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We're bankrupt today so I can't go shopping. I do have some spinach though and rice and beans so I'm thinking Lolo's Lemon Tahini Rice and Beans mmmm. Last night was Millet and spinach polenta from Vegan with a Vengeance with a split pea pattie and steamed spinach (yes, am on a spinach bender it would appear) and the night before that I had Lemon Millet Winter Casserole (cause it's freezing in Aus at the moment!)

As for sweet potato recipes, bring them on!! I ADORE sweet potato!!

ETA: I make my own seitan from a PPK recipe which involves wrapping it in foil and baking it. I had disaster after disaster with trying to simmer it, it always just tasted like glue to me, but baking it is super yummy!! http://www.postpunkkitchen.com/forum...c.php?id=15959
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ETA: I make my own seitan from a PPK recipe which involves wrapping it in foil and baking it. I had disaster after disaster with trying to simmer it, it always just tasted like glue to me, but baking it is super yummy!! http://www.postpunkkitchen.com/forum...c.php?id=15959[/QUOTE]

You know, I've been thinking about making that "Seitan O'Greatness." It's popped up on every food blog I read. Well, one more day 'til school's out...I can experiment this summer. I've been making the Faux Chicken seitan from La Dolce Vegan...we've really enjoyed that.

We had such a simple dinner tonight...I was so exhausted, thank God I had cooked food in the fridge...some anasazi beans I made this weekend (why are these so tasty?), kale, and the last of a loaf of oatmeal bread I made on Sunday, turned into thick garlic toast. DH and DS had some cottage cheese with this, as well. I beans and greens!

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It's really good! I've made a few different flavourings (have a bad stomach and that one's a bit spicy for me) and all of them have come out wonderfully.

I had a change of plans. I'm having Eggplant Pancakes Florentine from the fat free vegan blog.
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Lentils and Rice with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms - adapted from "Vegan Planet"

1 C dried brown lentils, rinsed
2 T olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
half dozen (or more) mushrooms, sliced
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 C rice
3 C water
soy sauce, S&P, other seasonings to taste

Partly cook lentils in water to cover, boiling 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Heat 1 T olive oil in skillet over medium. Add onions, mushrooms and garlic and cook to lightly brown. Remove 1/2 of the onion/mushroom mixture and set aside.

Add lentils to the remaining onions/mushrooms in the skillet. Toss in 1 C of rice and 3 C water. Herbs/seasonings also added at this point. Bring to a boil and cook, uncovered, 20-30 minutes (I find it takes closer to 20). Remove from heat, cover, and let sit another 10-15 minutes.

In a second, small skillet - heat remaining T of oil. Caramelize the reserved 1/2 of the onion/mushroom mixture.

Place rice/lentils in serving dish and top with caramelized onion/mushroom mixture.
I made this last night but used brown rice instead so I didn't pre-cook the lentils at all, just threw them in with the rice and the sauteed stuff, spices and the water and cooked it all for 45 minutes. Worked out great! I think next time I might try a mixture of brown and wild rice. Thanks for the recipe!

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I made tofu green curry!! mmm!! I had green curry on mon BUT ill always eat it again..and right now dp is gone to get a cheesless pizza with xtra veg mmm

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Errr I'm having pumpkin waffles from VwaV ::: They have PUMPKIN therefore are a healthy dinner right? Mmmmm the batter smells awesome.
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We're at a SciFi con this weekend, so I had a bowl of instant-just-add-hot-water curry lentil soup from the bulk aisle at the co-op doctored up with a pinch more curry, garlic powder, 1/4 cup of dry ww couscous and a handful of raisins. And a salad.
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Last night was take out pineapple pizza without cheese and a salad. yummmmmmmmmmmmm

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Last night was take out pineapple pizza without cheese and a salad. yummmmmmmmmmmmm
Yum! One of my favourite pizza topping combinations is pineapple and hot peppers. Very, very complimentary.
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Last night was mini pita pizzas (fennel-tempeh topping) and a huge green salad.

Tonight? Gotta do something with the humungous cauliflower in my fridge.
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Yum! One of my favourite pizza topping combinations is pineapple and hot peppers. Very, very complimentary.
I've never tried it with hot peppers I'm going to next time, thanks for the tip!! Sounds delish.

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Last night was mini pita pizzas (fennel-tempeh topping) and a huge green salad.

Tonight? Gotta do something with the humungous cauliflower in my fridge.
Ooh, try the cauliflower spilt pea curry that I posted!
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Mmm, looks good, Michelle!

I didn't get to it; instead, I just had leftover tempeh pizza. Yum.
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Errr I'm having pumpkin waffles from VwaV ::: They have PUMPKIN therefore are a healthy dinner right? Mmmmm the batter smells awesome.
Anything with pumpkin is healthy!

Tonight we're having homemade yukon gold baked fries, caper hummus, whole wheat pita bread, and salad.

Last night we had leftover restaurant vegan pizza and salad.

Tomorrow we'll be having Soy Garden tofu burgers on buns with more potatoes and greens.

(We can only use a toaster oven right now so our meal options are very limited.)

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Pumpkin waffles were AWESOME!! They tasted just like the pumpkin muffins in VwaV. I had them with maple syrup and a slice of soy bacon (even though I'm not supposed to have soy I risked it and it was totally worth the risk. Problem is now I want it all the time!!)

Last night was another VwaV one, Fettucine Alfreda, I wasn't super keen on it. I halved the nut. yeast and it was still too much. I might try it again but next time I'll only use 1/4 of a cup. Plus I bought a cheaper nut. yeast thinking I'd save some money but it's :Puke

Tonight I'm thinking the kidney bean burgers with mint sauce I think I stole from the fat free vegan blog but I really can't remember where I pilfered the recipe from
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Tonight we had takeout...i know horrible..I started cooking and dp decided he wanted chicken lol...luckily the Harveys is conected and I got a veggie burger, baked potato and salad...extra pickles and hotpeppers on my burger mmmm

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Tonight is just lentil burgers. Making 2 cups of lentils lasts for 3-4 days for us. Instead of coming up with new recipes DH has been asking for the same stuff. Apparently they are tasty.

Speaking of lentils, the ones I jsut used up were crimson. The ones I just bought are green. DH says they taste totally different (I haven't made the green ones yet so have no clue). What are some good recipes for the green ones? We love the things I've been making with the crimson ones but DH says they taste different enough he's not sure you could substitute them.

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Tonight was Garden Veggie Burgers and brown rice, with spinach from the garden mixed in. Plus salad with lettuce from our garden. No tomatoes yet, but I do see yellow tomato flowers. : Soon, soon.
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we just had Deep South Brown Rice and Beans withe corn bread and a nice salad

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i used some fresh rhubarb and scallions from my garden to make crunchy rhubarb-apple salad. OH MY GOSH was it good!!! so easy and so so so yummy!
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We had soup...just noodles, pea, greenbeans, and corn. It was pretty tasty though! My noodles went weird and gelled up on me. I cooked them first and then added them to the broth. I had to rinse them since they gelled and I just went to put the leftovers in the fridge and they had done it again!

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Recipe please!!

We had Shepards pie for dinner tonight, it was soooo good.

I'm totally craving dessert though...
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I made some channa masala type thing with ww chapatis and a tossed salad

I used garlic, potatos, chickpeas, 1/2 can of tomatoes, tomato paste, lemon juic, tumeric, cumin, pepper flakes and masala...and serrved it over rice.

The chapatis just used ww flour, water, a lil oil and a pinch salt fried for 5 ish min.

Dp LOVED dinner tonight lol

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We had the "shake & bake" tofu (Dolce Vegan) and roasted cauliflower. I have to admit, I am rather addicted to that tofu recipe.... had it twice this week. Ok, twice in the last two days..... :
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We had super cheap Lentil and Veggie soup with dumplings. I got the recipe from the Hillbilly Housewife (www.hillbillyhousewife.com), tweaked it a bit, and it was really yummy. It could be vegan without the dumplings.

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Recipe please!!

We had Shepards pie for dinner tonight, it was soooo good.

I'm totally craving dessert though...
i'm just now seeing this.
i will be back with it when i'm not NAK.

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Tonight i'm making pasta, tomato sauce with crushed tomatoes, carrots, garlic,celery,portabello mushrooms,red peppers, and spices with t.v.p.....not my fav meal but a good fallback and im cooking for my dad whos omni but really enjoys tvp lol!

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We have an omni employee here for a few days so tonight we are doing stuffed bell peppers. I figure thats user friendly enough that he won't be tempted to go to McDonald's right afterward.

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Is this a vegan-only thread or can I post an ovo-veg recipe?
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Eggs and dairy postings are fine! We're not all vegan here
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