Sunday, October 7, 2007

Canadian Thanksgiving

I apologize for the lack of blogging recently. I've taken a new job and am in the process of moving cities, so finding veggie and factory farming stories to write about hasn't been possible.

This weekend is thanksgiving in Canada, and for the first time in ages I commuted INTO Toronto, rather than out of it, on a long holiday weekend. So instead of being with my parents and siblings up north, or with Annalise's parents in Waterdown, we spent the weekend on our own in the city.

Thanksgiving dinner came out of Vegan Planet - Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchiladas. Hopefully you can get the gist of the recipe from this photo (clicking to enlarge).

I'm not the biggest fan of sweet potatos, though I should mention that I'm not a very discerning eater and can eat the same meal for about a month without getting bored of it (which I'll probably be doing a lot of when I'm cooking all by myself up in Orillia until Annalise moves up in December).
But, these enchiladas were pretty yummy - we used mild salsa though, and I think I would have enjoyed them more if we'd had medium or hot salsa.

These are the enchiladas being prepared for the oven, and this is Annalise hiding behind the finished product.


Krista said...

Not your typical Thanksgiving fare - but that's what's so great about being Vegetarian! We get to bust out of the norm all of the time - we're all rebels at heart! ;-)

I need to do more Mexicali dishes. One Christmas I did a vegetarian mexican spread that was fantastic...the food was so spicey and warming, it really suited the season!

Good luck with the move - I'm envious, you're trading the city life for the Great White North! Lovely! :-)

sp said...

Vegan Planet is a fabulous book! There are so many great recipes in there. My copy is falling apart and yet funnily enough I haven't tried the enchilada recipe. I'll have to try that next.

klompengirl said...

you didn't say whether or not you liked it!!! hope you're not starving up there in Orillia without me....

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