Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Samosa Stuffed Baked Potatoes


I don't think I've ever used a cookbook as frequently as I use Veganomicon. It actually surprises me, since my M.O. is to buy tons of vegan cookbooks, read them like novels, and return them to my cookbook shelf until it's time to re-read them (and, believe me, I re-read them often). In any case, Monday night, I decided to make the Samosa Stuffed Baked Potatoes. I added extra carrots and omitted the onion, used 3 garlic cloves instead of 2, and added the juice of 1 tiny lemon instead of 1/2 of a lemon. I confess that I let some of the carrots burn while I was hollowing out my potato halves, but I didn't mind. I packaged up the stuffed potatoes for this week's lunches with a side of plain peas (and my requisite red grapefruit) and was a happy girl. These are really wonderful and my co-workers keep wondering what smells so good after I'm done using the microwave. ;)

Please excuse the terrible photo; my camera eats rechargeable batteries like crazy, so I took this with my cell phone.

12 comments:

BitterSweet said...

Yum! I'm determined to get off my lazy butt and actually make this recipe, it just looks so good. How could samosas in any form be bad anyways?

Vegan_Noodle said...

What a great idea for lunches!! V-con is my go-to cookbook as well....

Jennifer said...

I always seem to add more garlic than recipes call for as well. :-)

Those potatoes look yummy! There are so many recipes in VCon that sound wonderful, I really think I'd like to try pretty much every single one (except the eggplant ones).

trina said...

Hi! That sounds like great lunch fare.

Romina said...

I loooove Veganomicon. I can't believe how much I use it as well. I hadn't even thought of it, since there are so many recipes, it just feels like I've made a few. I have yet to try those potatoes though, it's something I've been itching to do for a while though!

vegan blog tracker said...

I swear, there's not a single veg*n blog that isn't abuzz over Veganomicon!

VeggieGirl said...

samosa-stuffed potatoes... what a fun concept!! love it.

and hey, your picture is great! no worries! :0)

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Those look great even with the cell phone photo! I can't imagine them looking much better.

vko said...

oh, I need to really get cooking with my V-Con- for shame, I have read it tons of times and have yet to make a thing...and yet, I keep drooling over everyone's V-Con goodies...

what a great lunch idea with that grapefruit!

Rural Vegan said...

What a perfect lunch meal - filling without being too bad for you. They look great, even with a cell phone picture!

Ruby Red Vegan said...

mmm baked potatoes! you're a smarty for baking a billion beforehand and packaging them up for work. recently i became a fan of the microwave-baked sweet potato. the "potato" function on my dorm microwave actually was like a mind reader and cooks those babies perfectly!

v-con is amazing, and it almost makes me distrustful of any other cookbook. it's like, "hmmm...i'm not sure that this recipe could be better than the one in veganomicon..." :)

Happy Herbivore! said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog and sending warm wishes... I feel oddly confident - so I hope thats good. And HELLO fellow LA BLOGGER :)

btw, those samosa's look wonderful! I ought to use Vcon more than I do and now I have a reason!