August 30th, 2006

Asian markets in Chicago? Vegan faux meats?

the post about faux snails has reminded me that I have REALLY been at a loss about where the best asian markets are in chicago and how to navigate them in terms of searching for yummy vegan treats. Anyone here have advice or knowledge of shopping for vegan faux meats and other wonders at asian markets in chicago? I would ask in the chicago veg community on here, but its not very active.

i'm not going to xpost because i know its frowned upon, but if i dont get a lot of responses here i will prob repost in another veeg community.

simple banana muffin recipe

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i had these bananas that were either so ready to be tossed or so ready to be baked.
and i just moved into my apartment so i didnt have all the ingredients to make anything really fancy. but these turned out amazing !

2 cups unbleached flour
1/2 cup vegan sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
4 very ripe mashed bananas
1/2 cup soy milk
1/3 cup oil
1 ener-g egg

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. grease either 9 large muffin cups, or 12 small ones (like i did). Combine all of the dry ingredients, then stir in the rest. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups, then bake for about 15 minutes.

they're so amazing !