June 19th, 2005


tofu on the grill.

My dad was cooking on the grill yesterday, and at the last minute, I mixed some ingredients together, let slabs of tofu marinate for a while, and hoped or the best. Here's the sort of recipe I came up with..

1 package firm or extra firm tofu

For the marinade:
1/4 cup of orange juice
2 teaspoons of soy sauce
1 clove of garlic, minced
Teryaki sauce, to taste

Cut tofu into slabs. Mix everything but the teryaki sauce together and drizzle over pieces of tofu. Let sit for about 20 minutes, or until the juice has been absorbed. Brush teryaki sauce over the tofu and let sit for another 20 minutes. Cook on the grill until both sides are cooked thoroughly. Enjoy!

I was very pleased with the result. Next time, I'll probably put some more teryaki sauce on it, though.

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Savory "buttermilk" biscuits

This is my new favorite breakfast item...

I made savory and good biscuits this morning. Holy crap, did they ever turn out tasty! Here's what I did.

2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 TBS dried chives
1 TBS dried dill
1/2 TBS garlic powder
1 TBS nutritional yeast (optional)
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

2 TBS vegetable oil
1 cup soy milk mixed with 1 TBS vinegar


Preheat oven to 450.
In a large bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. Add the oil and soured soymilk and mix until just mixed. Any more, and you'll have hockey pucks instead of fluffy biscuits. Spoon into lightly oiled muffin tins. Bake for about 15 minutes - until golden brown. Makes 6 nice sized biscuits. Slather on the Earth Balance and you're in heaven.

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Egg Replacer in Chai Cake

I'm making a chai cake using THIS RECIPE and there is absolutely no way I can get Ener-G egg replacer. I have everything already combined except the egg replacer (because a friend was supposed to bring it over but now isn't able to) so I have to make the cake regardless.
Applesauce and banana seems like a bad flavor combination so I have no idea what to do.
lipstick bloody lipstick

chilled minted roasted eggplant soup with lemon-(soy)yogurt coulis and roasted tomato topping

i made this yesterday for the vegan_cookoff competition. i thought i'd share it here because i just had another bowlful today and it tastes really yummy.. even better today since the flavours had longer to blend. the flavours go very nicely together and this soup works very well chilled (better than warm since i tried it both ways).

i came up with it because i love eggplant dips and wondered what it would be like if it was something like a soup instead..

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On ur island

trying cinnamon roll recipe from the archive

So for Fazha's Day, I made imperrfections' cinnamon rolls with a few minor changes.

That's only one pan; they came out ginormous. I think next time I'm going to try rolling the dough thinner and longer and cutting them into mini-cinnamon rolls, and using unbleached flour.

My changes: For the filling, instead of 1 tablespoon cinnamon, I did three heaping teaspoons. And rather than 1 cup brown sugar, I used 1/2c brown sugar and then 1/2c turbinado (which I pulverized all nice and powdery in the blender; doing this doesn't affect measurements at all and is very helpful, since the large grains don't always blend into recipes as well). I also used pulverized turbinado instead of regular white sugar in the dough. And my stepmom had left the oven on 350 for cooking steaks (hooray!) and I didn't think to crank it up to 375 before baking, so when I noticed after the initial 20 minutes, I had to let the rolls bake another 5-10 and they turned out just fine. After biting into one myself, getting funny looks (yeah right, like I'd cook something I couldn't eat), and reassuring the veg-o-phobe household that there was Nothing Weird in them except soymilk, no one could deny they were great. Thanks to the OP for the recipe!!

a new invention for cooking tofu

here's something i just came up with on the spot while making dinner this evening:

1. deep-fry tofu pieces like normal until about 90% finished cooking, then marinade them for a minute in a spicy stir-fry sauce
2. heat up a wok with some cooking oil and then toss the tofu in it for 4 or 5 minutes
3. add in some chopped up green apple pieces and toss for 1 minute
4. add 2 tbsp. orange juice and stir fry one more minute


it was incredibly delicious