April 1st, 2005

silly me

i saw a canister of what i (mistakenly) thought to be nutritional yeast.. brewer's yeast (but in my defense, i'm a newbie, and it does also say nutritional yeast on the label), and i snatched it up. so now, i'm stuck with a container of the stuff and have absolutely no idea what to do with it. any suggestions?

The Cook's Thesaurus website

I thought some of you might find this website helpful (if the link hasn't been posted before).


The description on the website (I could write my own, but, you know, I'm lazy):

The Cook's Thesaurus is a cooking encyclopedia that covers thousands of ingredients and kitchen tools. Entries include pictures, descriptions, synonyms, pronunciations, and suggested substitutions.

Personally, I like to call it the "guaranteed to save your a$$ in the nick of time website". Because it has done just that for me, on more than one occasion. :)


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I made the most yummy discovery the other day whilst shopping for mustard at Whole Foods.

miso mayo! Yumm. Check it out. www.misomayo.com

I put some on my smartdog, and I dipped my tater tots in it. :-)

Baked apple hempseed cookies.

I combined two recipes I found online, then made up whatever rest as I went along. So if you know of any ideas for how to improve them, please let me know!

You will need:
-1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
-1/2 teaspoon of salt
-1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
-1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
-1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves (it came from an old unlabeled container, so I hope they were cloves)
-1 cup of shelled hempseeds (storebought, not the ones with THC)
-1/2 cup of Smart Balance vegetable shortening
-1 cup of packed brown sugar
-EnerG for 2 eggs
-1 cup of uncooked quick oats
-2 cups of chopped red apples (as you can see in the picture, I didn't peel them. They still taste great, and the red makes them look more colorful. They're red delicious apples, but I guess there are better apples for baking?)

Stir together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and hempseeds, then set aside. In a large bowl, beat the shortening and brown sugar until blended, then add in the egg replacer and beat until blended again. Add the flour mixture, then the oats, and then the chopped apples. Drop dough by teaspoons 2" apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove and cool on wire rack, then enjoy!

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P.S. I made this recipe to use up my hempseeds. But I'm afraid the baking might have taken out all the good Omegas. So if all goes well, my next hempseed project will be a no-bake recipe.

Honorable Soy(a) Bean

I'm back to experimental cooking with soy beans :-)

First, a note from the UK Vegetarian Society:

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Does anyone have any tried-and-trusted recipes using cooked soy beans? Instead of making tofu and then coming up with recipes for that and okara, Laurel's Kitchen talk about blending soy bean puree into all manner of dishes. For example, I'm thinking of making mushroom and soy bean pâté?


I bought small organic potatoes yesterday, and this makes me VERY excited because I feel that I can finally eat potato skin .. which I LOVE.

I want to bake them...
And I was thinking of adding curry sauce and garlic and olive oil and lemon juice... but what else ought I add? And in what order? And how long should I bake them for?


Tofu stir-fry

Many thanks again for everyones contributions to my meal plans.

We're having tofu stir-fry for dinner tonight :-) My partner D's reaction to that? A genuine cry of approval, after spending two days with other, unreconstructed, omnivores :-)