Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Snobby Joes

I know it's getting redundant with all the V-con recipes I've been doing recently. The only thing I can tell you is...Expect them to keep on coming! LOL There are lots of recipes in there I want to try, and it's a big cookbook. Tonight I made the Snobby Joes, which are a lentil-based version of sloppy Joes. I made up my own sloppy Joe recipe last summer, so I was sort of hesitant to try these because I was afraid they'd be a lot better than mine. I definitely wouldn't say they were "better". They're different for sure, but as far as goodness goes, I'd say mine are right on par with them. I'll definitely make them again, but I'm not replacing my own recipe with these.

To go with the Joes, I made some sauteed onions and spinach with an Asian-style peanut sauce. I mixed a little peanut butter with some shoyu, rice vinegar, agave nectar and Thai chili paste. I just poured the sauce over the spinach and onions when they were softened. It's really easy, and delicious.

Still haven't listened to the new Colin MacIntyre album yet, but it will be on tomorrow. Probably all day. LOL While I was cooking, I checked out a band called Reigning Sound. Sleek put it on my iPod a while back, so I decided to check them out today. Good stuff.


carrie said...

MMMMMMMM.....I love these Snobby Joes. They remind me of Manwich that my mom used to make when I was a kid. My kiddos love them too, and just to amp up the nutritional content even more, I sprinkle them with nutritional yeast.

You've got me craving some Snobby Joes now!! Damn the two big pots of soup in my fridge.

The Dalai Mama said...

I'm telling you, Sleek loved these things. I like the nutritional yeast idea. I may try that with my leftovers today at lunch.

SleekPelt said...

Yeah, these things rule. I'm with Carrie -- they remind me of the sloppy joes I grew up with, or even hot-dog chili. I wouldn't eat that stuff these days, but I'll eat snobby joes any day.