October 23rd, 2007

pumpkin pie!

I bought a medium sized pumpkin, which my friends say won't be enough to make a whole pie. So I was thinking of using that with some canned pumpkin as well. So, I need your favorite pumpkin pie recipe! I checked the archives but the one I found used Ener-G and I haven't found that anywhere, so it would be awesome to get recipes without! thanks!
tara/willow/kittens by cheesygirl

Creamy Tuna Noodle Casserole!

ZOMG Tuna Noodle Casserole!

A product of experimentation...and it was delicious! All three others who ate it (including two carnivores) raved as well.

8 oz elbow macaroni
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
10 oz cremani (“baby bella”) mushrooms, chopped
1 stalk celery, diced (I didn’t actually use this, but i cursed myself for being celery-less and will use next time)
1 T tamari/soy sauce/bragg’s
3 T margerine
1/4 cup flour
2 Cups vegetable broth
1 1/2 Cups rice (or soy, or w/e) milk
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 T lemon juice
1 t paprika
1 t salt
1/2 t pepper
2 15 oz cans garbanzo beans
2 T kelp granules (or to taste)
1/2 cup green peas
bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 375 and grease an 8” x 12” pan. Prepare macaroni as directed, drain, put back in pot and set aside. Heat oil in pan, add onions and mushrooms (and celery). When most of the water has cooked out of the mushrooms, add soy sauce, saute another minute or so, and set aside. Mash chickpeas with kelp granules and set aside. Melt margarine in pan and whisk in flour til well incorporated and thickened. Continue to heat and whisk and slowly add broth. bring to boil. slowly add milk, whisking all the while. add nutritional yeast and whisk well, then add lemon juice, paprika, salt and pepper and mix well. slowly add vegetable mixture, mix well. Slowly add chick pea mixture, blending very well. Add peas, mix well. Dump all this into the pot with your macaroni and mix well. Scoop/pout it all into your pan, cover and bake for 15 min. Remove, uncover, sprinkle with bread crumbs (and maybe mist with oil) and return to oven for another 5-10 minutes. Serve hot.

miso soup & almond coffee recipe

easy & delicious miso soup recipe:Collapse )

the almond coffee's not really a recipe per se... just wanted to point out to anyone else who hasn't found a comparable substitute for milk in their coffee (soy milk + coffee = foul in my opinion; rice milk doesn't do anything to take the edge off for me): almond milk is great. flavors the coffee a bit, add agave, it's better than cow's milk in coffee! actually, unsweetened almond milk with agave is great in general, with peppermint tea it's totally delicious too!