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Chickpea Cutlets and Potato Muffins

This was created to be a fairly simple comfort-food meal, and it filled that role nicely. I’ve made the chickpea cutlets from Veganomicon before (pre-blog) but they came out a bit different this time. I think I used a bit less vital wheat gluten than usual, and fried them a little longer than before, so [...]

Yuca-less, Jamaican Yuca Shepard Pie

I decided to make the yuca shepard’s Pie from V’con, only to discover that there was definitely no yuca to be found anywhere in the vicinity. I decided to use additional sweet potatoes instead of the yuca, and to replace the Scotch Bonnet peppers (which I couldn’t find either) I minced up a habenero and [...]

Fajitas and Samosa Stuffed Baked Potatoes

I got some small tortillas when we last went shopping, and had been yearning for something Mexican inspired. Enter fajitas…(I have no clue what the difference between soft tacos and fajitas really is, but who cares.) Fajitas sound cooler. The “meat” for these were my remaining sausages, sliced on an angle and fried up until [...]

BBQ Seitan-Coleslaw Sandwiches and Sweet n’Sour Mung Beans

This meal was ok. I’m warning you in advance that it wasn’t stellar…what can I say? Having cooked it, I’d like it to be stellar, but I can’t lie to you, it was just ok. Not being in the mood to do any heavy-duty cooking, I decided to use up my remaining seitan cutlets in [...]

Potato Salad and Seitan Cutlets with Chili Chocolate Mole

Considering I totally made it up as I went, this potato salad is really good. In fact I’ll probably make it the same way again and again in the future. It started off with chunked, boiled potatoes, and acquired whatever I had in the fridge along its journey. Ingredients 2 lbs yukon gold potatoes, washed [...]

Mango-Quinoa Salad and Portabella Burgers

It’s been really hot and humid the last couple days…so we lugged the grill back out onto the porch (according to building rules we don’t have one, so SHHH!) and made it a little hotter. Earlier in the day, I’d marinated a couple portabella caps in a mixture of balsamic vinegar, olive oil,cooking sherry, and [...]

Curried Udon Noodle Stir fry

It’s been a pretty busy weekend, what with fireworks, our monthly pizza night, etc…so I haven’t done much cooking. Last night the guys were ordering Chinese, so I decided to make some of my own, using the recipe for curried udon noodles from V’con. I was very into the sauce, although I’d probably double it [...]

Potato-Mushroom Blintzes

I wanted to make something fancy for breakfast today…and while these may not really look the part, they tasted awful good, so we’ll chalk this one down as a success. I made the potato-mushroom blintzes from V’con, using their “savory” crepe recipe, and putting in some Orange zest. I balked a little at the 1.5 [...]

“half” Vegan quiche

I know there’s no such thing as “half vegan”. Either a dish is Vegan or it isn’t…but with quiche I’m taking it slow. We’re talking about a dish that’s normally got three different dairy product, cheese, milk, and eggs. If I make a tofu cake in crust, that could very well be a good dish, [...]

Soul Soup in the Summer!!!

Yes…it’s summer, and yes, I realize that’s not “warm the heart” soup season. I’m about 4 months late…either that, or I’m getting ready for next winter several months early. However, yesterday wasn’t overly hot by the time the sun set, and in checking out the pantry, I discovered I had all the ingredients for the [...]