January 22nd, 2005

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anyone online right this minute?
will my lasagna come out crappy if i use medium firm tofu? ive never made lasagna before and i can't afford for it to come out really horrible lol.. i'd really like to make it tonight, so no freezing n thawing.


my friends and i are having a potluck this coming thursday and i want to make something vegan so my vegan friend can partake in the potluck fun
any ideas for a dish?

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my roomate accidentially bought grits instead of oats. she saw the quaker guy on the box and just assumed. sillyhead. :)

so now we are wondering, how can we fancy up our grits and make them amazing?
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Sauce-y ideas please?

Ok, I make these, but I need a good sauce/spread to replace the veganaise. They need something. But not something spicey, my boys won't eat anything too ha-cha-cha!

Garden Tofu Wraps

6-8 Vegan spinach tortillas/wraps
1 lb. of tofu
2 T of orange or apple juice
2 T of braggs or soy sauce
3/4 cup of nutritional yeast
1 whole tomato - diced
1 whole cucumber - diced
Lettuce and/or fresh spinach

Press and drain the tofu thoroughly. Cut into 8 strips and then cut each strip into 8 "nuggets".

Mix the oj, braggs & nut yeast. Stir in the tofu til evenly coated. Bake on a greased cookie sheet for 15 minutes or until "dry" looking.

Spread each wrap with veganaise. Spoon on equal amounts of cucumber, tomato and a handful of greens.

Divide baked tofu evenly between wraps. Roll up and enjoy!
lil weak baby

Choc. and PB...

So, I hiked (took a bus) over to buy an RF adapter for my NES and didn't realize how cold it was, so I stopped in at the nearest $1 store to buy a long-sleeve shirt and lo! and behold! on the candy aisle I not only found vegan chocolate chips, but also peanut butter bits. I just love checking out all the really cheap food at such places, the companies that manufacture these products have it down, none of those unnecessary animal products that most all the usual junk-food companies have to throw in...somewhere...

So, here's the come down:

I am a college student with no stove-top or oven access and I don't really want to just eat these as candy for the next few years. Any microwave-friendly suggestions or recipes out there for my chocolate chips and/or peanut butter bits?
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Animal genes found in Chinese veggie food products

I've bought Asian vegan products before, so I was appalled to read that most are not vegan after all.

Animal DNA has been detected in 78 percent of meat substitutes in the Chinese retail market, the Consumer Council said, and that genetically modified soy protein is also present in many products.

Needless to say, I'll be avoiding packaged foods from Asia until more stringent quality controls are in place.
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