June 7th, 2007

jiggly asparagus!

Grilled Spicy Peanut Tempeh Sammiches

I just got a cute little george foreman grill, which I renamed "Laura's Lean Mean Vegan Grilling Machine" and here's what I made tonight:

Grilled Spicy Peanut Tempeh Sammiches

Place 1 package of tempeh, sliced into 2 or 3 sammich sized parts, into a shallow dish

In a small dish, combine about a tablespoon each of:
-low sodium soy sauce
-balsamic vinegar
-habanero salsa (or milder if you're so inclined)
-natural peanut butter (none of that corn syrupy, hydrogenated crap)
-raw sunflower seeds

Add a dash of onion powder and some rosemary, and about 1/2 tsp of agave nectar

-Mix it all together, then dump over the tempeh, make sure it gets well coated, and let it sit while you warm up your grill/skillet/broiler/bonfire/car engine/pet dragon's breath

-Once you think it's sat long enough, stick it in/on whichever cooking implement you've chosen to use, and cook it until it's nice and cooked, charred a bit if you like it that way. I like the pretty lines the g.f. grill makes.

-I threw on some green pepper slices and carrots, too. Yum.

When the tempeh's all cooked and no longer squirming (It's probably better if it never was squirming in the first place, check the expiry date.) place it on some bread with some romaine and anything else you like on a sammich, and enjoy!

I Hate Naps-coffee cookies

That's a bit exaggerated because the coffee taste is light and not over powering...anyway here's the supah sexy recipe and picture.

I Hate Naps-coffee cookies

1 c. margerine, melted
1 1/2 c. sugar
4 "eggs" (Ener-G)
2 tsp. bkg powder
1/2 tsp. bkg soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 c. coffee
1/4 c. soymilk
2 3/4 c. flour

375. 8-9 minutes.

Melt the margine, put into a large bowl then add in the sugar. Then mix in the vanilla extract, bkg powder, bkg soda, and salt. In a measuring cup add the soymilk and coffee, whisk. Add in the flour to the bowl. Make a well in the bowl and add in the soymilk and coffee mixture.


If you'd like put chocolate chips on top. OR espresso beans! OR chocolate covered beans?
Cut them with cups, flour a board/wax paper and a cup rim and cut 'em up yo.


crumble cookies

Hey everyone! I thought I would pass along a cookie recipe that I recently posted here at vegweb. They are really easy and really good!

1 cup vegan buttery spread (at room temp.)
1 1/2 cups white sugar
3/4 cup walnuts
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup flour
1 cup quick cooking rolled oats

Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit.

In a food processor, combine buttery spread, sugar and nuts. Process until all nuts are small and mixture is light and fluffy. **

Add salt and soda to wet mixture. Stir to combine.

Add flour and oatmeal alternately in 1/2 cup increments (e.g., 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup oatmeal, etc.). The final mixture will be fairly dry but not quite crumbly.

Scoop out large balls of the dough (slightly larger than a golf ball) and form into a ball with your fingers.

Place on cookie sheet and bake for 18-20 minutes or until just beginning to brown.

Let cool at LEAST 5 minutes until transferring to a cooling rack. The cookies are quite crumbly and will fall apart easily while they are still hot.

**Alternatively, simply grind nuts in blender or food processor then use a hand or stand mixer.

Serves: 15 large cookies

Preparation time: 60 minutes…mostly baking time!