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Sesame Seitan Kebobs

I don’t have any scallions, so it makes perfect sense that I decided on a “sesame beef and scallion kabob” recipe for dinner.  The original recipe is from the Food Network, but I found it over at Vegan Appetite and made mine based on that.  I chopped up some of the stems from my spring [...]

Snappy Snap Pea Salad and Penne Broccoli with Red Pepper Sauce

Both recipes tonight came from  Vegetarian Planet and fared pretty well.   Snappy Snap Pea salad just sounded fun, and  it called for some of my recently acquired Sumac which I was pretty hyped up about.  This was cool and tasty, but a bit too tart for my taste, mostly because of the Sumac if I [...]

Mushroom-Seitan Lasagna Rolls

I was totally picturing this with a white sauce on top…and then I realized that I don’t love white sauce, and we didn’t have any soymilk anyway.  Red sauce it was. Admittedly this doesn’t look nearly as exciting as it truely is…I wish I could’ve taken the picture with xray technology.  The filling was a [...]

Honey Ginger Tofu

This was a recipe from Rachael Ray’s $40 A Day cookbook, and it just didn’t work. It’s entirely possible that this was my fault. I replaced the chicken with tofu, and didn’t squeeze it out beforehand, so it didn’t crisp up as much as I wanted it to. I also replaced the cornstarch with arrowroot [...]

Kimchee, Potato-Edamame Samosas with Coconut Mint Chutney, and Lo Mein

I’d been wanting to try out the Quick Kimchee from Vegetarian Planet for awhile now, and I finally got around to it this week. Granted, it’s been awhile since I’ve had real kimchee, but I’m pretty sure this tasted nothing like the real thing. Or looked anything like the real thing… This actually reminded me [...]

Javanese-ish Noodles

Originally, I was trying to make the recipe for Javanese Noodles from Madhur Jaffrey’s World Vegetarian. I’m not entirely sure what her dish was supposed to look and taste like, because apparently it was written above a BA reading level, and I got totally confused and lost at some point. Since I’d already had to [...]

No-Rise Bread

Even a non-baker like me couldn’t screw this up. (too bad; the bottom did burn a bit) This bread was deliciously crusty on the outside and luxuriously soft on the inside. It was great for sopping up all the sauce from the vegan baked ziti that was sadly gobbled up too fast for a picture. [...]

REALLY GROSS Pasta Salad and Portabella Burgers

I knew as I was making this that it would be gross. The ingredients were just plain weird, but I kept at it anyway, pulling things out of the fridge and combining them, more out of sheer boredom than anything else. I was right, this was gross, and I won’t even bother sharing what I [...]

Seitan over Rice Noodles with Emeril’s Asian BBQ Sauce and Sweet N’ Sour Brussel Sprouts

Tonight’s dinner was wholly inspired by the remaining contents of my kitchen the day before grocery shopping…and the food network website. In honor of the newly returned year of the ox (my chinese zodiac!) I decided I wanted to do something with an Asian flair. I saw Emeril’s recipe for Asian Spicy Barbecue Chicken, and [...]

Wild Mushroom Ragu

Mario Batali strikes again, and he strikes vegan!!! I was actually supposed to make fresh egg=based pasta dough for this, but I used an eggless boxed variety because I was feeling lazy, so I didn’t have to worry about that. Mario recommended some grated parm on top,but I think it would’ve ruined it, the flavors [...]