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After yet another long hiatus, I return…with a recipe!

Posted in Cakes and Cupcakes, Dessert, Dinner, Faux Meat, La Dolce Vegan, PPK, Recipe, Sandwich, Tofu, Uncategorized, Vegan Brunch, Vegan Dad, Veganomicon on May 28, 2010 by Danni

Hey guys, sorry it took me such a long time to post again. I was in an uncomfortable spot mentally with food. I couldn’t get myself to post anything…blogging was making me feel obligated to cook and bake when I didn’t want to, and being around food was making me feel rather uncomfortable. Fear not, that feeling has gone far, far away! I am doing my better with eating and whatnot and have been enjoying cooking more and more. For any of you out there like me who are afraid to eat, this is what worked for me: cook. Just do it. And cook what you like. Although you may not eat what you cook immediately, eventually you will feel like you’re missing out on NOT eating it and will try a little bit. And enjoy it. Seriously. That’s how I am at least (I came to that little realization after making the carrot bisque from VWAV). So enough of that…I obviously cannot list EVERYTHING that I’ve made within the past months, muchless days or weeks…but I can at least share the pics of the meal that I made for my mum’s b-day two days ago:

Black Beans with Chipotle with Adobo Sauce and Broccoli Polenta from Veganomicon

This was amazing (yes folks, I ate it! And man do I love spicy food.). I made everything as directed, except with the polenta, I ended up making kale polenta because I found that my broccoli went all moldy on me (sob).

Kale Polenta

Lower Fat Deep Chocolate Bundt Cake from Veganomicon

 And here’s the cake! Man was this rich and moist. One of the better vegan cakes that I have made. And I didn’t even have to make it low fat myself!! Woo hoo! I also used the Quick Melty Ganache from Vegan Cupcakes. Yum.

Ahh, I may as well share a fun vegan story. There once was a nasty meat eating man who killed squirrels (not kidding). He hated vegan food. One day, his rad-tastic vegan daughter made dinner for her family. That dinner included the amazing sausages (chorizo to be exact…) from VB. He at it, never knew it was vegan, and went on to be as miserable as ever. Minus the fact that he loved the dinner. He wasn’t miserable then…just to clear it up. So, the recipe I made was from Vegan Dad’s blog…the Penne with Seitan Sausage in Tomato Sauce. It was really good. I may just make that sauce recipe a regular for me…and the seitan sausage. I’ve been on a seitan making kick lately, honestly. I’m not so scared of it anymore. I’ve made those, the chicken seitan from LDV…and a bunch more. Next I’m gonna try my hand at seitan o’ greatness. I do prefer the steaming method to boiling.

And now the recipe that I promised!  This is a recipe for a totally liberal spicy (or not…) tofu and/or veggie wrap. I mean liberal. This wrap as as liberal as a tea party member is conservative and freaky:

The Liberal Wrap

Serves: 1

  • 1 large cabbage leaf (or any other veggie leaf. Or a tortilla. Or a flatbread. Or a savoury crepe. Whatev)
  • 1/2 C pressed firm tofu, cubed (or however many steamed veggies you want. Or both)
  • Spices to taste: I recommmend garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cayanne pepper, salt, but use whatever you want
  • Hot sauce to your liking (added to the pan of tofu/veggies and spices)
  • 1/8 C ketchup, plus hot sauce to taste: Or if you don’t want it spicy at all, use a cheese sauce, or thai peanut sauce, or bbq sauce…anything to your liking. Just arrange your spice choices accordingly.

Mix up your sauce of choice.

In a nicely sized skillet over medium heat, saute your tofu (if using veggies, add about 1/2-3/4 C water to steam). Allow to brown (or until water evaporates.). Add spices, and then hot sauce (if using). Remove from heat and add veggies or tofu to your sauce and toss to coat. Place this all in your leaf of choice and enjoy!

Told you it was liberal. It’s more of a basic template than a recipe…but who cares. It’s good.

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More portobello lovin’.

Posted in Blog Recipe Cooking Challenge, Bread, Dinner, Mushrooms, Vegan Dad on November 20, 2009 by Danni

I guess that you could say that I’m a little obsessed with portobello mushrooms right now. They’re just so bloody good. So for supper tonight I decided to make Vegan Dad’s Fettuccine with Maple Balsamic Portobello Mushrooms. De. Lish. Oh yeah. And I decided to make a loaf of Irish Soda Bread to go with. It tastes really good with raspberry jam on it 🙂 And yeah yeah yeah…the picture looks fugly, but it tastes great.

 

Now I’m really trying to think about Thanksgiving. There is going to be hardly anything vegan friendly there. At all. I mean…the only veg-friendly things will be the squash puree, applesauce, and tossed salad. How boring. There are a few things that I know I’m going to bring…steamed broccoli, steamed asparagus, mashed cauliflower, and fat-free vegan’s Impossible Pumpkin Pie…but what else? I want at least one nice vegan side. My family HATES health food, and is totally opposed to anything vegan at all. Should I just makes something “normal” like roasted root veggies, or show I blow their mind by making like…seitan or something? Oh so conflicting…

Chocolate fixes everything.

Posted in Blog Recipe Cooking Challenge, Cakes and Cupcakes, Dessert, Vegan Dad on November 18, 2009 by Danni

You know that bad mood I was in before? Remember my doubts? Yeah. That’s all gone. Holy chocolate Batman! That pudding cake is AMAZING! I just cut a piece…and wow. Chocolate EXPLOSION. You must try it people. Vegan Dad…THANK YOU for this recipe!!!

 

Heaven.

Seriously…the cookie is delicious…and the pudding on the bottom just explodes out. Wow. Makes any day great 😀