Saturday, February 27, 2010

Vegan Staples Stock-up


I found so many goodies today while out exploring Vienna. My happiest find, Kala Namak, or Black Salt. It is a pink colored salt, making it difficult to ask for by name in German but we found an excellent Indian Grocery Store that had it along with all this other fun stuff. Starting at the top left, working clock-wise we purchased: black lentil beans, turmeric, peanut butter, coconut oil, canned jack fruit (Not my idea!! John decided he absolutely had to have this!), limes, black sesame seeds (for an upcoming cookie recipe!), kala namak salt, Semolina flour, and finally, Chickpea flour.

Some of these can be found at the regular grocery store, like limes, but this place had such great prices!!!

The fuss over kala namak is for an omelet that I am going to make tomorrow for breakfast. The recipe is in Vegan Brunch. Apparently, this salt has a very sulfuric smell/taste and therefore mimics the taste of eggs. We will see! And my hope is for a much prettier omelet than last time! Fingers crossed.

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