Adapted and veganized from Cooking Channel's Chinese Food Made Easy. I used gardein frozen beefless tips for this, but I imagine pieces of seitan would work wonderfully here as well. Serve this with wasabi mayo (recipe below) over some warm flatbread or tortillas...DELICIOUS!! This recipe is so quick and easy to throw together. Cumin is not a spice one might expect to find in a Chinese dish. There is a large population of Muslim Chinese in Beijing. They came from western China and brought with them a unique cuisine that call for the use of spices such as cumin and fennel, which found their way to China along the Silk route. The spices in the dish are distinct and extremely flavourful, and pair amazingly with the fresh scallion and coriander. Please, if you can, take the time to freshly grind your cumin from the whole seeds. I used a mortal and pestle, and it made ALL the difference!
Quick, easy and delicious. This is a wonderfully creamy dip for tortilla chips, or a dairy free topping for tacos or burritos. I kept the spices kind of basic, but I think some chopped jalapeno, or some cumin or chipolte might make a nice addition to this.
This cake has been a HUGE hit with my family. I made it for Mother's Day, mostly for my Granny who was up visiting us for the month. She told me that HER mother, who wasn't much of a baker, used to make this cake all the time in a cast iron pan. I was glad I could make a cake that brought back such fond memories for her. The cake was such a hit that it was requested again for Father's Day. Please note that you need melted margarine (nonhydrogenated) as well as unsweetened pineapple juice TWICE in this recipe. I have broken up the measurements for your convenience. I find that there is exactly 3/4 cup pineapple juice that comes in the can of unsweetened pineapple rings that I get at Whole Foods. The first time I made this cake, I bought extra juice, but found I didn't even need it! And... I must add that this cake smells completely and utterly DIVINE while it's baking. It's all I can do to keep from eating it right out of the oven :) p.s. I don't use the cherries, becasue I think they're gross, BUT I hear it's traditional so I listed them ;)
I got the idea for this from the Whole Foods recipe website, and, of course, added some extra spices to make it a bit more interesting. This was a great recipe to clean out the leftover quinoa, dried cranberries and almonds I had in my cubard! Quinoa is naturally wheat and gluten free and is a good source of complete protein for vegans and vegetarians. Be sure to rinse your quinoa really well under cold running water to remove any of the bitter coating from the outside! If you do not have garam masala, your favorite curry poweder will work too.
This is a great side dish to accompany any Mexican themed meal, and it's a nice change from rice (the side dish I make most often with Mexican food). Dare to be different sometimes! I always enjoy trying new WHOLE grains. Please, don't let the fact that millet is usually the number one ingredient in bird seed put you off. Millet is highly nutritious, non-glutinous and like buckwheat and quinoa, is not an acid forming food, so is soothing and easy to digest. When cooked, millet is soft, almost creamy with a bit of a crunch on the outside. Recipe adaped from Veganomicon, The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook! I believe original recipe called for fresh tomatoes instead of the canned
No anchovies or raw egg in this delicious, creamy, vegan version of Caesar salad dressing. Ground almonds add a nice texture to the dressing as well, quite similar to that of the grated hard cheese found in the traditional recipe. Serve this over chopped romaine lettuce and home made croutons! From Veganomicon, the Ultimate Vegan Cookbook
This is the pasta dish I made for Mother's Day, with the help of my dear niece, Taya. She even chose the pasta shape: mini wagon wheels! I really like how the "base" of this dish turned out, using the diced tomatos, balsamic and tamari. This will probably lend itself to many different vegetable variations in the future! Leftovers tasted even better the next day
Looking for a change from serving hummus as your appetizer? Muhammara is traditionally a hot pepper dip, orignating in Syria. This rich and delicious milder version uses roasted red peppers and goes wonderfully with pita bread, pita chips, raw veggies or spread on crusty toasted bread. It's nice to make this a day ahead to let the flavors blend and intensify overnight. Feel free to increase the amount of crushed red pepper to kick up the heat a bit!
This is my vegan substitute for scrambled eggs. Super simple, nothing fancy, great addition to a vegan brunch, omni and kid friendly! If you don't have unsweetened soy creamer, unsweetened almond or soy milk works just fine...
A delicious, healthy, easy, and custardy vegan French toast from Isa Chandra Moskowitz's new cookbook, "Vegan Brunch". Recipe is very low effort but requires 30 minutes soaking time.
TIP: These french toast recipes call for stale bread because it’s going to be soaking up custard, but you still want the bread to hold its shape. Fresh bread will get mushy and, worst case scenario, fall apart. A 3 day old loaf should be just fine and 5 days old might be too late (make it into breadcrumbs instead.) If you have only a fresh baguette, toast slices at 300°F oven for about 10 minutes, until they are hardened a bit but not toasted.
This was inspired from the lovely little butternut squashes at the Farmer's Market last week. I used my recipe: recipe #84474 as a base, switched the sweet potatoes for butternut squash, and added a can of coconut milk, and came up with this! I did take the time to toast and grind whole cumin and corriander, but feel free to use the already-ground versions of these spices as well. Also, roasting your butternut squash with some salt pepper and curry powder brings a wonderfully deep and carmelized flavor to your curry
Delicious dairy-free version of cucumber dressing. I liked to use 2 small cucumbers, rather than 1 large because of the seeds. IF using a large or non-organic cucumber, make sure there is no wax on the peel, and scrap some of the seeds out! For a thicker, creamier dressing add more cashews and less water; for a thinner, lighter dressing add more water and fewer nuts.
This recipe is very versatile because it can be made in the form of muffins, bread or CAKE! If you like, you can add a bit less sugar and leave out the chocolate chips and make it more appropriate for breakfast/brunch. Walnut are are great addition, but are by no means necessary. I think these are amazing just as they are. From: Joy of Vegan Baking! Please note: Cook time for MUFFINS is stated below. If baking as a "bread" or cake it should probably bake for 40-45 minutes
From Joy of Vegan Baking. These are AMAZING!! In this recipe, the eggs are replaced with ground flax seeds. When using ground flax seed to replace eggs in a baking recipe, the ratio is always 1 TBSP flax seed to 3 TBSP water. Ground flax seed has a bit of a nutty flavor and it is best used in recipes like pancakes, waffles, muffins, breads and oatmeal cookies, and as an added bonus, flax seeds are the most concentrated source of omega-3 fatty acids.
I have been making seitan quite a bit lately, and have been trying various cooking methods (baking, steaming and now simmering). One of the more difficult methods as far as consistancy goes, (so I've read), is simmered seitan. The following recipe I found in La Dolce Vegan cookbook, and it sounded so simple and mistake proof, I had to try it. I have now conquered my fear of simering seitan in broth!! Recipe can be doubled, and the pieces can be cut into nuggets, strips or cutlet sized pieces.
This pie is delicious, and no one will EVER miss the eggs. You can use this filling with your favorite home made pie crust, or store bought. I made this for Thanksgiving 2009 using this crust: Recipe #404587 Because I didn't have clove, I used 1/2 tsp cinnamon PLUS from Pampered Chef, which has a mix of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. I also used candied pecans for the top. From: Joy of Vegan Baking
This recipe makes two (2) pie crusts, and freezes VERY well. This recipe can be made by hand, or using a food processor. (I make mine by hand since I do not own one). Please make sure not to overprocess the ingredients, as this will result in a very tough crust, not tender and flaky as it should be! The key to a flaky crust is to have all the ingredients COLD when you start. I like to put everything (flour and all) in the freezer for up to 30 minutes before I start. You may also use 1 cup of vegetable shortning, or 1 cup of non-dairy butter, instead of 1/2 cup of each. I prefer using a mix of the two!