June 12th, 2009

high protein veggie burgers?

I want to make some high protein veggie burgers but am limited to what ingredients I can use since I am in Morocco. There aren't any meat replacements here like tofu, tempeh, seitan, soy or anything like that. My primary protein source has been beans and expensive soy milk.

I can buy most fresh vegetables like potatoes, courgettes, eggplant artichokes etc. Mushrooms are a bit hard to come by but they exist. The fresh herbs I can get are parsley, fresh basil thyme and oregano and they sell most dry herbs even though those do not have nearly as much flavor. As far as beans go there are garbanzo, red, white and fava beans.

Any suggestions on how to make veggie burger given my limitations would be greatly appreciated!

Lipsmackin' Vegetarian Backpackin'

 A few weeks (or maybe it was months) ago, someone posted about working in a national park this summer and wondered what sort of foods to eat. Someone in that comment thread suggested picking up Lipsmackin' Vegetarian Backpackin' (or I think it was that post at least). On that same day, my boyfriend picked it up from REI! We have been bothered by how expensive packaged backpacking/camp food is, so we are very happy that we will be able to bring our own food. What are some of your favorite recipes from that book? Any tips on how to veganize certain recipes? So much of it sounds really tasty and easy to make. Thanks! 

Mudcake

hey, I'm looking into making a Vegan mudcake for a friend and i just wanted to get some sort of feedback from anyone if they have ever attempted this before.

Basically, has anyone ever made one before? I've found some recipes but sometimes they can be unreliable and i'm very short tempered with cakes so if it's not perfect i'm going to stab myself probably.

The other thing is my friend is allergic to soy so i'm hoping to supplement that with rice milk? any other suggestions on good milk alternatives for cooking cakes. Preferably, not too pricey. I'm thinking Almond might work well?

and also because i'm basically an idiot when it comes to cake does anyone have any good recipes for icing/glaze for the top. probably something chocolatey.

thanks in advance.

Cupcake batter!

My oven broke!

I now have leftover cupcake batter (soda + cake mix). Can I do anything with this? Or is it a lost cause and I can resume my soda-cupcake experiment when my oven gets fixed?

For the moment I ate a cupcakes worth of batter with a spoon. Of course 12 are already in the paper and will need to be thrown out, unless you are all very creative.