10.02.2008

Super Sloppies.

Vegan slop-sloppy joes.


October 1st marks the first day of the eat local challenge. It's day one and I am already chalking this years challenge up as an epic failure for me personally. Mainly the neighborhood supermarkets are slightly scary, and definitely are not even close to being on the organic bandwagon yet. I honestly do not want to know where most of the items are grown and I feel I may be better off not knowing. When your local super market is nicknamed the ASS-MART, I think it's safe to say market basket and Johnie food master would be a god send right now. Yeah there are plenty of green markets in the Brooklyn area, some I really do like. Regularly shopping at them just seems to get pricey faster than normal. I try to keep on it as there is a green market literally everyday of the week if you're looking for it. I think the key to healthy living and schooling the eat local challenge is clearly having a csa share or having your own garden. That should cover about 80% of what you need to eat leaving you only to search for proteins and grains. I miss my Parker farm share.

I loaded my fridge up with tempeh and tofu last time I made it to unholy foods. I've been eating less and trying to eat more vegetables and vegan things. Mainly after my last visit to the local mart smelled of cow urine, the already suspicious meat department was looking worse by the day.

Anyway...

This is my vegan super sloppy joe.

Note the package of sloppy joe mix. It's actually from Brockton Mass, I had to buy it, at 79 cents who could say no. The packaging looks as if it is from 1974. Surprisingly, there is nothing but spices listed in the ingredient list, it saved me from buying quite a few expensive spices.


So I browned one crumbled package of Soy Boy tempeh in olive oil. Added one diced Wheeler pepper, one can of tomato paste, 1 cup of water and Brockton's own sloppy joe spice pouch. This was topped on my purple cabbage apple slaw marinated in rice wine vinegar for a bit of a kick. all on top of a classy white bun.

The slaw completed the package & you will not miss the meat.

3 comments:

Jenn said...

Hey Trev! Love the challenge. Don't know if you're on Whole Foods email list, but I was sent a $5 off a $25 purchase (to be used by 10/22). Don't know if I'll make it to Whole Foods to use, but you know the economy is in the kicker when WF is sending out coupons.

We better see you guys this winter!!

Cheers.

J

Jenn said...

Hey Trev! Love the challenge. Don't know if you're on Whole Foods email list, but I was sent a $5 off a $25 purchase (to be used by 10/22). Don't know if I'll make it to Whole Foods to use, but you know the economy is in the kicker when WF is sending out coupons.

We better see you guys this winter!!

Cheers.

J

We Are Never Full said...

i live in brooklyn and i agree w/ you about local produce being difficult to find. unless you live near the farmers market (and buy most of your stuff there), good luck trying to eat local! Ass-mart. ha! i'm wondering if it's the associated market. i used to just call it "the ass".