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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 [...]

Mock Duck Stirfry over Green Tea Soba

Whenever a recipe features something like “mock duck”, you know I’ve been to the Asian Market, and that’s exactly where I was yesterday, leading to this dish.  I know stir-frys are pretty standard, but this one was among the more delicious, so I decided to post it anyway. Loot acquired at the Asian Market yesterday [...]

Asparagus Crepes and Moroccan Apricot Seitan

I went back to Vegan Dad’s cookbook to try the asparagus crepes I’ve been eyeing for awhile.  I used his dinner crepe recipe as well, eliminating the sugar since I simply wasn’t sure why it was included.  The crepes didn’t taste like they were missing anything, so I stand by my decision.  This may be [...]

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 [...]

BBQ Seitan and Spicy “Tuna” Sushi. Plus a really cool dish made with the extras

First off, I need to give credit to an awesome condiment. I finally made the spicy sushi (or suSI as Bobby Flay would say) sauce from Just The Food and it’s great. I even put it in a squeeze bottle so I could drizzle fun patterns over the sushi. There were a few different rolls [...]

Mexican Night!

I actually don’t think I’ve had a hard taco shell since high school…early high school, so I was pretty excited when we decided to do Mexican Night. We got a package of tortillas, and another of the hard taco shell, and set up a Mexican Food assembly line. Personally, I went for a taco and [...]

Pepper Bake and Pad Thai

The pepper bake is actually a thicker version of a flatbread, and is VERY good. The recipe came from Madhur Jaffrey’s World Vegetarian and was real easy to make. There’s no yeast involved, as I’m sure you can tell from the picture, although it does require you to cover and leave it alone for an [...]

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 [...]

Braised Seitan with Brussels, Kale, and Sundried tomatoes

This smelled REALLY good. It looked delicious. The ingredient list was an all-star line-up. I was SURE I’d love it before I’d even begun to make it. It was just ok. It still smelled great on the plate, but the flavors weren’t quite as complex as they seemed. In addition to that, something is giving [...]

Pea Soup and Jamaican Jerk Seitan

First off…I have to give credit to Jamie Oliver, he redeemed himself with this one. The only change required to make this soup vegan was replacing the chicken broth with vegetable…or in this case “not chik’n broth”. You can’t see it in the picture, but this is chock full of fresh peas, undoubtedly the best [...]