April 23rd, 2006

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I just wanted to say thanks to linden_tree for posting that yummy brownie recipe with soy ice cream.

I just finished making these brownies, and they are so delicious! I didn't have any ice cream I thought would taste good in the brownies, so I wound up cutting up chocolate Tofutti Cuties and de-wafering them and then melting down the middle parts for my ice cream. It was awesome. I also added the chocolate chips, which makes for yummy chocolate melty bits throughout the brownies. I did not have any walnuts, though, but the brownies are still so very yummy. Yesssss!!!!

Vegetable Pasta?


Webly's Pasta
Webly's Pasta
I don't really like pasta but I wanted pasta but not pasta so I came up with this with inspiration from the fat free vegan blog.
1 chopped zuchinni
1 carrot
4 cloves garlic
1/2 head of cauliflower
rice milk salt, pepper, taragon, and fake parm.

steam carrots and cauliflower and garlic.
pan fry zuchinni on both sides.
When carrots are tender add them to the pan.
Over cook the cauliflour. When it's nice and squishy put it in the blender with the garlic, some rice milk and some spices and blend until as smooth as your blender will allow it.
pour the cauliflower mixture over the crispy zuchini.

Empanadas de Frijoles Soyas

These delicious soybean patties are always a hit when we have a Mexican Sunday brunch. Not only are they savory and delicious, but they are beautiful as well with the picante, purple onion and avocado slice garnishes. Of course, they are spicy, so I don't recommend this recipe for anyone with any type of stomach affliction. ;-)

I serve these with warm tortillas. Some people like to wrap them up like a burrrito.


2 C. soybeans, cooked and mashed (canned ones are just fine if you drain the juice.)
1 C. cooked brown rice
1/4 chopped organic chilies
enough prepared egg substitute for 2 eggs
1 TBL. cider vinegar
1 C. apple sauce
2 TBL. finely chopped purple onion
1/2 tsp. each of sea salt, red pepper flakes, garlic powerder, celery seed and oregano
2-3 cardamom seeds
2 C. whole wheat breadcrumbs
Lemon slices, chopped onions, salsa picante, pimento slices and avocado slices.

1. In a blender, puree the soybeans, rice, chilies, egg substitute, vinegar and apple sauce.

2. Put the mixture intoa bowl adn add teh onions & seasonings

3. Shape the mixture into small patties and roll them in breadcrumbs

4. Bake at 375F for 45 minutes and garnish with lemon slices.

Serve with bowls of purple onions and salsa picante and strips of pimento.

Detox Diets

Hi, I'm planning on going on a detox diet this week due to me getting sick too often this year already. If any of you have any experience with this, could you help me out? I'm going for no caffeine, no refined sugar, no alcohol, no dairy, no wheat/gluten, no processed foods. If you have some recipes, stories, advice, anything would be much appreciated. But mainly recipes, as this is vegan cooking!

Garbanzo Beans with Roasted Pomegranate Seeds (aka Channa Masala)

I should just stop trying to find a recipe that replicates my local Pakistani place and just go and let the owner teach me, since he offered! That said, the recipe I tried today was rather tasty! I did add some diluted tomato paste, because I don't think the chopped tomatoes added toward the end of cooking lent enough tomato-goodness to the dish. So, it wasn't exactly what I was hoping for, but I'm extremely pleased with it anyway, I'll definitely be making this again. Enjoy! =)

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Veggie curry and pakora (loaf?)

I threw some Trader Joe's curry sauce and water in my beloved crock pot with some carrots, peas, potatoes and garbanzo beans... Yummy curry! Served it over brown basmati rice.

I love pakoras... I found an awesome mix for the batter at my local Indian grocery store. I don't love frying them, though... Oil everywhere and greasy fingers. I decided to bake them, it works for falafel from a mix so I figured it would work here! They took a long time to cook all the way in a 350 degree oven, about 40 minutes, so next time I will use a bigger pan so the batter can be spread thinner. Over all they were good, I added spinach to the mix, but the outer layers were a bit tough from the prolonged baking. The kids went back for more and so did I. :)