August 2nd, 2006

protein protein protein

Hey guys.

Anyone an endurance athlete in here??? Just wondering because im rethinking my vegan diet and wondering if I could benefit more from conciously upping my protein. I eat plenty of protein but probably not ENOUGH.

I am a cyclist, and I race, so that calls for lots of carbs and protein. In training, my team(and most other teams) train harder than they will ever need to work in a race. So in training and racing I want to make sure Im getting enough of what I need to get stronger and really beneifit to the fullest from the training.

Anyone have any good ideas or recipes that would be appropriate for my situation? Anyone in a similar boat and want to share with me their sources/recipes,etc.???

Thanks in advance, im eager to see what you guys/girls have to say.


Homemade Seitan

I'm making seitan and I'm wondering if it is okay if the seitan becomes a bit googey after washing it several times. I thought it would stay stiff, but my seitan is all in parts, so I didn't wash it until I had clear water because the seitan was falling apart.
I'm using the recipe from Candle Cafe Cookbook. Any suggestions of other recipes?

chewy cookies for son's first birthday bash!

Hey everyone -
My son Micah is turning one on Friday. He's teething, and I just got these
awesome new ice cream sandwich molds, so I figured that ice cream (soy or rice)
would be a better bet than cake for a teething baby.
Here's where you come in --
Does anyone have a recipe for delightfully chewy cookies that are absolutely
delicious and to die for?? I need a chewy cookie for the ice cream sandwiches,
and I trust this community with my life. Let me know what you've got!
  • gunn

SWF iso Belgian Waffle Recipe

So, I had a friend offer to make vegan Belgian waffles out at Burning Man this summer, if I could find him a recipe. I see we've got a handful of regular waffle recipes, but all of foodlab's irons are Belgian waffle irons, so the batter needs to be a little fluffier and yet still stick together somehow to survive the different sort of iron. Anyone got a secret recipe you're willing to share?
  • v_gan

Homemade Candy Corn

I'm going to start trying to make homemade candy corn.

It seems as though the exact same recipe is on every website:

Candy Corn

1 cup sugar
2/3 cup white corn syrup
1/3 cup butter margarine
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 cup powdered (soy)milk
food coloring

Combine sugar, butter, and corn syrup in pan and bring to a boil stirring constantly. Turn heat low and boil 5 minutes. Stir occasionally. Remove from heat and add vanilla.

In a separate dish, combine powdered sugar, salt, and powdered milk. Add all at once to the mixture in the pan. Add food coloring if desired. Stir until cool enough to handle. Shape.

Makes 1 3/4 pounds of candy.


So.. have any of you ever tried making your own candy corn? Would powdered soymilk work in place of the powdered milk? Powdered soymilk DOES exist, right?

Any tips or suggestions are welcome!


lotus eggplant millenium sauce (help)

Anyone familiar with Zen Palate? There is one on long island (where i live) and they have LOTUS EGGPLANT MILLENIUM.

my question: The sauce. Its a brown garlic sauce. My mom and I are trying to recreate the dish in efforts of saving countless dollars...

If you've had it, you know what im talkin bout.

Any good brown sauces, asian inspired, that would go with the ingredients??

(btw. ingredients = tomatoes (quartered)
Art. Hearts
Basil Leaves
Pirate Ship (heh heh heh)

cookies n cream birthday cake...and corn

Yes, the cake I've been obsessing about for a while--5 thin layers, alternating chocolate and vanilla, plus buttercream vanilla frosting with cookie specks in it. Finally made it yesterday, for my fiancé's birthday. (I didn't end up using the frosting recipe requested a few days ago because I ran out of flour while making the cake ^_^;;) We sort of dug into it before thinking to take a pic, so here's what's left:

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Also, totally unrelated cooking tip. Fresh corn on the cob has become a food group unto itself in my house lately. Usually it's a big hassle to cook, as I always soak and then boil it, but my fiancé tried microwaving it in the husk for about 4 minutes, and it's perfect. Steams it to perfection--even the silk comes right off. *swoon*

EDIT: In case the links die, here are the full recipes with my changes and some assembly tips. Collapse )

Thanks for all your compliments! Also, yes, oreos are still unhealthy, but (in the US, at least) they stopped using animal lard quite some time ago, and then they dropped the whey as well, so they *are* vegan now. You could use Newman O's for this recipe, of course, but I couldn't justify the price for a whole package when I was only gonna use a handful of cookies and give the rest to my brother :P