March 24th, 2005

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For my friend's bday I'm looking to make jello shots. Vegan, obviously. I've found Emes vegan gelatin--any one know how well this works for jello shots? Also, before I was vegan my friend and I tried to make spiked jello. We used 1 cup of water and 1 cup of vodka. It didn't set up at all. Could it be because we kept it all in one bowl--does it set up better if you separate it into those little tiny cups? Well, any help is much appreciated. : )

P.S. Is the recipe right, or different for vegan gelatin (1 cup water, 1 cup vodka/other liquor)? Sorry about all the questions!

Raw zucchini salad

This was my dinner last night:

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The pic really does not do it justice because this was really good and really easy to make!

2 medium zucchinis, diced
1 medium tomato, diced
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Olive Oil
Balsamic vinegar
Bragg's Liquid Aminos (optional)

Mix the olive oil, balsamic vinegar and liquid aminos, drizzle over the vegetables. Cover, place in fridge to marinate for at least an hour.
Sooo yummy!

creamy mushrooms with toast

First off: Happy Planet "man goes blueberry" is SO GOOD. yum.

Next: this recipe is originally from "vegan: over 90 mouthwatering recipes for all occasions" by Tony Weston and Yvonne Bishop.. which looks really great, I'm trying a bunch more recipes from it today and tomorrow. :)

I'd recommend using more yogurt (or cream or whatever) and less soy sauce.

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Both my mom and I found it quite good, but a little too soy saucey. I added probably 2-3 Tbsp more yogurt because it wasn't creamy enough for me. I think adding a few spices (dill maybe) would make this an even better dish. I couldn't make star toast, but it was still good.

blueberry pie

hi, i'm looking for a tried and true blueberry pie filling. i checked the archives and all i came up with were recipes for cooked berry pies that are then chilled, not baked. the results i found on vegweb were the same type of chilled pie. maybe i missed something... but if anyone has a great recipe on hand, i would be eternally grateful for it. i've mastered the sweet pie crust, but my fillings are always lacking (espescially when i have to use frozen fruit), so i'd appreciate any little tips as well. thanks!

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so here is my vegan parm recipe (thanks for all the advice, everybody!)

1 small organic eggplant sliced super thin (it should flop over if you hold it)
homemade tomato sauce of yr choice (or if you want...storebought)
about one half package of the bridge brand tofu (www.bridgetofu.com i prefer this because it has a very distinct taste and the texture is perfect..but if you can't find it use yr own brand)
dried basil
olive oil
flour
unsweetened soy milk
salt
olive oil
either yr favourite vegan cheese sauce (i'll provide mine) or half a brick of follow your heart mozzarella flavour


my favourite cheese sauce recipe:
1 cup water
1/4 cup BREWER'S yeast
1 lemon juiced
1 clove garlic
3 T quick oats
2 T cornstarch
1/8 t dry mustard
3 T tahini
1.5 T onion powder

blend and heat over medium stirring until thick



ok
1. preheat oven to 475
2. slice the eggplant really thin and lightly salt. let sit for about thirty minutes and then rinse it clean. coat each slice in flour, then dip in soy milk, then in breacrumbs. fry until crispy and brown on either side
3. place fried slices on paper towels to remove some oil
4. layer out some slices on a cookie tray. top each with a little tomato sauce, some of yr ricotta, and some cheese. then place another slice on top and repeat. i used three layers of eggplant and three layers of sauce + cheese
5. bake in the oven until either the follow your heart melts or the cheese sauce browns a bit (depending on which you use)
6. serve!


EDIT!: i forgot the recipe for the ricotta!
crumble the tofu and mix it with dried basil, salt, and olive oil
boink!
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WANTED: CHEAP AND EASY MEAL IDEAS

Hello all!
I am hoping to go grocery shopping this evening and I am working with a very limited budget for this trip.  I need some fabulous tips and ideas for what to buy and what recipes to use that would give me not only fast and cheap meals, but also meals that are healthy and well balanced.
ALL IDEAS ARE APPRECIATED!!!

THANK YOU!!

A disaster, and a nice pudding to make up for it

First, the disaster. Rather graphic description, may put you off food.

I thought I'd make a risotto. I thought I'd bung some seaweed in it, because I quite like seaweed. Wrong. After only a short amount of cooking it looked like someone had taken an elderly grey PE vest and shredded it. I added some peas in the hope of improving the matter. Now it looked like a PE vest someone had been sick over. I ate some of it at this stage, mainly holding my breath. However, amounts had been planned for leftovers. 'Aha!' I thought, 'Tomatoes and garlic! The number one culinary fallback!'. Thus this morning I bunged the leftover risotto in a box with half a tin of chopped tomatoes and a bit of garlic. Lunchtime came, and I opened the box. It looked like someone had been brutally murdered in an elderly grey PE vest, which had then been shredded and thrown up over. Gamely, I microwaved it and tried to eat it. Yeuch. And I mean, yeuch. I accepted an NHS cheese sandwich that had been leftover from a meeting instead of it. If you have any idea of NHS catering, to prefer a dried-up sandwich containing radioactively luminous cheese to a risotto... yes, it was that bad.

I came home and went 'real food!' so had nice pasta, and made myself grown-up rice crispy cakes

Take saucepan. Add a swirl of oil, a good dobbet of maple syrup, and some Green & Blacks's 70% cocoa chocolate. Melt over a low heat. Mix chopped brazils and puffed rice into the mixture, spoon out into a foil lined dish and chill in the fridge. Turn out and cut into squares. Very nice indeed.

(sorry for the mention of cheese in this post, but really needed it as a comparator to how awful the risotto was!)

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Hey everyone. I'm writing a vegan fitness zine. It's going to be based on vegans who work out, or are into general fitness. I need your help! I need articles, pictures, recipies, workout routines, or other info for vegans who work out! If you want to help out, email me @ ssleckman@gmail.com

Sorry for the crossposting