January 31st, 2006

Super Seedy Flapjacks!

Brilliant community! Why have I only just found it now? Anyway, I bring flapjacky joy.

My mum has been making us these flapjacks for years, I think originally the recipe came from one of those housewifey magazines. When I moved out to university, one of the first things I did was ask her for the recipe! It was dead easy to veganise, just swapping the butter for soy margarine. They're rich in soluble fibre and slow-release
carbohydrates - but that's just a sideline, the main point is that they're gorgeous! I've got some in the oven now, so I'll type this out and then photograph them when they come out :)

Flapjack Recipe - Makes about 16Collapse )

Here's a picture.

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Stupid bus timetable, hungry for fame! Couldn't keep it out of the picture.

Enjoy!
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Flapjacks

Regarding the lovely recipe for flapjacks only a couple of posts down:

Yet another in the long list of oddly divergent meanings for the same word between the United States of America and the United Kingdom is flapjack.

In the US, a flapjack is a breakfast pancake.

In the UK, a flapjack is a sweet, sticky, oaten dessert.

We remain divided by a common tongue :)
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vegan_cookoff Looks to Lentils

If you haven't checked out vegan_cookoff for the unique recipes contained, perhaps you should. And while you're at it maybe you should think about entering the contest, or joining and voting on the nutritional yeast recipes that our wonderful participants created last week.
All levels highly encouraged to enter!
End time for posting is Midnight EST, Sunday, Feb. 5th

Lentils! Lentils!

This week's vegan_cookoff is Lentils.
Create a unique dish of any kind using lentils. Take a picture and post the recipe here:
http://community.livejournal.com/vegan_cookoff/51470.html
Check out the information about lentils here:
http://community.livejournal.com/vegan_cookoff/50950.html

Vegan with a Vengance!!

Yay!! I just found out that my copy is being shipped from Amazon this week! Much sooner than expected!! Initially, they told me not to expect it until possibly MARCH!!

If anyone else who doesn't have a copy of it is itching for one, Amazon has FIVE left that can ship within 24 hours! That is much better than waiting 4-6 weeks!!!

Also, does anyone have a good vegetarian sushi cookbook that they would recommend? I want one with a good variety of stuff! There was this one place when I used to live in Atlanta that had the most fantastic vegetarian sushi menu! Teryaki eggplant, bananna tempura..... All sorts of creative fusions. I want a good cookbook that will have stuff like that! :)
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spinach pitas

last night I made spinach pitas by sauteeing some minced garlic and onions in olive oil, adding some oregano and thyme, and then some spinach that I needed to use up. I had toasted some pine nuts before starting to saute anything and added those last. then you stuff pita halves with the spinach mixture and broil them until the edges of the pitas are golden and crispy. this idea is from weizenwind and can be found here in the memories (it's in the comments). they're super quick and you probably already have the ingredients on hand (always a plus)!

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miso alternatives? and a butter bean recipe request!

miso is very expensive everywhere I've seen it. aside from not being able to afford it when I make it to the healthy supermarket, I wouldn't know which kind to get if I did have the extra money.

are there alternatives to miso in recipes that call for it?

how long does a container last when you buy it, and is it something you generally keep on hand (also known as, "is it worth it?")?

also, I've got some butter beans in the pantry that I'd like to use. I could eat them by themselves with a little seasoning, but do you have any favorite recipes involving them? I didn't see any in the memories, but very well could've missed it/them.

thanks!

Cheesecake ---> cheesecake bars. cooking times?

I am converting this recipe:

http://community.livejournal.com/vegancooking/608826.html

to something that will be baked in a 9x11 (or so) sized pan. Can anyone who has converted a cheesecake recipe into a flatter recipe like this one help me out with tweaking the temperature and cooking times? i really don't want to screw it up, as tofutti and high quality chocolate are pricey for experimenting.

The Uncheese Cookbook's

I looked in the memories but couldn't find what I was looking for, so I hope this hasn't been asked before but if it has, please feel free to direct me towards that post.

That being said... on to my question.

I loooove cheese. Cheese does not love me (along with all other milk products). I miss mac and cheese terribly among many other things (I know there's tons of recipes out there!). I've been wanting this book (The Uncheese Cookbook by Joanne Stepaniak) for a long time and I'm finally ready to buy it.

For those of you that have both versions (the new one and the old one), how different are they? Are the recipes from the old one in the new one (all of them)? Which one do you think is better and why? Should I just get both?

Thanks :o)

Edit: If you don't like either book or just have some good fake cheese recipe recommendations, I will gladly take those as well :o)
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Orange/Almond/Rum/(Wheat/)Oat Cookies

INGREDIENTS:

1/2-2/3 cup sugar or other sweetener
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup orange juice concentrate
1/3 cup raisins soaked in cheap brandy or rum
2 tablespoons oil if you like
1 cup whole wheat flour or oats if preferred
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 cup slivered almonds

Enough oatmeal to bring this soup back to cookie-batter consistency. You could just use less water or all oats in the first place.


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DIRECTIONS:


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prepare a cookie sheet however you like to, but I suggest some kind of grease.

2. Mix in all but the last ingredient in order listed, then fix the consistency if called for.

3. Drop by the teaspoon onto a cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes.
(SunahWeb.com/cgi/storyprinter.cgi?Life/2006.01.31.OJ-AlmondCookies.shtml)

key lime pie?

I recently discovered that the Comstock brand Key Lime Pie filling is vegan, but I cannot find a recipe anywhere that tells how to make a simple Key Lime pie! I even checked the website and they only tell you how to make key lime bars or something. I've checked all over the internet and on here too, and I can only find stuff that requires cream cheese, etc. Should I just dump this stuff in a pie shell? I don't even know if I have to bake it-- please please help!
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New recipe site

Hi -
I started a new recipe site. I decided it's my overall goal to eventually write a cookbook. Task #1 - create amazing recipes and put them online. So here's the site...
http://www.simple-vegetarian-recipes.com/index.html
(All recipes are vegan or include veganization instructions but calling them vegetarian will get more site hits)

If these recipes look familiar, that's because I've posted them on LJ before. But I do have a new one on the site - the pumpkin pie recipe. It took me FOREVER to perfect vegan pumpkin pie and I FINALLY FINALLY did it after months of trying (I rule!).

If you like the site, pass it along to friends. It's small but growing every day.

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Thai-style coconut soup

I found this Thai-style coconut soup in the archives, and it looks delicious. But since I'm not a fan of mushrooms, what other veggies would you recommend in something like this? Just the normal peas and carrots, or something more interesting? I honestly have no idea. I can usually come up with substitutions, but I know next to nothing about concocting soups.

Sorry for posting so many questions lately!