Sunday, January 8, 2012

Isa's Caulipots!

I finally made caulipots (cauliflower mashed potatoes). Even a non-vegan friend suggested them. I used the recipe from Appetite for Reduction. I also made the chickpea gravy recipe to top my caulipots. I served this with broccoli and Gardein beef. I loved the gravy, which is surprising given that I didn't like gravy made from fat drippings. I was hesitant to even make gravy, but I figured my love of chickpeas was strong enough to try it.


In totally unrelated news, I'm going to San Francisco for postdoc interviews in a few weeks. I'm super excited. I think I'm going to love the city. Guess I'll have to wait and see if I love the research too. I have plans to meet with another professor in February, because he's visiting my institute for a seminar. He said we'd set up plans then to visit his lab, which is *not* in California (gasp, I know). I am totally make a reservation at Millennium for dinner on my first night in town. I hope I get a chance to try some other restaurants and visit some of the tourist-y things during my trip. I'll have the afternoon of my first day free, as well as the last day potentially. I'm not staying a full extra day for sight-seeing and fun, because I really need to type my dissertation. I can't take too much off for fun. I stayed home cleaning and doing laundry all weekend. I'm planning to start typing my first chapter tomorrow! The intro still needs some work, but I'm stuck on it.


  1. That's funny, I'm also a vegan scientist in the home stretch of my phd. Hoping to submit in May. I was just in San Fran for a few days in December (actually on a stop over after attending a conference in Auckland). Anyways, I'm currently working on my post of all the amazing places I ate at which I hope to have up in about a week. So I'll let you know when it's up in case it's helpful! Good luck with the writing!

  2. Thanks! That would be so helpful! I'm adding you to my reader.