Because Cons Make You Hungry #Food Some #Vegan some #NotVegan

We went to InConjunction to sell books the first week in July and we didn’t take food. There was SUPPOSED to be a wonderful, inexpensive restaurant next door, but it had closed permanently during Covid, which we didn’t know until we got there. *weeps*

That turned out to be a food-expensive weekend.

This past weekend, we went to Imaginarium, in Louisville, Kentucky, and we took food.

Sriracha Brown Sugar Bacon

Cut bacon slices into quarters. Mix equal quantities of packed brown sugar and sriracha sauce. Squish the bacon around in the sauce until all the pieces are lightly coated. Spread pieces on a rack over a tray and roast for about 15 minutes at 375F (about 191C). Take any done pieces out onto a rack, turn the other pieces over, and roast for another 3-5 minutes. Serve warm or cold.

Grilled Potatoes

Toss potatoes in olive oil and seasoning (I use Jane’s Crazy Mixed-Up Salt). Grill at 450F (about 232C) for about 30 minutes, turning after 15. These are whole or halved little red potatoes and sweet potatoes sliced thickly.

And dessert:

Date Almond Bites

Mix chopped dates (if the dates are dried, soak them in hot water until they’re soft), chopped almonds, and solid coconut oil. Form them into balls and roll them in sugar, cinnamon, and cardamom.

Oat Honey Pecan Orange Cocoa Bites

Mix 1-minute oatmeal, chopped pecans, honey, cocoa powder, and orange juice. Let sit until the oats have absorbed the liquid. Form into balls and roll in powdered sugar.

I didn’t put quantities for the sweeties, because I just made them up as I went along. Make ’em however sounds good to you.

Others made other things, but these were my contributions.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about culinary ingenuity.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Because Cons Make You Hungry #Food Some #Vegan some #NotVegan

  1. Carol Preflatish

    July 13, 2021 at 8:00am

    The sweet potatoes were the bomb. I could have eaten the whole platter, but I love sweet potatoes. I also really liked the bacon and that’s from a person who does not like sriracha sauce. I had a great time this weekend. It’s always good to see you ladies.

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      Marian Allen

      July 13, 2021 at 11:09am

      So glad to see you again! As Sara said, I feel exhausted and wired at the same time. 😀

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