December 21st, 2009

Help me make tonight's dinner fabulous!

For dinner tonight I have a couple of cups of quinoa, a block of extra firm tofu that's been frozen and thawed, and a medium sized bag of frozen mixed veggies (carrots, corn, green beans) to work with.... and pretty much every seasoning and condiment readily available in a U.S. grocery store. How can I season/serve this to make it amazing? My brain just isn't working creatively on the food side of things this week.

Replacing orange in bread?

Hey, I hope someone can help. I am making some baked goods for my family for Christmas and my mom wanted Cranberry Walnut Bread but said she didn’t like the orange flavor that is usually in it. While searching, all I could find were recipes with orange so I was going to stick with the recipe in Veganomicon but it calls for 1/4 c orange juice & 1 Tbs orange zest. Has anyone else made this recipe and can say if it has a distinct orange flavor? Or I was finding that I could possibly use (soy)milk instead of orange juice but does anyone know how that would change the recipe, if at all and would I just omit the zest? Thanks in advance!