Thursday, November 18, 2010

Xgfx Pierogi Times Three!

Epic day in the kitchen, y'all. With a bum shoulder ta-boot. I think some sort of Presidential recognition with an escorted ride to the co-op is in order, including a mobile kombucha fountain with dancing robot ice swans that follow me home. That would be nice.

So, why am I fussin'? Well, after acupuncture, I came home to make MORE xgfx pumpkin bagels. I won't bore you with another picture, but these were filled with hemp seeds, cuz I need extra protein to heal my frozen shoulder and topped with pumpkin seeds! Then on top of that, I made xgfx peanut butter swirled brownies to sneak into a late night Harry Potter showing. Can you believe I kept on going, like the good energizer vegan bunny I am. YES YES YES I DID.

I have super secret special Internet friends, and I bet I'm not alone. Mine are awesome, and they're also gluten-free and vegan just like me. So today, when all I wanted to do was cuddle with Dr. Phil and eat leftovers, I cooked even more--for their sweet camaraderie. Yes, Officer, I cooked to blog. I shook my xgfx booty with Jessy from happyveganface and Allyson from Manifest Vegan to bonk the Interwebz with our own personal xgfx culinary challenge. Aren't we the best?



Xgfx Pierogi Challenge!

Both Jessy and Allyson grew up on pierogi and miss it very much since ditching wheat. Me? I don't know jack banana about pierogi, but I hate to be left out, and, I love stuffed food. So each of us came up with own version to share with the world.

I was super insanely cranky when I was cooking mine, so I'm sorry no measurements. But here's what I did.

The filling is made from boiled carrots and potato (I know!), mixed with caramelized onion and cabbage. Then I seasoned the mixture delicately with salt and ground pepper to taste, plus a bit of cayenne and some fresh parsley. The dough came out sorta play-doh textured, but it worked just fine. I used ultra fine brown rice flour, which I need to tell you about sometime, Mochiko, potato starch and salt. If I had to guess, I'd say it was about 85 percent brown rice flour and then evenly split between the other two. I had to keep the dough moist to roll out, but the finished product was mighty delicious, especially after I browned the little dumplin's in Earth Balance.

xo
kittee

This post is part of VeganMoFo 2010 - the Vegan Month of Food. Get more MoFo info by checking out VeganMoFo Headquarters Itn'l, where you can subscribe to a bunch of vegan blogs and ohh and ahh to your heart's content.

19 comments:

  1. I came right over from Allison's blog. I have a truck and want to load pierogies into it.

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  2. kittee!!!!!!!!! your pierogies took my breath away! ryan and i just ooooh and ahhhhh'd over them! crazyawesome!

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  3. Oh!!! Your pierogies look fantastic- and the filling sounds incredible- holy wow. Yippee for xgfx Pierogies!!

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  4. You and Jessy are killing me with these! I might have to have a go at it.. they look sooo good!

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  5. WHY did you move 3,000 miles away from me? That looks delicious. I'd have mine smothered in olive oil and onions.

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  6. Oh, the memories of childhood! Of course, there was no rice flour back then, but the pierogies were SO tasty! MUST make these sometime soon!

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  7. Toot, toot! I told you you could make pierogies! They look stunning. And what the heck is a jack banana?!!!

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  8. Yes, please! I haven't had pierogis in quite some time. I like mine with mustard!

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  9. They look amazing Kittee! I have been thinking about giving up gluten for the month of December, and see if I notice any difference. Just as I thought I can't, no way, you shared this awesome post. Now I'm thinking maybe I can. Again, another case of Kittee do!

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  10. julie- perhaps kittee will agree to be our personal gluten free baker so that we can do it. (when i feel like i don't really have to do something, it's super hard for me to do it. the motivation ain't there!)

    looks awesome, as always, kitteeeeeee!

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  11. Perogi madness! I'm making perogis for Thanksgiving because I love them so hard! I'm so happy you could do some gf because life without perogis would be so sad.

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  12. The look perfect. My husband is Polish and always loves Pierogi any time of the day!

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  13. wow! what an awesome Pierogi Trifecta! I don't think I've ever had a pierogi, but I have heard the peoples talk them up. Maybe I'll give it a go! :)

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  14. I am like you Kittee I do not know anything about them but I admit I saw them in VB. The look exactly like what I know of them. I am liking gf cooking now ..dont know why but if I eat seitan give gluten a rest right?? will be reading more here to learn for my personal use I am so intrigued by it all. Made gf cookies for the first time last night midnight to be exact and they came out lovely.
    Will love these as I love anything carby and stuffed.

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  15. I love pierogi!! I haven't had them in ages. Damn I'm hungry now.

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  16. I'm not going to be envious because we've made and savored one-time GF pierogi (almost three years ago) and if you can't duplicate the recipe for posting, you cann't recreate the recipe. I understand your loss

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