So, yesterday I made my Grandma's Borscht.
There was not much to veganize, I only had to replace the cream.
I used soy cream for the first time ever. Of course I used a little too much. It's so much more efficient than regular cream, I'm quite impressed.
I also feared that it might taste weird, but it's pretty neutral and I can't complain at all.
Since I didn't have any more red beets I couldn't save my Borscht though. It still tasted good, but overall it was just too creamy.
I will make the whole thing tonight: Pierogis & Borscht.
I told my dad last night that I was going to cook our traditional Christmas dinner today and his face lit up "Ohhhhh, really?" Ha ha, he can't wait. And the fact that I honour his moms recipe so much really means a lot to him.
I still need onions and mushrooms and more red beet though.
Ugh, I hate the fact that I have to work until 6 and am home at 7 which leaves me with one hour available to shop for groceries. I hate hectic.
And most of the time I forget at least half of the stuff I planned to buy, even if I have a shopping list (what's that about?)!
Oh, and here's something that never fails to impress my taste buds: Pesto Rosso topped with tomatoes. So simple, yet so wonderful.
I didn't have any whole-grain bread anymore though, so I had to settle for a plain wheat roll, hmph.