June 29, 2008

Orange Seitan

I've been making a batch of homemade seitan every week lately. Yum!! Its a nice change from tofu. For this dinner I sliced it thin and fried it a bit in a pan with a bit of oil, and then I poured the orange glaze sauce from Eat Drink and Be Vegan over it until it ..glazed. So good. Here's a similar recipe for the sauce if you don't have that (awesome) cookbook: on vegweb.

In other food news, a big package of Soy Curls arrived at my house today! I can't wait to try them. I bought them from a great vegan store based in Quebec City called VivaGranola.

June 22, 2008

Philly Cheese Steak Poutine

This one is so fabulous that it gets two pictures..

Topped with Follow Your Heart brand vegan cheese!

Before being topped with (more) cheese.

First I fried strips of onion and red pepper in a bit of olive oil, and then I added strips of homemade seitan.
I seasoned the whole thing with a sauce of tamari, soy sauce, vegan worchestire sauce and chili powder. The I added a couple of tablespoons of corn starch dissolved in water to make it more gravy-like. I added a bunch of grated "cheese" in the pan at this point as well.

The seasoning was a bit too salty, but the meal was still INCREDIBLE.

June 21, 2008

Vegan Homemade Ice Cream

Gourmet mango ice cream!

I didn't use a recipe for this ice cream, but I really tried to remember what I did so that I could post it.
I put the following in a blender (I think):
1/2 cup raw cashews
1/3 block silken tofu
2-ish cups vanilla rice (or soy) milk
1 can mangoes with some of the syrup (fresh is better, of course)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2-ish cup agave nectar (makes for no sugar gritties)

and then I put in the ice cream maker. I don't usually use cashews, but they really make it rich and gourmet-tasting. It was as good as gelato!

The raspberries were on sale, so this dessert was extra-awesome.

Cold Peanut Sauce, Cucumber and Rice Noodles

An easy Saturday lunch. I actually found brown-rice rice noodles! So cool. The sauce is just peanut butter, soy sauce (or tamari), mirin, sesame oil and garlic powder stirred up in a cup. Easy! Also, it wasn't actually cold, just room-temperature.

Also, how great is the Compassionate Cooks podcast? So great.

Fried Seitan and Roasted Asparagus

This is just homemade seitan breaded with whole wheat flour, salt, pepper, and cajun seasoning and fried in olive oil. So damn good. Also, I've been eating roasted (local) asparagus pretty much every night for the last too weeks. It will be gone soon!

June 01, 2008

De Puy Lentil Crepes and Butternut Squash Crepes with Cashew Cream

Crepes for dinner!
The crepe recipe is from Veganomicon.
The filling: 1- de puy lentils with dashes of balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. 2- cubed butternut squash (from frozen) with herbs and a touch of olive oil.
They are topped with cashew sour cream.

Bonus photo:
My vegetarian cookbook collection (started 10 years ago and going strong..)


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