Thursday, February 12, 2009

Spicy Thai Stew and HSMO Valentine's Adopt-a-thon

I wanted to make a soup full of diverse vegetables, and found this wonderful recipe in The Everyday Vegan for Spicy Thai Stew. It has been posted here. I substituted yellow potatoes for yams, crushed red pepper for red chili pepper, and peanut butter for almond butter, based on ingredients in my pantry. The complex flavors of ginger, citrusy coriander, fragrant toasted sesame oil, cilantro, and creamy peanut butter were a delicious combination. I could hardly stop eating. Besides chopping the vegetables, the cooking time was relatively quick too. We thought this was sooo excellent.


Now for the dog segment of the blog! The Humane Society of Missouri is hosting another Adopt-a-thon this Saturday. Spread the word to your St. Louis area friends. Every day in February, save $30 on adoption fees. And for Saturday, February 14th, save $50 on adoption fees. These discounted fees apply to dogs 6 months and older and greater than 35 pounds, and to cats 6 months and older. You may know that the HSMO Disaster Response Team recently aided pets and their owners in Southeast Missouri after a severe ice storm. St. Louis also took in animals from a Southeast Missouri shelter that had no power and heat. So there are many great animals ready, and soon to be ready, for adoption!




We Pet Pals (HSMO dog walkers) love all the dogs, but it's interesting how we do seem to have our favorites. I confess, Rosetta, pictured above, has me charmed. She is an athletic, playful, affectionate pit bull terrier mix with a pretty brindle coat and the most expressive face! We just started a new training program that allows some Pet Pals to work with the shelter dogs on typical commands as well as learning new activities for enrichment. Rosetta proved how smart and eager to please she is in our class this week. You can get your fix of cute doggie pictures by checking out adoptable dogs here.

The link to Rosetta's specific info didn't work as planned. You can search on the adoptable dogs link, select dogs, then sort by name to find Rosetta. Or ask for her at the HSMO St. Louis City location on Macklind.

22 comments:

  1. That looks like a very tasty stew! I bet some tofu or regular noodles would be an excellent addition what with all those fabulous spices in the broth :)

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  2. Thanks for linking to the stew recipe. It looks delicious!

    Here's hoping for lots of adoptions.

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  3. Rosetta is just too awesome! i love how she looks so sweet & eager to please! what a sweetie-pea! i've got my fingers crossed for many happy adoptions! :)

    the spicy thai stew is beautiful, Lisa! it looks packed full of yummies and the complex flavors sound amazing (i love, love, love anything with toasted sesame oil! mmmmmmm!)! totally going to give this soup a go! thanks!

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  4. Spicy thai stew sounds so good right now, it looks like a big bowl of yummy flavors! Great photo too! :-)

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  5. Thai is my favourite cuisine evah, and that stew is just calling my name!
    I so wish we could adopt a puppy right now. I want one so badly, and so does Guppy, but my husband thinks we should wait a few more months until Guppy is 4. He's probably right, but I want one now!!!

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  6. I'm making this tonight. With this weather it will be a perfect meal.
    I hope these dogs get adopted. Out here in the county where I live, this month the animal shelters are having half off to adopt a dog.

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  7. That stew looks amazing! And that dog is way too cute - my boyfriend and I are totally going nuts over dogs lately. We totally want to get one but don't have time to properly take care of one right now.

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  8. First off, I want that pup! But between all the plants, 2 cats, 1,000 red worms, and all my books, there just isn't any room for more critters.

    That soup sounds really good, I can see how it would be good both ways, but I like the sound of the regular potato/peanut butter combo better than the sweet potato/almond butter combo.

    I hope lots of dogs find good homes. I wish I could take them all!

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  9. I wish I had a huge house with room for lots of puppies (and the cash flow to pay for all the vet care)! But right now, I'm up to my ears in pets — one dog and six kitties! I hope lots of animals find homes in the adopt-a-thon.

    That stew looks delicious. I'd like to try a stew with a peanutty thing going on.

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  10. From the picture, I can imagine getting attached to Rosetta. I'm a dog walker/socializing volunteer at the FM Humane Society here, and we almost always have a few pit bulls or mixes. They are without exception some of the most gentle and affectionate dogs at the shelter, and have erased any misconceptions I may have had about these dogs. Good work promoting the adoption campaign.

    That stew sounds wonderful, by the way!

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  11. Awww...I wish my husband would let me adopt another kitty! I have a 13 year old Maine-coon mix that I got from the Humane Society in 2005. I hope many of the animals find great homes today :)

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  12. The stew looks so tasty and comforting! I love how it looks in your black bowl, great contrast!

    Rosetta is such a cutie pie! You are awesome for everything you do for shelter dogs. Some day we will have normal lives and we will be able to adopt a couple of dogs. *sigh*

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