Tuesday, 27 September 2011

I thought I should probably update this thing just to show I'm not dead or whatever...
I've been eating Ribz a LOT and sharing them evangelically. I think Pat from Veggies wants to add them to the menu for the catering trailer, so that's cool!
Anyway, I made this Vegan Mac and Cheese today and it tastes pretty damn good. I would agree with the commenters who say the soy sauce is too much, maybe drop it down to a Tbsp rather than 1/3 cup! Also, I'll add some finely diced onion to it next time.
The main mistake with the directions as they stand on vegweb is this line:
"If you are cooking for yourself, it will last about 5 days if you eat it for all three meals of the day."
Seriously?? It didn't even last 12 hours before I scoffed it all :D

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Vegan Boneless Chickenless Hot Wings

I got a tip to check out the Blog of VeganDad the other day and wow! That was a great tip!
There are a bunch of recipes I want to try from his blog.
I started with this Vegan Hot Wingz
But I did the sweet and sticky version because I had no breadcrumbs to hand.

I think I may have made a mistake by making the sauce while the wingz were in the oven, on my second attempt I put the sauce on before they went in and it was much better!

The chicken broth powder is this little mixture, which I recommend you make a huge batch of and store it in an empty nutritional yeast tub.

Bryanna Grogan posted this on her message board 

BRYANNA'S HOMEMADE VEGAN CHICKEN-STYLE BROTH POWDER 
makes about 1 and 1/2 C. 
Blend in a dry blender: 
1 and 1/3 c. good-tasting nutritional yeast flakes
3 T. onion powder
2 and 1/2 T. sea salt
2 and 1/2 tsp. garlic granules or powder
1 T. soymilk powder
1 T. white beet sugar
1 tsp. dried thyme
1 tsp. finely crumbled dried sage (NOT powdered)
1 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. tumeric 
Store in an airtight container and use 1 level tablespoon per cup of water.


So nothing difficult to find that I haven't already got on the list, but definitely a good one to add to your "what do I do with all this wheat gluten" recipe list :)

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Just a quick update...

I'm not dead...
I finally got around to trying a second attempt at the marshmallow recipe but I failed once again :(

This time I managed to make goop. It is delicious goop, but goop is not Marshmallow. I don't know why it failed this time, I think the only change was the gelling agent, which I thought would be a closer match to the one in the original recipe.. I will have to experiment with the quantities etc.

In other news I found a new food obsession from Susan at Fat Free Vegan. Using most of the same ingredients as the Ribz but this time rolled into a sausage shape and baked in foil.
Go enjoy some Seitan Pepperoni I made this for the first time a week or so ago and I've already found myself making 3 more of them. As they can last a few days, this is quite obsessive!

If anyone has any Vegan recipes they've had trouble finding ingredients for, please comment and let me know so I can include them here...

Quick edit: a piece of info that is quite useful that I just found out. Recipes that ask for baking soda are reffering to bicarbonate of soda, not baking powder. I'm not sure if anyone else has ever been confused and had cake failures because of that, but I have so I thought I'd share :)