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September 12th, 2009

tuna fish salad veganized @ 12:49 pm

i found this really basic recipe and quickly veganized it for my lunch replacing the tuna with a can of chickpeas and mayonaise for veganiase.  it turned out awesome and was thrown together in less than 5 minutes.  veganizing some recipes can be so incredibly simple, you dont have to miss some of your old favorite foods.

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Tuna-Fish-Salad/Detail.aspx
 

August 24th, 2009

(no subject) @ 04:27 pm

I finally got around to buying another battery charger for our camera.  yay.  so i have a couple of yummy food pictures to share from our recent indulgences.

last week i found italian sausage at whole foods and made....



manicotti!  the cheese on top is follow your heart mozarella. 
the tomato sauce consisted of crushed tomatoes, red wine, thyme, salt, basil and oregano.
the ricotta was made in a plastic ziploc bag like so:

put in half a container of firm regular tofu
lemon juice
salt
pepper
a handfull of nutritional yeast

add in the fake sausage, zip up the bag and mush it with your hands.  cut one of the corners off and squeeze it into the cooked noodles.  lay them down on a oiled casserolle dish, pour on the sauce and top with the cheese, bake covered for however long the box of noodles tells you.




we've also been making this quite a bit since i found a love for sauerkraut.

http://www.sauerkrautrecipes.com/view/334/pennsylvania_dutch_krautkrapfen_%5Bfried_sauerkraut_dough_noodles%5D.html

but i veganized it.  of course.





 


noodles

4 c flour
5T ground flax seed
15 T water
1/2 cup of soy milk
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1/8 tsp. fresh ground nutmeg
1 tbsp. salt



filling

sauerkraut (however much you want)
some of my fake cheese, or premade store bought fake cheese http://vegancookery.livejournal.com/5217.html
onions
bacon bits (optional)
chives (optional)
oil

directions

mix all noodle ingredients in a bowl until doughy.

saute onions in some oil.  then put them in a bowl.

roll out dough into a rectangle.  spread out sauerkraut then cheese on top of the dough.  roll it up like sushi and pinch off the ends.  slice it like sushi, about 2 inches thick.  lay them cut side down in the frying pan you fried the onions in.  turn the rolled up noodles over when theyre browned.  top with onions, bacon bits and chives.


 

March 21st, 2009

(no subject) @ 10:07 am

cupcakes!!  i made these for our reassignment day at work.  i called them "impending doom cupcakes" they are dark chocolate cupcakes filled with blackberry jam topped with a dark chocolate ganache and a blackberry dipped in dark chocolate.







then i made these for michaels birthday.  cappuccino cupcakes with espresso filling, topped with vegan buttercream, coffee beans and dark chocolate!  mmmm




 

October 26th, 2008

michaels halloween show @ 03:11 pm

i wanted to make something halloweeny for michaels show on friday.  i thought i would try and veganize this.  Actually, I'll probably use a recipe from vegan cupcakes take over the world and just decorate it like this.

http://www.dianasdesserts.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/recipes.recipeListing/filter/dianas/recipeID/3425/Recipe.cfm
 

September 28th, 2008

yogurt @ 08:33 pm

I'm making my second batch of yogurt right now.  the first batch turned out too tart (because i cooked it too long) and too watery (because i cooked it at a low temp) but i have learned my lesson, and hopefully this time i can get it right!! It certainly was awesome to have TONS of yogurt to eat this week, and it was delish, even though it was tart and watery.  mmmm.  yogurt.  it made an awesome tzaziki sauce (i cant spell greek words in english)

I'm using this recipe, http://www.bryannaclarkgrogan.com/page/page/4318169.htm#homemadesoymilk  but i have also been looking at this one  http://vegematarian.blogspot.com/2007/07/homemade-soy-yogurt.html  because its pretty similar, but stated in a simpler way. 
 

July 23rd, 2008

choconut pie @ 08:59 pm

in january i posted about an amazingly delish pie i saw in san antonio.  i finally got around to veganize it based on what i saw (or thought i saw)  here it is!  i think its DELISH!





Choconut Pie

crust:
about 16 oreos (store brand, name brand, newman o's, doesnt matter)

chocolate layer:
1 pkg firm silken tofu
1/4 c turbinado sugar (white sugar would work as well)
1/2 c chocolate chips

peanut butter layer:
1 pkg silken tofu
1/4 c powdered sugar
3/4 c p-nut butter

chocolate p-nut topping:
1/2 c chocolate chips
1/2 c unsalted p-nuts

caramel topping:
1/8 c turbinado sugar (white sugar will work as well)
1/4 c water


Crush the oreos finely and push into crust form at bottom of pan and up about an inch of the pie pan.

Chocolate layer: blend tofu and sugar.  Double boil the chocolate chips until melted.  Add the chocolate chips to the tofu mix and blend.  Pour this mix on top of the oreos and place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.

Peanut butter layer: blend tofu, powdered sugar and peanut butter.  Pour this mix on top of the chocolate layer.  Put in freezer for at least 30 minutes.

Chocolate peanut topping: prepare a piece of parchment paper over something flat, small and freezable.  Put peanuts on top of parchment paper.  Double boil chocolate chips until melted.  Pour chocolate over peanuts, cover the peanuts in chocolate and flatten out as thinly as possible.  Put in the freezer for at least 15 minutes.  After the chocolate topping and the peanut butter layer are solid, break apart the chocolate topping into small pieces (you wont be able to easily cut through these, so make sure they're small enough to cut around them when slicing the pie) and place on top of peanut butter layer.  Leave the pie out while you make the...

Caramel layer: Toast the sugar in a small pan on medium high while boiling the water.  When the water is boiling, pour the water over the sugar and heat until it bubbles and thickens.  When its at your desired thickness, drizzle the caramel over the entire pie.  Place pie in freezer until its time to eat!
 

February 14th, 2008

peanut butter cup pie @ 06:46 pm

i spotted this unvegan amazing looking pie at madhatters in san antonio. i must recreate it

crust, chocolate crumble.  it looks like oreos or something.
peanut butter silken tofu pie
chocolate silken tofu pie
chocolate with peanuts
caramel


MMLDKFJSLKDJ

must make this pie.
 

February 9th, 2008

(no subject) @ 10:03 am

heres a picture of the 'cheesecake' i made.  it ended up not being a cheesecake because i (and katie) couldnt find soy cream cheese anywhere in austin.  the top part is homemade cream cheese and the bottom layer is strawberry silken tofu pie.   i'm gonna try it out today and see which layer tastes best. 

 

February 2nd, 2008

(no subject) @ 07:38 pm


since last time i started trying to make more RAW foods.  its going alright.  here is the first RAW foods thing i made... avocado soup created by ani phyo, which was really filling and yummy.







after michael came home, we went back to eating mostly cooked vegan food, but we decided to try and buy less foods that have chemicals.  so thats good! 

heres a fucking awesome omelet from fat free vegan - http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2007/09/vegan-omelette-for-one.html




it was amazing and easy.  we filled it with spinach, onions and beef crumbles.  the big difference between this and our regular eggs is that it uses silken tofu! that idea had not even crossed my mind.  thats how it gets to the consistancy of eggs, regular tofu just stays crumbly, but silken turns into a thick liquid.  this was just awesome.  i made some feta cheese this week for a greek salad and want to try another omelet with some feta!  yum




michael and i have also been drinking green smoothies almost every week day morning.  theyre awesome and keep me energized without having to resort to coffee, and i think its helping him to not drink so much coffee.  my kids at school always ask what im drinking, i say kale juice!  yummmm! and they all go  ewwwww.  its really funny.

now for the future!

alright.  i go on this message board at vegweb, well, not anymore, its moved, but anyways.  they have a cooking/baking battle once every couple of months and it looks super fun and i finally have a broad enough topic that im willing to give it a shot.  the theme this month is valentines.  so i was thinking of making a cake, my favorite cake... cheesecake.   i wanted it to be sensual, but look pure.  i want it to look all white, or maybe a light pink (from cherries possible) with a heart (possibly) sprinkled on top made out of cocao powder.

the cheesecake would be this. 

cream cheese
vanilla
cherries blended with powdered sugar
turbinado sugar

i based it off of my favorite cheesecake recipe

the crust wil be

margarine
powdered sugar
vanilla
egg
oatmeal flour (oatmeal chopped up coarsely in the blender)
cocao powder

BUT!  before adding in the egg, i will reserve a cup or two of the crust, keeping it crumbly, maybe adding more margarine to keep it crumbly.  this will be in the filling.  the cake will be layered like this

crust
cheesecake
crumbly chocolate crust stuff
fresh cherries
cheesecake
cocao powder



this is the closest i've gotten to making up a baked recipe.  so i'm super excited to see how it goes.
 

October 18th, 2007

(no subject) @ 05:53 pm

thanksgiving dinner....

stuffing - made day before
squash soup
meatloaf
gravy - made day before
mashed potatoes
asparagus pecan saute
green beans with lemon and pine nuts
shoefly pie - made day before
cherry pie - made day before
cheesecake - made day before

cornbread - made by michaels mom
biscuits - made by kyle

totally do-able.  what do you think.
 

mmmm vegan food

i eat too much