September 23rd, 2004

grr alien thing

Bean and Cheese Casserole

I made this tonight and it was great. It's called Mum's Bean and Cheese Casserole.

From How It All Vegan.

5-6 small potatoes, sliced
1 tbsp prepared mustard
2 cups canned baked beans
1-2 tsp pepper
1-2 cups soy cheese

Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large pot of water, boil the sliced potatoes until they can be pierced easily with a fork. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together the mustard, beans, and pepper, and set aside. Drain the potatoes and place half of them onto a lightly oiled casserole dish. Add half of the bean mixture on top, then half of the cheese. Repeat. Cover and bake for 35-40 minutes.

Makes 2-4 servings., how do I store this mustard I went out and bought today? *is kitchen inept*

Winter smoothie!

The weather and my state of health being suitable for November, I just invented the following very tasty snack:

1 or 2 ripe bananas
30 ml cranberry cordial concentrate
half a pint of hot water
mulling spices (I used 3 cloves, 3 crushed cardamom pods, a small piece of cassia bark, a little ground ginger and 10 coriander seeds)

Infuse the spices in the water. Break up the banana in a bowl or your blender, and add cranberry. Strain in the water, and blend. Pour into a 568 ml* cup, add back the spices and cuddle and enjoy it :-)

* A bit of British humour here. I mean, 'large' :-)

Halloween Party Foods

Hi. I've been in this community for awhile now, but this is my first time posting.

I'm going to have a Halloween party this year, and my being vegan, I need to find some good Halloween-themed vegan party foods. Does anyone know of any good recipes?

*Note: I don't consume honey (I know some vegans do, so I just thought I'd mention that).

Vegan Mac and "Cheese"

I just made this recipe earlier tonight for my husband and I. I got it online (sorry, I didn't save the URL). It was pretty good, although a bit bland for our tastes - I suggest adding another spice of some sort to it.

Vegan Mac and "Cheese"

7 ounces of silken tofu
1/2 cup soymilk
1 - 2 tablespoon seasoned salt
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon garlic salt
2 teaspoons mustard powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
salt and pepper (add to your liking)

1 box of noodles of your choice

1. In a blender, combine all ingredients for sauce and blend on liquefy setting until creamy.
2. Pour contents into saucepan and simmer, stirring frequently while you cook the macaroni in seperate pot.
3. Drain macaroni.
4. Pour sauce over noodles and serve.

Cook time: Around 13 minutes (it seemed like less time to me, though)

Serves 2-3