Saturday, February 27, 2010

Mock Seal Flipper Pie-sort of

I have been saying for two months one goal was to take a seal flipper pie recipe and make a vegetarian version.

Well today I did... sort of.

I didn't realize it was so hard to find. After no luck for either me or mom hunting through the cook books, I ended up having to go online for a copy of the recipe.
So, off to the grocery I went for ingredients. And after 2 hours... it didn't really turn out. Well, not true, it turned out...dry.
It tasted alright, as I used the Mexican flavoured Yves Ground Round (soy meat replacement)
I did not get a photo however as I made it at mom's and forgot my camera at home.

Original Seal Flipper Pie

3 seal flippers
salt pork
3 potatoes
2 carrots
3 parsnip
1/2 turnip
1 onion
1 cup beef stock

Pastry topping

Remove all the fat from the flippers, reduce salt pork, fry flippers in the salt pork,
In casserole dish add stock, flipper meat, vegetables, salt and pepper cook for 2 hours at 375
add pastry topping and cook uncovered for another half hour.

Well, since I was doing a veggie version, I forgot to replace the stock. So it ended up really dry.

Mock Seal Flipper Pie

1 large carrot
1 large onion
2 large potatoes
2 parsnip
1/2 turnip
1 package Mexican Yves Ground Round
4 sheets Philo Dough

Chop turnip and carrots, boil for twenty minutes. Drain. Chop onion, add mix well. Chop potatoes and parsnip boil for twenty five minutes. Drain. Add to bowl, mix well. Add Yves Ground Round, mix well.
Layer 2 of the Philo Dough on the bottom of dish, add the mixture then layer the other 2 sheets of Philo Dough. Cook for 15 minutes on 375.

Now, as I said, it tasted okay, just abit on the dry side. I know, I had forgotten that the meat replacement does not have any fat in it at all.
I am considering this a first try. I plan on trying to make a mock seal flipper pie again soon. Next time, I will remember to add some vegetable stock and switch out the philo dough for a doughboy mix.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Book Giveaway

Bit of a cheat as it has nothing to do with food, but I am still part of the book giveaway for Catherine Mckenzie's Spin.
The giveaway is being held on my book blog Until March 1st
So if you are in Canada and would like a copy head over to that blog and leave a comment.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Whoo-Hoo! Spice girl

Photo by Kimberly Hulst copyright hcvp 2010

I'm all hyper because I got my double decker spice rack today.
Early birthday gift from mom. (My birthday isn't until next month)

Photo is a little grainy as I took it with my webcam.
Now, I just need to find a spot in the kitchen for it

Saturday, February 13, 2010

4 minute sauce

1 tablespoon butter
1/2 an onion chopped
sprig of dried oregano
1/2 cup cheese
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
table pepper

Melt butter, add onion and oregano, stir in tomatoes and cheese, keep stirring, add dash of table pepper. Once it starts to bubble, take off of heat and continue to stir for another minute.

Pour over pasta.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

But it's Bland

I decided last night I wanted to make a basic veggy broth.
I added a full onion, celery, garlic, ground pepper, salt, carrots, red peppers, leek, basil, oregano, cayenne and sage.

It's still bland.

I have no idea what else to add to make the broth have taste. I really do not want to have to start over.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Domestic Goddess Kitchen Wish List

I would love to have these new items for my kitchen .... when I have some extra money.

1) A steel double deck spice rack that turns

2) New oven mitts

3) New set of stainless steel pots

4) Set of black china tea cups

5) A large bat shaped cake pan for making Halloween cakes

6) A new set of measuring cups