Thursday, November 12, 2009

Vegan Dog Bone

Finally, a use for those wilted Brussels sprout stalks that you never got around to braising with bacon and figs.

I'm sure I'm not the only one familiar with the paralysis resulting from not using produce at its peak. If I have supermarket romaine that starts to wilt, it doesn't stop me in the least. I rip off the slimy parts, wash, spin and essentially still have fresh lettuce.

But the higher the quality of the produce, the more intense the paralysis. For instance, if I have a backyard tomato that's starting to get fuzzy, rather than quickly throwing it into a sauce, I guilty watch it collapse into a pink puddle, frozen by guilt.

My Brussels sprouts are not only organic but also locally grown, a real double whammy for the conscience should they go to waste. It's even worse than when your parents make you finish your soggy, defrosted spinach because of the starving children in Africa. You bought those Brussels sprouts because you believe that, as Wendell Berry said, when we eat, we vote. Therefore not using those sprouts is akin to checking off the box for Nader.

Luckily, I've seen the error of my ways and also have some fresh sprouts from my winter CSA that I'll be sure to use up right away. And in the meantime, I've found that an old B.s. stalk makes an excellent dog toy. Especially for a dog who's getting cabin fever because his severed artery hasn't quite healed yet.

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phaird said...

Poor pooch. Sorry to hear about his injury. I hope he heals soon. I'm sure he would enjoy anything braised with bacon.

I hope to see you again soon at the dog park.

Jo said...

How funny, I just had the exact same situation with brussels sprouts. First I forgot about them until they were past-prime, then I had to wait a few more days because I had guests visiting (and how could I serve past-prime brussels sprouts to guests?), and finally I threw them out. But I felt guilty about it the whole time! I'm going to amend the situation by buying more this weekend, and eating them right away.

gaming speicher said...

I am sad about pooch. He seems to enjoy his vegan bone. Hope he gets well soon.

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