February 19th, 2006

Overnight bread?

Okay, I'm working with this recipe:

4 cups warm tap water (not hot)
2/3 cup non-fat dry milk powder (instant powdered milk)
1/3 cup sugar or 1/4 cup honey
1 packet or 2 1/4 teaspoons dry yeast
1 tablespoon salt
1/3 cup melted margarine or oil
12 cups (approximately) white or whole wheat flour or a combination


Essentially, you use half the yeast you normally would, and let it rise in your oven overnight. It saves time and money, in the end.

That said, I want to veganize it... so what do I do for the non-fat dry milk powder? How essential is that? Seems like the sugar would feed the yeast well enough...

Thanks in advance. :)

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

Just made these and I had to share!

Recipe for Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

They came out well, but since I didn't use any Earth Balance they didn't really spread out like cookies usually do. You could substitute Earth Balance for the applesauce but I like them the way the are - the applesauce is sweet and nutritious and the peanut butter already adds enough fat.

Oh, by the way, I used almond butter for some of it because I couldn't get the lid off my new peanut butter I just bought. It tasted nice but almond butter costs a fortune so it was probably a stupid move.


My Mother just showed up out of the blue and I need to feed her lunch!! I have.... bread, basic pantry stuff (flour and what have you), soymilk... I think some pasta? Super duper quick, does anyone have any ideas of things I could make that would "look nice" that are made with stuff easily found in any vegan's kitchen? I really appreciate any help!


Tofu Stirfry

If anyone's looking for a tofu stirfry, here's what I had for lunch today.

Tofu Mushroom Snowpea Stirfry (Mmm... protein!)

Ever since I heard how good for you mushrooms are (because of their selenium) I've been trying really hard to eat more of them. I love oysters, chanterelles, and shiitakes. In this dish, it's gotta be shiitakes (I've tried about 4 different types of mushrooms and shiitakes are what makes the whole stirfry work).

I can't wait til the early June, when I can get them from the Farmer's Market, with fresh picked sugarsnap peas.


My roommate from Brisbane brought a juicer with her today. At first when I saw it on the counter I thought it was a food procesor and I squealed and went to give her a hug. She brought it for me essentially b/c she was like ," Yea, I have a vegan roommate. I should bring this." So um - what should I use the juicer for? I strongly dislike carrot juice (though I love carrots). Oh how I wish it were a food processor instead -- LOL! Maybe she will bring one with her next week - (she goes home every weekend) *lol*.