Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Punk Rock on My Plate!

After yesterday's raw food detox, I was hella craving some mashed potatoes and gravy today. In fact, I literally drooled over Jesse's mashed potato and tempeh post on Happy Vegan Face last night. So today, I finally tried the Mashed Potatoes with Punk Rock Chickpea Gravy from Vegan with a Vengeance:

Also on my plate are Granny's Rape Greens with Turnips (thawed out from the freezer) and a Gardenburger Chik'n Grill Patty (that I also ended up smothering with punk rock gravy).

If you haven't tried the chickpea gravy yet, I can't even begin to tell you how good it is. I seriously could have eaten a bowl full of the gravy by itself. But it was wonderful on the mashed skin-on potatoes (I like mine a bit chunky, as you can see ... no whipped taters for me).

As for the greens, my Granny makes the best greens ever! She usually uses rape greens (although sometimes she cooks turnip greens instead). I've never seen rape greens in stores, but she always picks hers from a friend's garden. They seem to have a milder taste than turnip greens. She also tends to throw in chunks of fresh turnip. Super yummy!

30 comments:

Amey said...

Oh Bianca,
I just love your Southern cooking posts.... sigh. Makes me miss the land of y'all and okra.

:)

shellyfish said...

I have chick peas soaking right now to make that gravy tomorrow - seriously!! Great minds (and tastes?) think alike!

kindkitchen said...

I lovelovelove that gravy! I couldn't think of a better thing to eat after a detox :)

shelby said...

Chickpea Gravy!? YUM!! I don't have that book but I will get it from the library or something just for that recipe.

Celine said...

I'm baaaaaaaad and was actually not quite impressed with the gravy. I have nothing to say for myself, I sucketh.

ladyliriel said...

Oh wow!! Now I am going to have to try that gravy..... I am a sucker for some mashed potatoes and gravy.

P.S. That sucks that he's not more health food oriented, maybe he'll experiment more in the future?

Nikki Douglas said...

I have said it before but I mean it now - must make that gravy. Mashed taters sound so good right now.

Oh and I didn't mention it in the last post but I thought Obama was BRILLIANT in the debate. Very Presidential.

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

Great looking meal Bianca! I haven't tried the gravy yet and really have to now.

VeggieGirl said...

Ooooh yes.

twoveganboys said...

Everything tastes better with gravy!

Vegan On Stage said...

i still hold fast to the idea that YOU are the queen of southern cooking

laura said...

ooo, i totally need to make that gravy again. thanks for the reminder. i knew there was a reason i cooked up an ass ton of chick peas this weekend. :-)

jessy said...

that's one glorious plate of food, Bianca! your gravy looks especially awesome - and those rape greens! holy batman, they look amazing! i'm a sucker for greens - mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! i too could eat some gravy by the bowlful! i think rape greens grow wild, too! i wonder if they grow around here in VA? i'm gonna have to check this out!

hooray for your rock'n southern yummies! hot damn!

pixiepine said...

Yay! I'm making the punk rock gravy tonight!

seitanismymotor said...

That looks a lot like German food. Yep, and I need to make that gravy!

VeganCowGirl said...

Bianca,
I have never tried rape greens, or turnip greens for that matter (ohhhh I love love love turnip).

I have also never made that gravy. Need to get on that asap, because your dinner looks divine.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

All hail the Comfort Food Queen!

(P.S. I answered your cupcake-icing question on my blog.)

vegannifer said...

I've always wondered how that chickpea gravy was....seems now I'll have to give it a try. Maybe I'll have punk rock gravy for Thanksgiving while everyone else has boring old adult contemporary gravy.

River said...

Pure deliciousness! I love your "Granny posts"! :)

Happy Herbivore! said...

in my next e-cookbook i have 4 mashed potato recipes with a disclamier "i love mashed potatoes, too much. i have problem"

and this post is bad for my problem.

must. go. home. immediatly. and. make. mashed potatoes!!!!!!!

Laura said...

i am such a bad vegan for not having tried that gravy yet!! i do love soul food and especially wonderful gravy, so i'm not sure where i've been on this one! next time i make mashed taters, i will have to give this a try! thanxxx

shelby said...

I actually did try that Pumpkin Sausage a couple posts back. I forget which one though...it was so delicious, I had 4 pieces the day I made it =)

Cyn said...

THat looks so delicious. I need to make some gravy! I love mashed potatoes with the skins on too - I'm too lazy to peel them, and that's where the vitamins are anyway.

Theresa said...

That is seriously my favourite gravy recipe ever. I don't make it very often because Andy and I are both tempted to drink it.

Chelsea said...

Yum! I'm so curious about rape greens now! I usually use collards or mustard. Which are great, but it's always fun to try something new :)

Bex said...

I just ate one of those burgers, lazy dining. I love that gravy!!

alaina said...

southern cooking is the BEST, hands down!

kittee said...

so bianca, i am dying to know. what the hell are rape greens??? i am off to google this right now.

xo
kittee

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

I could drink that gravy, it is SO good!

Sheridanna said...

So, how do you think the chickpea gravy and pumpkin loaf would fair together? I'm thinking Thanksgiving here...

Sorry I haven't commented in awhile. I started stage managing. I'm ridiculously busy. I'll try to call you tomorrow. Your recent posts, as always, look and sound amazing!

Your new kitchen looks AWESOME! I wanna come visit....