Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I'm the Last Vegan In the World...

... to make Snobby Joes from the Veganomicon:

Well, maybe not the very last ... but definitely toward the bottom of the list. For those who don't know, the Snobby Joe is the Isa and Terry version of a sloppy joe. Instead of using tofu or TVP (like many vegan sloppy joe recipes), these call for lentils seasoned with chili powder, diced green pepper, onion, garlic, and a bit of maple syrup.

It's the maple that really sets the taste apart. They're not at all sweet, as you might expect using maple syrup. Instead, the maple brings out the hearty chili flavor.

I served the sandwich open-faced on two halves of a sprouted grain bun, alongside these Roasted Garlic Potatoes:

I actually bought these new potatoes at the farmer's market about two months ago. But they stayed fresh in my Debbie Meyer Green Bags, which purport to keep produce crisp far past the date.

I quartered the potatoes, tossed with a bit of olive oil, chopped garlic, and Sonny Salt (a locally-produced seasoning blend) and roasted them on 500 degrees for about 15 to 20 minutes.

32 comments:

Destiny's Vegan Kitchen said...

Those are so good! I made them for the first time not too long ago, so I just barely beat you. :o)

Vegyogini said...

I still haven't made them! So, I'm still among the last of the vegan hold-outs. ;) I've been wondering about those green bags. Glad they worked for you!

havecakewilltravel.com said...

I love them so much that I eat them "naked", without bread.

Nikki Douglas said...

Seasoning blend? Did you say seasoning blend? Hooo boy!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

No no, I think I'm the last! haha.

mad about udon said...

I'm one of the last, as well! Although that looks so good I'm wondering what's wrong with me. It does very closely resemble my mom's lentil stew though, hmmm..

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

Great photo Bianca! I love those Joes.

VeggieGirl said...

HELL YES FOR MAKING THE SNOBBY JOES!!! I make a double-batch of the recipe and keep portions of it in the freezer, to have on-hand :0)

Those roasted-garlic potatoes also look/sound enticing - yum!!

shelby said...

Uhh, now your reminding me how much I love that recipe! If it wasn't so messy I would make it for my road trip, heck its so good I should just make it anyways!


My mom got those green bags!! They are so cool. =)

jessy said...

your roasted potatoes look perfect, Bianca! that's so awesome that they stayed fresh for so long!

those snobby joes look awesome, too. i make my sloppy joes with tempeh, but i'm totally gonna have to pull out my copy of vcon and give these ones a shot. mmmmmmmmmmmmm! i love the idea of using maple syrup in them, too - good to know they're not sweet. yay!

twoveganboys said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you! Hope you have a wonderful day.

pixiepine said...

Hehehe. I haven't made them yet!!

shellyfish said...

Isn't tomorrow your birthday??? Any special plans? SUPER happy bday if you don't post.
I actually have made vegan sloppy joes before, but not the VCON ones. Yours look fab!

Andréa N. said...

I am probably the last one....

I LOVED those potatoes and now I'm craving them. :)

Mihl said...

ha, ha! no, you're not! Now, that I've confessed can I have some?

Vegan On Stage said...

ive been meaning to make those snobby joes for so long!! they look just as good as they sounded in VCON. Those potatoes look beautiful by the way.

the queen of southern cooking does it again!

funwithyourfood said...

Wait today is your birthday right??

HAPPY BIRTHDAY :)

Teddy

Laura said...

those look great, especially with the potatoes! what a perfect food! don't worry, i bought 'nomicon the day it came out and still haven't made these yet! i think it's because i have my own sloppy josie recipe i make, which uses tempeh as the "ground beef." you crazy vegans...

vegannifer said...

I love that recipe. Glad you finally got to try it!

Thanks for the Green Bags recommendation, too. I've looked at those before, but now I'm glad to know that they seem to work!

Sal said...

I still haven't made them either, but one day I must get around to it, cuz they look freakin ace!

Cyn said...

Nom! Those taters look awesome, and I <3 me some snobby joes.

kittee said...

I haven't made them yet either. No worries!

xo
kittee

Paulina said...

Don't feel bad, I don't even own any of Isa's books yet!

River said...

Happy birthday!! Way to celebrate with yummy goodness! OMG those potatoes!!

alaina said...

actually i haven't made them either... gosh!

Celine said...

happy birthday to youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!

VeggieGirl said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ricki said...

I heard it's your birthday. . . (aren't fellow bloggers great?)--HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope it's a great one :)

jelymo said...

happy birthday bianca! i haven't made snobby joes yet, but that sounds really good, esp since fall is in full swing paired with some sweet potato fries, i think that would make an awesome meal.

Erin said...

I haven't made Snobby Joes yet, but I would definitely like to! I just know they'll be great.

vegeater said...

Since half of my heart is from Louisiana (and still lives there), I used Steen's Cane Syrup in place of maple syrup. yum!

Katy said...

Nope, I haven't made them yet either. They always sound so good, but somehow I'm always missing one ingredient! Argh!