:29

Thanks! You should see some of the other vegan classes we’ve done. The series (or actually, several series), started because a young woman who was living here in BA had just gone vegan, along with her husband, after reading The China Study – with the intent to give it a shot for a year. Basically, she wanted to relearn how to cook, vegan. And that extended to a couple of years of cooking classes, covering Asian dishes, French dishes, southern U.S. dishes (her husband is from there and missed some classics), and Mexican, in particular. She’s since moved back to the U.S., gone to cooking school, and become a vegan chef!

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