One thing us hippies love is yummy food! Every Friday we will be sharing some of our favorites from the Hippie Peacenik team on Etsy.
Vegan Risotto From Mellwaters Creative:
While that’s cooking away, start off your risotto. I like using whatever exotic mushrooms I can find, with some chestnut mushrooms added to bulk it out. Put some oil (I use virgin, cold-pressed organic coconut oil or olive oil. Try to avoid vegetable oil, and ‘canola oil’ is the worst possible thing out there.) into your pan, and heat it up on the lowest heat with the mushrooms. Be patient, and resist the urge to add more oil when it dries up a little – eventually the oil will come back out of the mushrooms, and they go all soft.
Then add your risotto rice, and some olive oil. Stir to coat all the grains, and add some water (it’s supposed to be hot, but I manage with cold) a little at a time, along with a stock cube for every 500ml of water. Each time you add water, wait for it to be absorbed by the rice before adding more. Hopefully, your sweet potato will be ready about now. Take it out of the oven, cut into a few pieces and just stick it into the risotto pan, skin and all. The flesh will kind of melt into the stock and make everything really rich and amazing. Continue adding water and STIRRING, and putting some coconut milk in in place of some of the water as and when you feel like it. Also add your favourite herbs and spices (turmeric is one of my staples, and very healthy). The rice is cooked when it no longer tastes horrible and chalky (it’s a game of chicken when you taste it first!), and then you can carry on until it’s your preferred consistency. (Be careful not to make it too wet. You’re aiming for a nice thick consistency, so that it can support itself in a heap. Season to taste.
Then, plonk yourself a good serving into your favourite bowl, and enjoy! The hardest part is sharing it with anyone else, or leaving any of it for the next day.
The B5 or Hungry Man Casserole from jclairep:
1 small onion
1 cup of BBQ sauce
1 can of Baked Beans (I like the larger cans, but the smaller ones will do fine)
1 Tablespoon of Brown Sugar
1 can of refrigerated biscuits
salt and pepper
You will need a casserole dish.
Preheat over to 350 degrees. Cook onions in fry pan until clear, add beef and cook until done. Drain. Add salt and pepper to taste.
In casserole dish stir together Beans, BBQ sauce and Brown Sugar. Add Meat and onions and stir. On top place the biscuits and cook for at least 25 minutes until done. Mixture should be bubbly and MAKE SURE the biscuits are cooked through. They tend to take longer to cook on top of the mixture…and no one likes a mushy biscuits.
The 5 B’s are:
Beans, Beef, BBQ, Biscuits…and a Beer for a job well done!