Monday, 3 August 2009

Live for better days *

I will be so busy this August that I have no idea about when and how often I will be able to write here! But this is great! I got an amazing project to do in my professional area (journalism) and I'm also baking more vegan cupcakes (this will be the second week with the vegan cupcakes being sold at the other Govinda's branch and I'm really excited!). And in the end of the month we're going to Ieper Fest, my favorite hardcore festival ever. Hope I can find some free time to cook and post here, but if I don't, I have good reasons, haven't I?!

Last week I decided to try a recipe of the Brazil Nut blog. Andrea has always great vegan recipes (in Portuguese) there. I wanted to use things I had at home, so my choice was the potatoes + mushrooms fried balls. I changed her recipe a little bit, so I decided to post it here. It's easy, fast and delicious!


* 450 grams of potatoes cut into cubes (I used 5 medium potatoes)
* 2 tablespoons vegan margarine

* 170g of mushrooms, chopped
* 4 garlic cloves, crushed (we love garlic too, so I also used 4, b
ut you can use less if you want)
* Wheat flour

* Salt, pepper and other herbs that you like

Place the sliced potatoes in a pan with boiling water and a little salt and let them cook for 10 minutes, until they are soft. Drain well the potatoes and mash them, in the same way to make smashed potatoes (or potatoes puree).

Meanwhile, melt the margarine in a frying pan. Add the mushrooms and garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and the garlic at the smashed potatoes (I used the liquid sauce instead of water to mix everything).

Make the balls (or small burgers) with your hands. Roll the balls/burgers in wheat flour and into bread crumbs to get a thick coating. I fried them in a non-stick frying pan without no oil for 5/7 minutes. You can also roast them instead of frying.

(* Ignite – Our Darkest Days)


Andréa N. said...


Andréa N. said...

Thank you for the kind words, G!

Clarissa said...

Que saudades que eu tava de entrar aqui. <3
E essa receita parece ser muito boa mesmo! Depois quero ler todos os outros posts com calma.

Anonymous said...

I stumbled upon your blog. It is great. The food looks awesome. My husband grew up in the hardcore and straight-edge scene in Boston.

Bia said...

me deu fo-me! hahahah

xthingswesayx said...

óbvio que eu tenho a péssima mania de entrar aqui antes do almoço.
estou agora com o estômago na cabeça de tanta fome!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the success of your cupcake business, that's so very exciting to hear!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

That looks fabulous! Congrats on the cupcake making!


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