October 5th, 2005


Food Bloggers Go Vegan

I'm not sure if anyone has posted about this yet, but just in case...
Becks & Posh posted roundups of all the food bloggers that participated in Is My Blog Burning? #19 challenge to create all-vegan dishes. Most (if not all?) of these food bloggers are omnivores, so, they might have some unique recipes to offer. I've read over a few and they sound quite good. I'm not sure how many recipes resulted from this challenge, but it looks to be at least 50.
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ceaser salad with blackened tofu

When I was in Richmond a couple weeks ago we all ate at Ipanema(sp?)
I had a wonderful, I can not stress how yummy this dish was, vegan caesar salad with blackened tofu.

Anyone have an idea of how I can recreate this yummy recipe? (If not, how do you blacken tofu? fry? grill? in what kind of marinade?)
I've found a bunch of caesar dressings but I am looking for someone to recommend one?

Thank you :)


If you visit Richmond, Virginia go to Ipanema and Panda Veg. I have never tasted better food. I can't wait to move there:) (thanks to those who recommended it awhile back)

Nigerian Food

Has anyone heard of a Nigerian dish called Moyin-Moyin(pronounced my-my)? A friend's co-worker brought some in to share with her. It's basically black-eyed peas that have been mashed up with assorted spices, and then boiled or steamed in a foil packet. It was tres yummy-tasted the way I remember turkey and stuffing! I've found some recipes on-line, but I was just wondering if anyone had one they trusted or any advice on preparation.
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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins (mostly vegan)

Banana Muffins (from vegcooking.com)
These moist and delicious muffins will please even the pickiest of eaters.

3 ripe bananas
1/4 cup oil or melted margarine
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional—see other options listed below)
• Mash bananas (overripe ones make the best bread). Add oil/margarine and sugar. Mix well.
• Sift the flour, salt, and baking soda together and add to the banana mixture. Mix until the flour is blended (do not beat).
Pour into muffin pans or a bread pan and bake at 360°F until a toothpick comes out clean.

Optional: Add a handful of walnuts, oatmeal, raisins, chocolate chips, currants, coconut, or all of the above!

Time: 16-18 minutes

Makes 1 Dozen Muffins

I wanted to buy something to replace the sugar, but my mother went to the store and bought all the ingredients for me before I had the chance to tell her about it. Any suggestions for a sweetener for the next time I make these muffins (or anything else for that matter)?