Sunday, February 20, 2011

Homemade Vegan Sausages

New Recipe: Homemade Vegan Sausages

Verdict: Yummy! Will definitely make these again and can't wait to try them in many dishes.

Here is the dough before being formed.

One sausage waiting to be rolled up in foil.

All rolled up like Tootsie Rolls.

After steaming, they didn't taste the greatest, so we fried them.

Best decision ever. They crisped up on the outside and tasted awesome.

I served them as part of this nutritious breakfast.

Sausage, stuffed french toast and bloody marys with beer chaser.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Seitan "Hotwings"

Recipe: Vegan Boneless Chickenless Hot Wings found on the amazing VeganDad blog. For the vegan chicken broth powder, I used this recipe.

Verdict: These are awesome. They are so much better than any premade veggie protein that you buy in the store. Even though I was full, I could not stop eating them:) Rob loved them too. He couldn't stop saying things like "fantastic" and "amazing." I will definitely make them again, and I will experiment with different seasonings.

Here is the dough before being shaped and breaded.

Breaded, in the oven and ready to bake.
And the finished product, served with, you guessed it, vegan caesar salad.
Rob un-vegan-ized his by adding parmesan cheese and ranch dressing.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Vegan Caesar Salad (and Blog Name Change)

Well, the original idea of this blog was to challenge myself to make one new recipe a week, totalling 52 new recipes in the year. The year is now over, and I made it to 18 new recipes. I guess I already have enough challenges in my life :) Anyway, I still like cooking and eating, so I have changed the blog a little. I will continue to share any new recipes that I try and the verdict from my household, but I will also start sharing some of ou favorite, tried and true vegetarian recipes. On top of that, I will share our adventures in dining out as picky vegetarians. It should be fun.

New Recipe: Vegan Caesar Salad found on a blog called 101 Cookbooks and originally from the cookbook Veganomicon
Verdict: Yummy! Glad that the recipe makes extra dressing :)

Rob and I had never tried caesar salad as meateaters, and once we became vegetarian we stayed away because of the anchovies. Recently, he had an urge to try a vegetarian version. I found this recipe online and voila.

The dressing was surprisingly garlicky. The croutons were fantastic. And the lettuce, well it was lettucey. Rob had parmesan on his, and said that it really made the dressing sing.
A definite winner.