Monday, February 27, 2012

Vegan Banh Mi.

So why have I not tried this before??? This was amazing! Got the recipe here and gave it a go. One of the best sandwiches I've ever had at home. I used regular radishes because I couldn't find daikon at the store. And I also used baked tofu that I prepared yesterday. I can't believe how good this was. Go make this NOW.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

A.A.T. Sandwich and Linda McCartney's Tuscan Bean and Cabbage Soup

This is seriously an amazing sandwich. Take two slices of Ezekiel sprouted grain bread, pop them in the toaster to brown. In the meantime, take a handful of arugula and toss with a little lemon juice and olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. When toast is done, spread some Vegenaise on both. Top one with the arugula salad, sliced avocado and the other with sliced tomato. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper. Close sandwich and eat. Trust me, it's good!

This soup recipe I got from Linda McCartney's book "Linda's Kitchen". It's an adapted version of her Tuscan Bean and Cabbage Soup. I did everything as written but added zucchini, potatoes, summer savory and a touch of mellow red miso paste.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Szechuan Cabbage and Tofurky.

Kind of a weird pairing but it worked well on top of brown rice. The cabbage was deliciously flavored with a sauce made with sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar and rice vinegar. I got the recipe from The Complete Vegan Kitchen.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Pasta Puttanesca

Really easy weeknight pasta recipe from The Mediterrasian Way cookbook, also posted on the website. I substituted 1 tsp. red miso paste for the anchovies, crushed red chili flakes for the red chili and crushed tomatoes instead of diced tomato. Turned out fabulous. Husband loved it too.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Semi-Homemade Vegan Pizza.

I was craving pizza so I made this after a trip to Trader Joe's to get pizza dough, marinara sauce, heirloom tomatoes, cremini mushrooms and tofurky sausage. I added lots of garlic and onions too.

I like to dress up my pizza with a fresh arugula salad that was tossed in a light olive oil/lemon juice/salt and pepper dressing.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Gluten Free Cinnamon Raisin Flatbread

This recipe caught my eye and I decided to give it a try since I had almost all the ingredients. I used cranberries instead of raisins and used canola instead of coconut oil. I also added sunflower seeds for some crunch. It's pretty interesting, kind of like a thick, firm pancake. It doesn't have much sweetness so you'll have to rely on your nut butter or jam to kick it up. It's a pretty good snack to have around if you're trying to stay away from breads made with white flour.