February 14th, 2005

best meal ever~!

no recipe, just as an idea because it rocked!
we wanted a jamaican meal, so I made curry rice with pigeon peas (the green ones, not the brown ones) and I bought the light life chikin seitan and some jerk seasoning and voila! it was soooooo good. even found some organic champagne cola at kroger

Greetings and salutations!

Hello all! I have just joined this fabulous community after watching it for some time and finding some very yummy suggestions (majorly helpful to a broke 17-year-old with carnivorous family members). I don't have any recipes to contribute right now, but I'm joining a vegetarian cooking class soon, and that should yield some yummy results!

Side note - I had "Soy Boy" Tofu-filled ravioli for dinner and they were simply delicious!
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Something to do with beans, corn and rice?

Hi! Remember the other day when I made burritos and filled them with beans, corn, and rice?

Well, the recipe said it would make 6 burritos....

8 burritos and two bowls of this stuff plain as a salad later, I still have a huge portion of this stuff.

What else can I do with it? Any suggestions for...

- a main dish that would be good with this? something that isn't another burrito?

- a way i can alter this stuff to turn it into something else?


edit: thanks for the suggestions! What ended up happening was that my mom ate a bowl of the stuff, and when I came home, there was just enough left for one final huge burrito.

So that's what I did.

Next time, though, it's becoming chili.

Convert Orange Bran Flax Muffins

Hola, kinda new, deffinitely clueless in the conversion arena from vegetarian to vegan. Could someone please tell me how to make the following recipe (Orange Bran Flax Muffins) vegan? I'm most concerned with whether or not I can replace buttermilk with soy - or if there's something different/better. Muchas gracias

1 1/2 cups oat bran
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 cup flax seed (may be ground-measure whole first, then grind)
1 cup natural bran
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 whole oranges, washed, quartered and seeded
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup canola oil
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda

Help fill my cake storage device!

The cake bunny dropped off this wonderful cake container on my bed this weekend and I am thinking about trying out a new cake. (I normally make the delecious chocolate cake that has vinegar in it, I'm sure you know the one.)

It will be 3 layers but what should those 3 layers be? 2 vanilla with 1 carrot or maybe oatmeal? coconut frosting?
There are so many options! Tell me your favorite.

stupid v-day cookies.

alright, alright.. someone give me their best recipe for those pathetic, cliché sugar cookie hearts with pink icing.....lol. thanks. ;) i have no reliable roll out sugar cookie recipe, and have never made vegan icing (cannot even imagine where to start here - soy milk and powdered sugar? help.)

b-day cakes

so one of my best friend's birthdays is thursday, my dad's birthday is friday. i don't have a whole lot of time (she's vegan, he's not but will eat vegan, and loved the vegan cake i made in january so) what do people think, should i make one cake and give them each half, make a double recipie at once and make 2 cakes, make one kind, or two, or make cupcakes and give some to each...?
(note: i have very few cake pans; a couple of very small ones in different shapes, so no layer cakes, and a bunt cake pan, in wich i made the delicious cake last month)

UnChicken Patty Squared!

Un-Chicken Patties Squared!
(adapted by me from Cooking With Peta)

1 lb. firm tofu, drained, pressed & crumbled
1/2 cup flour
4 tbsp. nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp. minced onion
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 tbsp. minced jalapeno pepper
(I realize you might not have all these offhand, but this is what I used. Also, use your discretion, as the amounts are not exact)
1/2 tbsp. ground black pepper
1/2 tbsp. cayenne red pepper
1/2 tbsp. chili powder
A bit of: lemon pepper, allspice, (pimento), salt, basil, oregano, cumin, coriander,, cilantro, turmeric

Mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. You really just have to suck it up and use your hands to get it all to properly combine. Once it is all one big mess (it will be slightly crumbly still), divide it into 5-6 equal portions, and form each portion into a ball. Flatten out the balls into burger-size patties (using a hamburger mold/press works really well. Coat each side of each pattie in flour. Fry in a pan with about a 1/4 inch of canola oil, for about 5 minutes on the first side at medium high heat, or until golden brown and crispy. Flip the patties, turn the heat down to medium, and fry for about 4 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.

Some ideas of what to use the patties for, is a UnChicken NotParmesean Sandwich on a bun (marinara sauce and melted soy cheese on top), or just throw it on a bun with lettuce and a tomato. They can be used for a number of things.

I don’t have any pictures, because they were so fucking delicious that I ate them all!

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