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Ginger Beef and a Sweepstakes Winner!

Since I had (and still have) all that “beef” seitan from Cinco De Mayo, I figured it would be a good time to try a classic dish like ginger “beef” that I wouldn’t normally make, and it did come out pretty well.  I used this ginger beef recipe replacing the beef with thinly sliced squares [...]

What I ate for Cinco De Mayo

First off, have you entered the giveaway yet?  Even if you don’t want to make creme brulee, who doesn’t want a culinary torch?  Trust me…that thing is just plain fun…think Veggie French Onion Soup…Scroll down two entries and leave a comment for your chance! Now back to Cinco De Mayo, where I skipped the Margaritas [...]

Tempura Fried Seitan and Maple Baked Carrots

So you know when you start out intending to do one thing, and you run into one issue, followed by another…and end up with something completely different from what you had intended, but probably better anyway?  That’s basically what happened here, with what was supposed to be beer battered Seitan (think the same consistency as [...]

Pomegranite Tofu, Black Bean Burgers and Cretan Stew

The Black Bean burger from V’con is an old favorite of mine that I hadn’t done in awhile, and when I was poking around in the pantry the other day and saw a few cans of black beans, I knew what I had to do.  My favorite part of these is actually how well they [...]

Fatoosh Salad and Veggie Ragu

Apparently in Lebanon, what I know as Israeli salad, is called Fatoosh.  The only real difference as far as I can tell, is that there’s Sumac in the dressing instead of zataar.  I used both in this, because frankly, when it comes to the spice of life, it’s the more the merrier. I used a [...]

Chili Mole Sin Carne and Cauliflower with Three seed sauce over Indian Rice

It’d been awhile since I cracked the pages of Vegan with a Vengeance, so I decided to try a couple of meals I’d missed this week.  The first was the chili mole sin carne: I decided to skip all the cooking instructions for this and instead threw all the ingredients in the crockpot for 5 [...]

Seitan Lo Mein

Since I don’t use msg in my cooking (although I had a roommate at one point who did…she left a shaker of the stuff out on the counter at all times) the Chinese food I made never tastes exactly like takeout, but it gets pretty darn close.  I’ve done lo mein before (it’s a favorite [...]

Spinach Pesto Pasta

If there was a gameshow where you had to speed-cook, I’d win.  And I’d make this, because I’ve got it down.  This meal came together in exactly 15 minutes from start to finish, and unlike on food network, I didn’t have any water pre-boiled or pots pre-heated.  Contrary to the picture (no time to white [...]

Green Beans with Shitakes and Orange Seitan

I used the Brand Name Chinese Cookbook again last night, with mixed results.  The green bean and shitake recipe which I followed to a T was pretty good, if not entirely mind-blowing.  Since I’ve been doing chinese food lately I’ve also been using a lot of cornstarch, which I’m not too keen on, but that’ll [...]

Apricot-Seitan Potstickers

This was originally a recipe from my brand name chinese cookbook, that I messed with a bit to veganize it.  Using wonton wrappers for things always seems like a great idea until I realize (again) just how fat my fingers are, although I did better this time then normal.  I’ll admit they also got significantly [...]