June 16th, 2006

Comic Girl

Fresh Oregano Question!

My mother gave me a pound or two of fresh oregano from her garden, and I'm putting it in everything, but I'm curious if anyone has any good oregano-heavy recipes to help me out in my endeavors. I've got a ton dried already, but I'm really looking to use the fresh stuff as much as possible.

Also, if you live in the twin cities and want to drop by and steal some fresh oregano, you should let me know.

Tofu recommendations

What's the least soybean-tasting, mildest firm tofu I can buy? I'm making fake ricotta cheese for stuffed pasta shells, and I used tofu that tasted strongly of soybeans. It really ruined the fake-cheese illusion.

ginger miso tofu

I'm pretty sure I've heard of ginger miso tofu before but I can't find a recipe for it anywhere. 
I just kinda felt like making it because I had the ingredients but I don't know what to exactly do?  It seems pretty simple, what I'm thinking about it maybe a marinated or glazed tofu grilled or baked?  Does anyone have any suggestions on how I may approach this?

Vegan pancake update

I just wanted to thank everyone for their tips with cooking vegan pancakes. I made them a couple hours ago and everything turned out well! I used the Egg Replacer recipe (on the side of the box) simply because I need to make more use of my enerG. The recipe is basically the same as what everyone else mentioned anyway.

The texture no longer was chewy and gross. The pancakes were cooked evenly. And it tasted damn good with some bananas in the batter! Still, I would have preferred them having a fluffier feel, but they were good. From the comments I read, I see most people have trouble making them fluffy. Ah well, can't be perfect.

Also... something that has been bothering me about my veganism. Oftentimes when I'm really hungry, I just don't feel like going through recipes, measuring out this, stirring that, cooking it for 30 minutes, and whatever. So I often end up eating microwaveable meals, or making PBJ sandwiches for the millionth time (I love PBJ). And some of the microwaveable food isn't vegan, such as some of the Morningstar Farms food. I feel a little guilty about it, but at least it's supporting Morningstar and they help make vegetarianism more accessible to people? Any suggestions?

tempeh and brown rice

i have tempeh and brown rice. what do i need and what can i do to make this into something delicious? oh, i also have some millet. and yellow lentils. and wheat gluten. but i'm much to tired to make seitan. ideas? i have many spices, garlic and such, not a lot of veggies but i don't mind running to the store. thanks in advance.
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Something Glamorous ...

I have a dinner party tomorrow and I need to bring something really fancy, because it's at the house of the fanciest people in the godamn world.
I'm already making the Raspberry Blackout Cake from Vegan With A Vengance, and I need an entree type thing.
It needs to serve 12 people or something like that, and I'd like it if said recipe had tofu in it somewhere because I have a pound of tofu that I need to use up by the 20th.

Thank you so so so so so so so so so so much.