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/* Dinner History */
= Dinner History =
* 2018-06-12 [ general tso's chickpeas], a repeat, 4x and [ spanish rice], a repeat, 4x. Plus an attempt at vegan meringue cookies], and then a franken-version of [ ultimate chocolate chip cookies]. The chickpeas, awesome as always. Really, I'm adding it to favorites. The spanish rice, a more-true attempt this time, we really did attempt to brown the rice and onions, and it turned out OK. I cut the salt by half, but I think that was a mistake, it could have used more salt. Anyway, mediocre, I don't think I'd make it again, though it is unusual. The meringue, we have no idea why, but it basically wouldn't foam/beat. After 10 minutes in the stand mixer, still mostly liquid with a layer of foam. We tried adding more cream of tartar and even some corn starch, but no dice. I think maybe the aquafaba was weird, it wasn't as clear as I remember it being the time it worked (more cloudy, more yellow, perhaps the cans were older?). Anyway then we used the remains of that as an egg substitute in the chocolate chip cookies, which I also didn't work, since they made pancake cookies (lack of binder there too).
* 2018-06-05 [ 1-hour vegan chili] 3x with hackbread and garlic bread. Plus [ vegan oatmeal cookies]. The chili, pretty good, we added extra cumin, a bit of smoked paprika, and extra oregano, plus some lemon juice. The cookies, we lacked butter and eggs, thus this choice, but they are amazing, some of the best oatmeal cookies I've made (I added raisins, and used chocolate milk for the 1tbsp soy milk, otherwise as written).
* 2018-05-29 [ malka dal red lentil curry] a repeat 4x and [ rosh hashana carrot raisin rice] 3x. The dal once again impressed, would make again for sure, very tasty. It was a bit too liquid-y this time compared to what I like, and Pari added some extra spices at the end (including cloves and more oil-burst-coriander seeds), but I think that was because I didn't let them burst enough at the beginning to get the full taste in. The rice was a bit ordinary - there are better carrot-rice recipes below.