January 31st, 2004

a little moderatorly post.

hey guys.... i had just went through and refined the memories section, and made it much easier to find certain things for example, the milk and sweetener substitutes were all over the place, and even i, who had named the categories, was having difficulty finding (they are all under the heading "substitutes" now.) i hope you use it, and enjoy it, for redskiedmorning, weizenwind, vgnwtch and i had worked hard to give you the memories section.

now for some simple community rules to make things easier for the rest of us... especially me :-) since i am the one filing away all the brand-new posts
  1. when making a post, can you please make the subject indicate which recipe you are posting or searching for, so that when anyone goes to search, as in month-by-month that it just doesn't say (no subject)

  2. also, when using LJ cuts, can you please restate the recipe's name directly after the lj cut so when people look at your recipe later-on, it doesn't look like this seemingly without any names? also, if you remember recently posting something that ended up looking like the recipes had no names, for the ease of other members, could you go back and edit your recipe to have the recipe name inside the post? (i don't have the ability to edit other peoples' posts, or i would.)

thank you guys, and this is an awesome community. if there is anything that you think would make it better, please let me know.


::edit:: what do you think about the community's icon? an organic apple sticker does say "vegan food"... but not neccesarily vegan cooking. if anyone has any suggestions, let me know.
  • jmirko

In search of the One True Curry

A Decent Curry

a couple Tbsp oil
four or five cloves garlic, crushed and chopped
curry powder
ground cayenne
ground coriander
ground black pepper
coconut milk
vegetable broth
two nice big carrots, cubed
two Yukon Gold potatoes, cubed
seitan, cubed
about 12 or 14 basil leaves
about one Tbsp soy sauce
about two Tbsp sucanat

Heat oil fairly hot. Briefly fry garlic. Add coriander, cayenne, black pepper, curry, fry briefly. Add coconut milk and all the vegetables and seitan, mix up. Add vegetable broth and everything else. (I added a bit of water too, to get all the ingredients covered.) Bring to a boil, then simmer until potatoes are done. I ate it over long-grain brown rice. It would be much "stronger" if another can of coconut milk were used instead of vegetable broth, but no one needs that much saturated fat.

Prep time: about 25 minutes
Cook time: about 20 minutes
Serves: many.

(no subject)

i have a box of 'chicken style wheat meat' that's been sitting in my freezer for awhile now. i don't have many other ingredients around my apartment, nor any money to buy new ingredients. but can anyone suggest an easy way to prepare it that tastes reasonably good? thanks.