December 22nd, 2004

lol i'm such a punk rawk hippie

Banana, Almond and Carob Biscotti (dog treats)

I made this last night and my dog loves 'em! (Then again, he will eat anything. ;))

Adapted from here.

5 C. whole wheat flour
1/4 cup almonds -- chopped
1/2 t. baking soda
1 Tbsp ground flaxseed + 3 Tbsp water, whisked together
1/4 C. vegetable oil
1 1/2 C. pureed banana
2 t. vanilla
Carob chips
Water

Preheat oven to 325°F.

Mix dry, then wet ingredients until lumpy. Add water, one teaspoon at a time as needed. Knead by hand on table until mixed thoroughly.

Form into logs approximately 2" - 2 1/2" high. Flatten so that log is 6" - 7" wide by 1" high.

Place on non-stick baking sheets. Bake approximately 30 - 40 minutes. Remove and cool for 10 minutes. Slice into 1/2" - 3/4" slices. Place on baking sheets and bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool.

x-posted to vegancooking & veganpets
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question

I just attempted to cook some french toast and failed miserably. It kept sticking to the pan regardless of what I tried....it might've been the nutritional yeast? Has anyone tried frying something with nutritional yeast in it? Mainly, the french toast recipe out of How It All Vegan?

Bizarre.

Thanks!

Connie
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What is your favorite vegetarian or vegan indian food cookbook? I really love indian food and I want a good cookbook I can make healthy recipes from. I love the indian restaurant down the street but not the grease.

vegan food pictures!

After a really long dry spell, I finally have pictures again! Some of them aren't that great, but whatever. I've got lunch at a Richmond, VA Thai restaurant, leftovers from an Indian restaurant, homemade vegan almond butter cookies (as opposed to the usual peanut butter), and a veggie stir-fry.

Deep-fried tofu goodness at Elephant Thai, with peanut dipping sauce.

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CAKE

what is the best, easiest, most chocolatey cake recipe that you've come across? i have a ton of recipes, but i'm curious as to which are your favorites, so i know if i'm wasting my time.

question

I'm new to vegan (but 120% excited about it) I bought How It All Vegan and Garden of Vegan and made some cookies from the books. Long story short: I used carob chips because my health food store did not have vegan chocolate chips. Well the two cookies I made with the carob chips (Maureen's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Chip Bars) taste - and I hate to say it because my family is SO against vegan - awful. BUT I made Mum's Sugar Cookies from Garden of Vegan and they're SOOO yummy. so I'm thinking its the chips? They just give it a funny almost bitter taste? I don't know I can't describe it. I have to cook with them again to make this Peanut Butter Pie I was going to make for x-mas, but I'm afraid to. The only other close place I thought might have vegan chocolate chips is Zagara's, but I'm not even sure about that. I was wondering if anyone had advice of something I could add/put on top of the cookies. Its probably too late to order chocolate chips off-line. *sigh* I just am so sad everything turned out badly. I also already have a grahmn cracker crust for my peanut butter pie and silken tofu, if anyone could reccomend an EASY EASY EASY recipe that they have tried and is edible by even non-vegans standards. I'm going to look in the memories but I'd feel better knowing someone else ate it. thanks for any help.

greenbean casserole

I was asked to make a greenbean casserole for xmas dinner at my families house I looked in the memories because someone posted about it at thanksgiving. I bought imagine creamy portobello mushroom soup for it but it's pretty thin. Should I add cornstarch to it. I don't want to puree mushrooms to thicken it because I want to leave some whole..so hopefully cornstarch will work.

Rice pudding

Hullo, everyone!
Well, for desert on Christmas day my Gransmother has planned plum pudding and custard for the family, but was freaking out because I don't eat it. She's fabulous with me being vegan, always accomodating me without any fuss, but the question of desert got her stumped. We looked over our menu and figured out that rice pudding and whatever sauce goes with that would fit well with the rest of our food, plus it gives even the meat-eaters a choice.
Does anyone have any good, reliable recipes for rice pudding and sauce? I've never made it before, and I hardly want it to flop on me on Christmas.
Thanks a lot, merry X-mas!

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Has anyone here had to cook meat? i am making ham for my boyfriends family on xmas. how the hell am i going to touch the meat?! lol. i havent touched meat in almost 9 years....any suggestions on how not to get grossed out?

Scrumptious Meal

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I just made the most yummiest meal ever, and i thought i would share with you guys!









I made these for dinner; they're yummy big tomatoes stuffed with brown rice, carrots, brocolli, and edamame. I put them in the oven for a few minutes, and then plopped em on the plate. Also, I put some soysauce on the plate as a garnish! My vegetarian but non-vegan family absolutely loved them, and it only took me about 10 minutes to make them!








Then for desert I made boatmeal crannut cookies (banana-oatmeal-cranberry-nut cookies) which was also a major hit!




I don't have a recipe for the tomatoes, since i made it up as i went along, but if anyone wants the cookie recipe, just leave a comment and I'll post it.



Happy upcoming vegan-ful christmas/hannuka/kwanza and new year!!
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Sugar Cookie Help

My mom brought home a Sugar Cookie Mix that someone gave her for Christmas and she said I should make them for when our family comes over. I LOVE sweets, so I want to make them vegan. The mix itself is vegan, but it calls for 1/2 cup (1 stick) melted butter, 1 egg, and 1 Tbsp of water.
I don't have any vegan margerine, any flax seeds, anything fancy at all. How might I make these taste like normal sugar cookies, but still make them vegan? Would applesauce work as an egg replacement here? Can I use any sort of oil instead of the butter, and at what quantity...I'm at a loss, so if there are any good vegan bakers out there, please help.
Thanks all
-Amy