Friday, October 3, 2008

VeganMoFo: Pass the Radioactive Vegetables Please

Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip....

For today's installment of vegan mofo, I cooked up a TV-themed dinner to an episode of Gilligan's Island. Gilligan reels in a mysterious crate containing seeds, but he failed to see the warning....
The seeds produced carrots, beets, spinach, and other vegetables as fast as the half life of radium-216m (7 nano seconds)! Then it was time to dig in and pass those vegetables!Mary Anne's favorite vegetable was the carrot, and these radioactive carrots had so much carotene in them that her eye sight allowed her to see miles away! Here she is pointing out a potential rescue ship as the Skipper and the Professor look on squinting.
Mrs. Thurston Howell III (aka "Lovey") just adored sugar beets! All that sugar made her a bit hyperactive though and she actually ran around the hut cleaning.
Gilligan ate more than his share of spinach, and the radioactive amounts of "oxalic minerals" enabled him to pick up entire tree trunks and even the Skipper!
So how did we eat our radioactive vegetables? I roasted the beets (along with fennel), sauteed the spinach, and made a curried carrot soup. And although we didn't experience the same effect as the castaways did, at least we didn't have to "apply the principals of theoretic chemistry to the problem of radioactivity" and eat soap to "prevent the bombardment of radioactive chemicals", as the Professor puts it.
Hope you enjoyed your three minute tour!

27 comments:

Ricki said...

Love the nostalgia! Haven't seen that show in years. . .

The final presentation was gorgeous, not at all radioactive :)

VeggieGirl said...

Amanda, this post is TOO, TOO clever and fun - love it!! :0)

michelle said...

This is so so great!

Veg-a-Nut said...

I so remember that show! Your presentation and dishes are amazing.

Alice (in Veganland) said...

hehe, so funny and good looking food!

Holler said...

I so enjoyed your post, it was just great, very funny and the finished meal was lovely! Just my type of food!

Anonymous said...

Cute! Loved the story. Food looks yummy too. MOM

jessy said...

aaaaaaaaaahahaaa! that is AWESOME! i super puffy heart Gilligan's Island - and hooray for a tasty & beautiful themed dinner! curried carrot soup sounds awesome, and i'm all about some roasted beets. now you've got me wanting to be brave & try fennel (to be honest i'm a bit intimidated by it)!

Jeni Treehugger said...

LOL!
That food sure looks good and I believe it DID give you super powers after reading that!

tofufreak said...

HAHA! that is so cute!

your meal presentation is very nice! it looks really pretty :D

Cody said...

I had high hopes for a TV-themed post, being the TV nerd that I am... and you did not disappoint.

This was awesome.
(So awesome that I'll forgive you for misquoting the lyrics. :P)

Vegan Girl said...

How creative of you. I love this blog! Not to mention one of my favorite shows.

the little one said...

So perfect all the way around! Hey, CC (aka big fella) wants to know who you're rooting for with Project Runway. He left you a comment on my blog.

aTxVegn said...

Cute post! I was hoping to see a picture of you holding hubby up over your head.

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Woah. Seriously awesome!

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

i loved that show as a kid. And beautiful presentation!

allularpunk said...

haha, cool!

shellyfish said...

This was such a cute idea! I used to love that show when I was little! Your food does loot radiated...it's huge!

Animal-Friendly said...

I love Gilligan's Island!! This was such a creative post and it now has me craving some vegetables and wanting to watch Gilligan's Island.

The Vegan Snorkeler said...

You're so funny! Love your radioactive veggies. Do you really know the half life of radium-216?

Bex said...

This post was awesome! and your food looks lovely.

I'm not convinced you didn't get powers though, I think you might be hiding them so you can be vegan superheros

B36Kitchen said...

I remember watching that episode when I was little although not when it originally aired.

Jes said...

Too cute! And great looking food too!

Kati said...

Haha! I think I actually remember that episode. Your veggies look very lovely.

vegannifer said...

First of all, I just want to say how much I love that picture of the soup and beets. It is beautiful - well done! And roasted beets are delicious!

I had to laugh when you said "at least we didn't have to "apply the principals of theoretic chemistry to the problem of radioactivity"". I work with chemists and I am positive that they would have jumped at the chance to apply principals of theoretic chemistry to the problem of radioactivity. Who knew that Gilligan's island was both funny and educational?

kittee said...

your mom is so rad to post on your blog (i hope my mom sees this).

xo
kittee

Stacey and Sergio said...

LOL! I love this post. I used to watch that show all the time when I would skip school! That dish looks awesome and you plated it so well!