I have a real love of depression era and wartime rationing era recipes for the creativity they used in creating meals out of what was available. While the recipes themselves may not be veg, many are veg friendly since meat was more of a condiment in those times. At the very least, they give us an insight into combining things to stretch our food budget.
This leads nicely into something I've been reading about in the last Path to Freedom newsletter, Path to Freedom's 100 Foot Garden Challenge, which is reminiscent of victory gardens. I think its a great idea, although a real challenging one. Are you in?
Here are some interesting links to and about recipes from these time periods. They might even give some ideas for what we'd like to grow for the 100 foot garden challenge:
Two Depression Era Cake Recipes that are vegan if you substitute oil or margarine for the lard
Depression Era Recipes Don't Have to Be Depressing
Great Depression Recipes
Food Timeline 1930's 1940's is very interesting as well. I'm always amazed that stewed prunes turns up on all of these menus.
Homemaking Depression Style
A Peek at the Push for Victory Gardens with original posters and text
Making Do - Check out the Mock Duck recipe on this site
Check out the Mock Goose and Mock Black Pudding recipes