December 23rd, 2005


can i use applesauce instead?

I am going to make these cookies either tomorrrow or Saturday. I am wondering if I can use 1/2 cup of applesauce instead of the Ener-G Egg Replacers. I found a recipe for frosting today where the person that made it had replaced the 2 Ener-G's with 1/2 c applesauce. Would that work for this recipe as well?

Austrian Jam Cookies
Ingredients (use vegan versions):
• 1 cup Earth Balance non-hydrogenated vegan margarine
• 1 cup vegan sugar (I use Florida Crystals)
• 2 1/2 cups flour (I use organic unbleached white)
• 2 Ener-G Egg Replacers
• 2 teaspoons vanilla
• jam
• slivered almonds (optional)
Beat margerine, vegan sugar, Ener-G Egg Replacer, and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Stir in flour a cup at a time. Roll dough into balls. Roll balls into slivered almonds if desired. Thumb-print each ball and scoop a blob of jam into each cookie. Bake at 300 degrees F for 15-20 minutes (depending on how crispy you want the bottoms)
Cool and enjoy!
This recipe is from my friend Adam, and they are a great semi-elegant treat. Enjoy at tea-time or any time!

For the dogs

I want to make doggie treats for my aunt and uncles' dogs. I checked out a book from the library and made the most easily veganized treat in the book. I tested it out on my sister's dog and he was kind of ambivalent. I'd like to explore other doggie treat options.

Does anyone here make doggie treats or have a favorite vegan doggie treat recipe?

Quick, easy veggies

Tomorrow, my boyfriend's family invited me over for dinner and when I decided to be helpful and ask if I could bring anything, I didn't consider that I will also be spending the whole day over there and uh, when would I cook? So...

I need a vegetable side dish that can either be made in a slow cooker at his house or something (quick! and easy! since it is already after 8:00) I can make/put together that can be cooked there or warmed up tomorrow for dinner.

No mushrooms, please.



christmas casserole

i was looking online for a recipe for this casserole my mom always makes for christmas. it's a swedish tradition, and it's usually made with potatoes, onions and anchovies. i was very excited when i found a vegetarian version of it, and have to share it with you. i translated it from swedish, but the link is here if anyone is curious.

10 potatoes, cut into strips
1 yellow onion, sliced
1 1/2 tablespoon bread crumbs
5 sliced mushrooms
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tablespoon margarine

for sauce:
3 1/2 dl or 1 1/2 cups cream (silk creamer would probably work well)
1/4 tsp black pepper
3 whole cloves
3/4 teaspoon salt

simmer the cream with cloves, pepper and salt. take it of the heat and let sit for about 15 minutes. remove the cloves and add the sliced onion. simmer for a few minutes.

in a separate pan, sautee the mushrooms in the margarine. season with pepper, cinnamon and salt.

put potatoes, mushrooms and the sauce (with onions still in it) in a casserole dish. top with breadcrumbs and bake in the oven at 400 degrees for about one hour.