November 21st, 2004


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does anyone have any good recipes for seitan?

i'm making some from wheat flour- but what should i do with it?

i'm making it for thanksgiving btw. so i'm looking for more of a roast. or seitan steaks recipe...

gravy too!

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Hello i'm a new kid, i live in England, but in January i'll be moving to Indianapolis for a bit. What do all you vegan Americans think is good to eat?

Also I haven't got a recipe as such, but recently i've been cooking a delicious soup, with garlic, onions and celery, which you fry up, then you add a tin of Tomatoes, some veg stock and whatever herbs you want, you simmer that for about a half hour, then you add pasta, orange lentils sauce. I stole it from a book but the good thing about it is you can play about with it, anyway i'm sure you all make similar things, but i think the soy sauce really makes it.
Roly Poly

Soybean pudding

I have fallen in love with Soybean pudding. It's these little packets of sweetened soybean powder that you mix with hot water to make a delicious custardy treat. I found mine at my local Asian mega-store for just $1.89 for 8 packets. I'm enjoying it at home, but it would make great travel food.

Note--if you get it, the directions only partly work. Very hot tap water won't cut it. You need it to be at least simmering. Also, it needs to sit at least 15 (ideally more like 20-25) minutes before it's properly set, though it's tasty before then, too.

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i am going to make some sort of nuts and bolts mix that my grandma makes every year. my mom told me we need worcestershire sauce but i looked at the ingredients and it has anchovies (ewww). i was wondering if anyone had a recipe to make a vegan substitute for worcestershire sauce.

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easiest, yummiest hot chocolate (from native foods restaurant cookbook)

2 tbsp cocoa powder (or carob)
1 tbsp sugar or maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 pinches sea salt
2 cups soy milk

mix together cocoa, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and sea salt. whisk in the soy milk and heat over medium heat until almost boiling.

Base Soup

Last night, I made this soup with what was in my fridge at the time:

1 head of fancy cabbage
some leftover bitter greens (type??)
3 carrots
1 large sweet vidalia onion
3 Stalks of celery
2 Tblsp pre-diced garlic
1 c. carrot juice (not very good on its own)
Better than Bullion (vegan bullion) (put it in to taste)
1 can Diced Tomatos
garlic, basil, 3 bay leaves, paprika

I chopped the cabbage and greens into managable pieces and then braised them in the carrot juice and about 2 c. of broth (from the bullion) until they were quite tender. I cooked the onion, celery carrots, and garlic in a skillet with just a bit of Pam until the onions were clear and the carrots were just getting tender.

Those went into the pot with the can of tomatos and more water and bullion. Then I spiced it to my taste.

I ended up with about 10 cups of soup.

It's pretty good on it's own merits, but I think it makes a great basic veggie only base for additions. Tonite, I'm planning on eating it with about 1/2 cup cooked barley to cup of that. I also wanted to try adding boca crumbles and rice, but that will probably be a few days down the road.
good vs. evil by fido_the_dog

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Okay, so I've been seeing so many requests for vegan holiday recipes that I went and looked up websites that contain vegan holiday recipes for everyone. Hopefully everyone will be able to find what they are looking for on these sites! :) (crossposted like crazy)

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first meal

ok, here's a fun question for everyone:

i have just become vegan since i've been at college, and i love baking/cooking, but haven't been able to that much here.
So... i am going home in less than a month and i can't wait to bake up a bunch of vegan goodies for my parents.
my question is: what would be a fun/yummy "first meal" to make when i get home?
i have the How It All Vegan cookbook, so perhaps something from there?
i would like to have a dessert to go along with it, too.



ok kids, tell me what i'm having for dinner tonight.
i have some firm tofu and lots of veggies that are just dying to be made into something delicious.

any ideas?
  • ibnelf

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has anyone tried the apple pie in how it all vegan? i want to make one for thanksgiving...

and the pumpkin pie thats in there too? i have a tofu pumpkin pie recipe that seems like it would have a better pumpkin pie consistency...

any suggestions are much appreciated!

two treats

so, i made the most delicious, simple cookies tonight.

1 1/2 cup of flour
1/2 cuo sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
(mix together)
1/2 cup oil
1 TSP vanilla
1 TSP maple syrup
1/4 c. tofu
(mix together)
add wet to dry, form a big ball (if it is too dry, add a little water)
form small balls, put on cookie sheet, flatten.
sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees.


Also, i was looking at the back of my roommate's box of honey grahams and saw a yummy sounding recipe for Bread Pudding. and i thought it could easily be veganized.

3 cups soy milk
1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Chocolate pudding mix
9 whole Honey Grahams (i know Murray makes some that are vegan)
1 cup vegan marshmallows (optional)
2 squares BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, chopped

PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Pour milk into large bowl. Add pudding mix. Beat with wire whisk 2 minutes.
SPREAD graham pieces in lightly greased 9-inch square baking dish. Pour pudding mixture over grahams.
BAKE 20 minutes. Sprinkle evenly with marshmallows and chocolate chunks. Bake an additional 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.