October 12th, 2004

grade 10

Authentic Mexican Rice (with beans and corn)

I made this recipe from VegWeb for a non-thxgiving chili potluck. I added a can of corn and a can of black beans when adding ingredients to the toasted rice. I added more tomato with juice and less water for increased flavour. Once it was all done, I cubed a zucchini and added it, allowing the residual heat to warm it up on the walk to the potluck. It was excellent served with chili. I doubled the recipe and it fed about 9 people who took seconds.

How it All Vegan!

So, I decided to get "How it All Vegan!" Instead of "Accidentally Vegan" (it's easy to exhange things at Barnes and Noble). I know it's a very popular vegan cookbook, so I was wondering if any of you out there have some favorite recipes I should try? Personally, I'm looking forward to the chocolate bourbon pecan pie. Yum.
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small lemony cookies covered in powdered sugar?

when i was younger, i used to really like these lemon flavored cookies that were covered with powdered sugar. they were about 1.5 inch diameter, and they may have been 1 inch thick at the highest point. they weren't moist at all.. maybe even a little on the dry side. and they were a little bit sour, which went really well with the powdered sugar coating.

does anyone know what they were called? or have a recipe for them?
:-) thanks.
  • lutin

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Can I substitute some amount of vegetable oil for 2 tbsp butter?

I bought a cookie mix, and its ingredients checked out, but I forgot
to check its baking instructions.

Thanks : )
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little help?

so..this isnt quite about cooking, but i could use some suggestions. i have an assignment in an art for educators class, to create a kids book. i figured it would be fun to create a book for kids on how animals are here for loving, not eating, but i'm having a hard time turning facts into kids suited material, let alone into a book that would be fun to read. I dont know if i want to do it from a narration standpoint, with facts and things, from an animals view, or maybe just a story about a vegan/vegetarian family. any suggestions would be appreciated :)

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I've got a package of basil & garlic polenta in my cabinet.
I've never tried cooking polenta before, any suggestions?

I guess I ought to clarify, this is premade polenta and I'm looking for serving suggestions/toppings.
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sushi age fried bean curd?

so i was trying to buy some frozen fried tofu from an asian market and ended up getting something weird that was completely fried all the way through. it says 'sushi age fried bean curd' on the container, and that's about it besides the asian characters. does anyone know what this is or what i can do with it?

Happy millet casserole

Dinner tonight:

Preheat oven to 350 F. Saute 1/2 medium onion (diced) and 1 clove garlic (minced) in 2-3 Tbsp. Earth Balance or oil of choice. Add a cup or more of broccoli florets (I used frozen) and 1-2 carrots, cut into 1/4" slices. Season with 1/2 tsp. chili powder, veggie broth powder* equivalent to 2 cups broth, and nutritional yeast and salt to taste. Add 2 cups hot or boiling water along with 1 cup uncooked millet (or rice). Stir well, then transfer to a 2-quart casserole or large loaf pan. Cover and bake 30-40 minutes or until millet is done.

* If your broth is in liquid form skip this and just replace the water with broth. I used Seitenbacher broth powder, which has a really nice, hearty taste to it with the faintest hint of nutmeg.

This is warm and filling and cheap!