June 3rd, 2005

Foods for mailing

Hey, I was wondering if anyone knew any meal-type foods that are mail-friendly. I want to mail a friend some foods, but not just snacks and stuff. I already know I'm going to make him cookies, but I'm having trouble coming up with other stuff that won't go bad in the mail.
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Some sort of blueberry cake/frosting, etc.

Can anyone help? On monday, my friend, Gordon, is coming over to celebrate his 75th birthday. I really want to make it special for him, because he is one of the most special people I have ever met. (ie He works, everyday, on a houseboat that cats and kittens live on until people adopt them. He understands veganism and thinks it is a good idea--how many grandparent aged people do you know that even know what a vegan is? He loves vampires. He is an artist and only paints/sculpts/draws cats and women in aviation--he even made a painting of Rembrandt's Nightwatch with cats instead of people! Anyway, I could go on and on.)

I think I know what I will be making for the meal, but I am trying to think up the perfect cake. Blueberries are one of his favorite foods, and I want to make him some sort of cake with blueberries involved. Or maybe a chocolate cake with a blueberry center and blueberry icing? How would YOU make a blueberry icing? I think that would be pretty. Or, would it work if I blended up some blueberries and added it to cake batter to make it blue and delicious? Anyone who could offer ideas for a beeeautiful cake involving blueberries, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Asiago Cheese Substitute

Hi all, I just had a quick question.  Does anyone know of a vegan substitute for asiago cheese?  I've seen faux cheddar, mozzarella, parmesan, and even monterey jack, but not asiago.  A friend of mine has a recipe for dip that sounds incredibly good and I'd like to veganize it but I'm not sure if it's possible to get around the asiago.  Thanks for any ideas!

easy seitain dish?

i looked at the memories but i'm really confused. i've never cooked with seitain and i think i've only eaten it a few times at restaurants. i bought a package a while ago (the kind packed in soy sauce i think) and i have no clue what to do with it. i need something really simple with limited ingredients. perhaps a stir fry?