Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Vegetarian Sausage, Pepper and Onion Stromboli with Kyla La Grange and Phineas and the Lonely Leaves

On Saturday I caught a spring training game between the Phillies and Pirates. One of my favorite parts of walking into Brighthouse Networks Field is the smell of peppers and onions. Since it is usually paraded alongside some huge meat pile like a Cheesesteak or Italian Sausage I don't get to enjoy this stalwart ballpark combination. Instead I have to mimic it at home. This time that meant Vegetarian Sausage Onion and Pepper Stromboli.

Vegetarian Sausage, Pepper and Onion Stromboli
(printable version)

-onion, diced
-green pepper, diced
-olive oil
-vegan sausage, sliced (from Vegan Dad blog)
-tomato sauce
-stromboli dough (from City of Dionne blog)

1. Make the dough and sausages according to directions.

2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

3. In a skillet, saute the onion and green pepper in olive oil for about three minutes. Add the sausage and continue cooking, stirring often, for an additional five minutes.

4. Divide the stromboli dough into two and roll each out into a rectangle. Line the dough with tomato sauce. Then add a layer of onion, peppers and sausage. Top with cheese. Fold the dough to conceal the inner ingredients. Bake for thirty minutes. Slice and serve.

Think the smell of pepper and onions combined is great, try the
ones elicited by Kyla La Grange. Her voice can soar like the best of them though it is usually accompanied by a fuzzed out feeling that in the past was reserved solely for wool sweaters. Don't believe me? Experience "Walk Through Walls." It was officially released yesterday as part of a Double A single along with the track "Courage."

Kyla La Grange - Walk Through Walls by Stayloose

Also check out "Vampire Smile:"
Kyla La Grange-Vampire Smile

Phineas and the Lonely Leaves are completely different from Kyla La Grange (sort of like onions are completely different than peppers). But they work together. Phineas and the Lonely Leaves make things happen with a piano, hand claps and background harmonies. There is no distortion or grime, it is as clean as they come. It took a while for their song "The Kids We Used to Be" to grow on me, I kept wanting more. Eventually, I came to appreciate it. Check out "The Kids We Used to Be," which comes from an album of the same title (buy it here), below: