February 1st, 2004

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Excellent Collard Green Recipe

If you have never cooked collard greens before, I highly recommend this recipe. I used a pound of fresh collard greens and hickory bits (from the Vegan Vittles cookbook) with this recipe, and it was SO GOOD. I haven't had collard greens since my grandmother used to make them for me when I was growing up...of course, she always added a ton of bacon (ah, Southern cooking!).

Easy Cheese Sauce

This is a really simple cheese sauce that I make, although I don't remember where I got the recipe from. I like it because it doesn't contain any soy products (in other words, things that I might easily run out of).

4 tbsp. vegetable oil
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
2 tsp. garlic powder
2-3 tbsp. soy sauce (I use liquid aminos instead)
2 cups (LESS!) boiling water or vegetable broth

I'm pretty loose on how I mix this together; it's hard to mess this recipe up. Technically, you should first mix the flour and the oil over a medium heat, then add half of the water. Mix in the nutritional yeast. Add the remaining ingrediants (plus remaining water) and bring to a boil. Remove from heat.

The reason I say less by the water is that 2 cups is on the thinner side for a sauce. You can actually add as little as one cup water, depending on your tastes. It should be noted, though, that the sauce thickens when it cools. Also, the garlic powder isn't 100% necessary to the recipe.


Vegan Apple Juice

Hi there

Would anyone here know weather 'Tesco' apple juice is vegan or not, as I have heard of companies putting clearing agents into juices, such as apple juice. If anyone has any info, it would be great.


ran out of applesauce, can't sub with oil!

i'm thinking, can i use silken tofu instead? i have no idea. here is my dilemma:

i started to make brownies and realized i have no applesauce. it calls for a cup, and there is already enough margarine in there that i dont want to just switch it out with oil. what can i do to save my half-mixed brownies? this is the recipe (not too healthy, haha):

* 3/4 cup soy margarine
* 2 cup turbinado sugar
* 1 1/2 cup flour
* 1/2 cup cocoa powder
* 1/2 tsp baking powder
* 1/4 tsp salt
* 1 cup applesauce
* 2 tsp vanilla
* 12 oz bag (2 cups) of dairy free chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350. Mix all of the ingredients, putting aside 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. Spread into oiled 9x13 pan. Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips over the top. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until knife comes out clean.


my roomates have become smoothie junkies, but we usually just have fruit smoothies. does anyone know which veggies combine well to make yummy *healthy* smoothies? thanks!
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Vegan Ice Cream

Who doesn't love Soy Delicious? I am so happy that they came out with Pistachio Almond flavor? Amidst their other brilliant and tasty ice creams, like my favorite Cherry Nirvana!! And Pecan Praline, mmmm.
So what's your favorite brand of vegan ice cream? Favorite Flavors?