February 13th, 2007


Soy grits -- recipe?

I made some tofu the day before yesterday, using some dried soy beans that I soaked and put through a food processor. So now I have a pile of soy grits in my fridge and I'd like to make use of them in a simple dish -- preferably in a casserole. Any ideas would be appreciated. I don't want to let this stuff go to waste, and I have around 3-4 cups of it.
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Sugar Cookies

Last weekend my partner and I enjoyed our 8th year together. He wanted sugar cookies - like those pink frosted Grandma's cookies. This recipe was perfect!

Originally uploaded by Webly.
Sugar Cookies:

2 1/4 cups unbleached white flour
1 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup non-hydrogenated vegan margarine (i used earth balance)
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon powdered egg replacer mixed with 2 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons vanilla or 1 teaspoon almond extract

1. sift together flour and baking powder into a medium bowl; set aside.

2. in a large mixing bowl, cream together margarine and sugar. add egg replacer and vanilla and beat until smooth. add flour mixture and mix to form a stiff dough. (I added 2 tablespoons liquid at this point to get it all to stick together.)

3. preheat oven to 375 degrees.

4. lightly dust a work surface with flour or sifted powdered sugar. with a rolling pin, roll out dough disk to about 1/4 inch, or more thickness. don't roll too thin. I used a pint glass to cut out the dough.

5. Bake in top third of oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly browned. remove, put on rack, allow to cool completely.

6. Frost when the cookies are cooled with your favorite frosting. I used a fluffy buttercream with extra vanilla.

These were fantastic! Perfect! And made everyone happy.
First posted over here.

dinner for two?

this guy i've been seeing has requested that i make us a dinner so that he can see what it is that i actually eat; it's been two and a half months, yet i think the poor guy's only seen me eat four times so he really has no idea what to cook for me.. he lives on frozen pizza, fast food & doritos -- while i eat mostly potatoes, vegetables & fruit.. i already have a meal planned: fried chick'n with spicy fries & spicy greens and a blueberry crisp topped with banana 'ice cream' for dessert. does that sound like a decent meal? any suggestions at all? i am a bit lost because i don't really prepare entire meals since it's just myself - i typically just make a bunch of random things that sound good and pick at them over the course of the week.

Eat to Live and Recipe Ideas

Hi all, I'm new to the community. I have just decided to start following the Eat to Live program and in preparation bought a few things I've never tried before. I was wondering if anyone has recipes/ideas involving them. This is only the second day of my start and I might be tired of salad already!
Ok so these are dried beans I've never cooked with: black eyed peas, pink beans, and great northern beans.
Here is a summary of other things I have: collard greens(frozen), turnip greens(frozen),corn (frozen),yellow squash,zuchinni,carrots,spinach,tomato,bell peppers,white onion,red onion,ginger,cilantro,rosemary,and celery
Any input would be much appreciated- thanks in advance!
*hopefully i've tagged properly??*

Seitan Recipes? + VWAV 'Not-ins' Variation

Hello my fellow vegan foodies!

I got both of the PPK's cookbooks for my birthday last week and I've been living in my kitchen ever since. After poking around some vegan blogs today and noticing a few people raving about homemade seitan, particularly the recipe from VWAV, I decided I had to tried it. And oh my, is it great!!

I like the recipes they suggested to use seitan in, but I'd like to put out a call: absolute all-time favorite recipes to use seitan in ever! I know I can just sub it for beef (I made beef-style) in basically any recipe I veganize, but I'd really like some new, creative ideas!


Also, as part of my PPK recipe marathon tonight, I made the vanilla agave nectar cupcakes from VCTOTW - as they say, these cuppers are definitely worth the splurge for agave; I haven't even decided whether or not I'll make frosting for them because I'm enjoying them so much plain!

And finally, I made the "Fig 'Not-ins'" from VWAV, but since I'm cheap and didn't want to go out and buy a pound of figs, I decided to use one cup of chopped sugared dates and one cup of cranberries that I had on hand in place of the figs. I then made the recipe as normal and I really like the tangy twist they have compared to normal Fig Newtons. The cranberries don't cook down as much as dates or figs do, but they do get soft and are still quite tasty. I'm excited to try these with figs when I get around to buying some.

Thanks all! Happy vegan cooking.