“But the bottom line is that I, the family vegan, often fended for myself. I once tried cooking for the whole family, but nobody liked the tofu parsnip goulash I made. From then on, we went our separate ways—Dad retreating to the grill, Mom only nibbling bits of blackened meat before opting out by claiming fullness and/or a headache, while I resumed eating the politically correct and alternative foods of my own concoction.”
—Clarissa, Vegan Teenage Zombie Huntress by G.G. Silverman
If you haven’t yet read G.G. Silverman’s new book, Vegan Teenage Zombie Huntress, you are in for some funny, fast-paced zombie goodness. Imagine a high school full of zombies. I know, just like real life, right? If the zombie apocalypse happens, I want someone as quirky, loyal, and butt-kicking as Clarissa by my side. Do yourself a favor and buy this book, like now.
I took some liberties with one of Clarissa’s concoctions because although I like tofu, I’m having a love affair with mushrooms and thought they might be a better meat substitute in this veggie-packed vegan recipe.
Zombie Hunting Goulash
1/4 cup olive oil
1 large parsnip (or 2 small), diced
2 carrots, diced
2 small turnips, diced
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 lb of mushrooms, chopped (I used a half cremini and half shitake.)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 14oz can of diced tomatoes
3 cups vegetable stock
1 tsp paprika
1 bay leaf
Kosher salt & black pepper to taste
Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add parsnips, carrots, turnips, onion, green pepper, and mushrooms. Sauté until tender. Add garlic and sauté for two or three minutes, being careful not to burn the garlic. Add tomatoes, vegetable stock, paprika, bay leaf, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat and simmer for one hour.
Remove bay leaf. Serve as is or over quinoa.
Hubby: “You know what would make this good? MEAT.”
Thing #1: “No, thank you.”
Thing #2: “Eeew, mushrooms.”
Try the recipe if you want, but definitely read the book!
Leave a comment and let me know:
1. What meal would give you the energy and stamina you need for the zombie apocalypse?
2. What’s your favorite zombie movie?