Today was supposed to be soda day, but that's been put off until next week. We made Masala Murgh, which is a chicken curry, today. We made it with seitan instead of chicken. Seitan is a wheat gluten protein substitute, and the texture is like very firm tofu. The curry sauce was great, and we added eggplant and fennel to make the dish more interesting. We added lemon to give a tangy aftertaste, which was a perfect touch.
Chucula is a plaintain smoothie. We cooked the plaintain in water, cinnamon, vanilla, and brown sugar, and then mixed it with soy milk and ice to make the smoothie. We rimmed the glass with brown sugar to make it look great, and it was a really nice, interesting flavor that resulted.
It's fun and interesting cooking food that's vegetarian, and almost vegan (we used chicken stock so it wasn't vegan). Not that I would go that way, but not that there's anything wrong with that. Bonus points for anyone who gets the reference in the last half of that last sentence.