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#61 of 386 Old 01-05-2008, 10:28 PM
 
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We had home made whole wheat pasta using "flax eggs" to replace the egg in the recipe, with "kind of" home made tomato sauce (it was really a can of crushed tomatoes, a can of diced tomatoes and some herbs that I added in).
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I am making stuffed peppers over sliced potatoes from the vegetarian meat and potatoes cookbook, with collard greens and kale On the side.

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I have been really sick all day. I was finally starving around 3 and I got up and made the Three-Bean Tomato Curry Soup from Vive Le Vegan. We had that with Naan from Trader Joe's. Cooking must have wiped me out because I immediately went and laid back down and just woke up again. Thankfully DH has been watching DS all day as I have just been out of it!

Good soup though, DH really liked it.

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Feel better Jadzia!

Tuno, RIP. Tonight was the last of it in tuno noodle casserole. Tomorrow begins a week of recipes from The Vegetarian 5 Ingredient Gourmet. Hoping it will be full of yummy things that take little time and cash!

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Tomorrow begins a week of recipes from The Vegetarian 5 Ingredient Gourmet. Hoping it will be full of yummy things that take little time and cash!
I'll be looking forward to you posts....always looking for yummy things that require few ingredients and therefore little cash!!
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We had sichuan orange seitan, garlic green beans and steamed rice. It was great!

I made a whole bunch of seitan this afternoon and now have a few ziploc bags in the freezer at-the-ready.
I heart seitan so much, but I've never frozen it. It freezes well? Do you put it in the bag with some of the broth? Do tell.

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I am making stuffed peppers over sliced potatoes from the vegetarian meat and potatoes cookbook, with collard greens and kale On the side.
We had stuffed peppers too, which DH really liked. We were supposed to have roasted root veggies on the side, but I got to nursing the little and they burned. So it was avocado and tomato slices instead.

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I make mine dry-baked, so they're simply these little deflated balls of baked seitan. I slice them thinly, and use them in stir-fries, baked dishes, etc. I find the trick is slicing them - they get a really nice texture.
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this sounds really good. I can't get pre-made cajun seasoning here though, do you mind telling me what spices it contains? thanks.
the ingredients say:
Garlic, black peppper, cayenne pepper, oregano, celery salt, paprika, and dried red and green bell pepper
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Today I made cornmeal crusted tofu, chipotle mayo, and coleslaw.

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Tonight will be tofu & sweet potato curry from the 5-Ingredient Vegetarian Gourmet. I'll let you know how it is 2Pink. It doesn't look particularly inspiring, but hopefully it will taste fab-o over jasmine rice.

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i also made a huge batch of seitan yesterday and froze some. monica, i throw mine in a tupperware covered with the broth, yes.

so last night was chili con carne with zucchini...tonight is either a seitan & mushroom stroganoff with green beans or a roasted gralic soup with great northern beans, carrots and some kind of green, plus garlic bread. i'm not sure yet. whatever's not made tonight will be tomorrow's menu.

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Tonight was leftovers, since we were out much of the day.

Steamed rice, tempeh "bacon" strips (VwaV) and - for me - lots and lots of Sriracha sauce. Or, as we call it, "Rooster sauce".
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I'm making the beanball subs from Veganomicon for dinner tonight.
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Feel better Jadzia!
Thank you! I am still sick today but I think I am over the hump. I had to drag myself out of the house today. It was my mother's 77th birthday and we all went to PF Chang's to celebrate. We ate enough in the afternoon there that we ended up not having any dinner tonight, just a snack.

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Tomorrow begins a week of recipes from The Vegetarian 5 Ingredient Gourmet. Hoping it will be full of yummy things that take little time and cash!
I love that cookbook.

Definitely try the sweet & savory baked tofu (that has become a staple around here). I also love the Cranberry Cole Slaw, and the Shake & Bake Tofu.

I find that cookbook is great for simple side dishes. Either I pick a few from the cookbook to serve together as a meal or I get a recipe there for a sidedish when I am making a more complicated main dish for dinner.

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DH went snowboarding with his friends then out for drinks and pizza after, so now he is making me boxed shells & chreese.

While he was gone I made some choc. chip cookies from VWAV

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Tonight was leftover curried tofu & sweet potatoes from the 5 Ingredient Veggie Gourmet. To give it some flare (it was very bland last night), DH added a few tablespoons of Patak's mild curry paste. What a difference it made! I don't know if my curry powder was bad, or if 1 tsp (per the recipe) wasn't even close to enough to give this dish any taste or what, but I'd definitely make this again with the Patak's or at least 1 T of curry powder.

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dinner was homemade black bean burgers served with raw cheeses with homemade buns and a salad.


 

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Mushroom Stroganoff from The Vegetarian Mother's Cookbook...

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Mushroom Stroganoff from The Vegetarian Mother's Cookbook...
Too funny...we had stroganoff too, but just a recipe I made as I went along We also had what was supposed to be roasted asparagus, but I burnt it up. I couldn't eat it, but DH loved it

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You know, I don't think I have ever had stroganoff in my life. But I always see it mentioned on here, so I must be missing out. (I am actually not even sure what it is, some sort of pasta?)

Tonight was leftovers, so I could drag myself out and do some shopping. Hit Trader Joe's & Whole Foods so I have ingredients to try some new recipes this week. I am going to attempt the Sunflower Lentil pie from Vive Le Vegan. Not sure what day I will make it, sometime this week.

I also picked up this yummy looking whole-wheat naan bread from WF. I have an idea for it I have been thinking about for some time: Indian pizza. I want to add curry powder to pizza sauce and make a pizza with chickpeas, spinach, soy mozzarella, maybe some scallions and top it with little Indian chaat rice crispy/crackers. (I bought them at an Indian grocery and looking for a creative way to use them.) Maybe drizzle a little chutney on top?

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Jadzia, you could (depending on your chutney) replace the pizza sauce with it. I do that when I make Mexican pizza--I prebake the crust, then spread it with refried beans and put salsa over that, skipping the regular red sauce altogether.
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Last night we had vegetable springrolls, lemon "chicken" (using tofu) and steamed rice. The tofu was incredible. I am loving my new Bryanna cookbook!
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Last night was vegetable briyani. Oh, so yummy!
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Last night we had a broccoli/tofu/pasta casserole, roasted acorn squash, and garlicky kale from VwaV. I've never tried that recipe before. I think I'll have to serve it weekly from now on. So good!

Tonight we're having some mystery lentils I took out of the freezer. I have no idea what it was the first time...soup? stew? I'm thinking I may drain off the (very small amount) of liquid and use it as a shepherd's pie filling. Wish me luck.

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We're doing a VwaV-esque dinner tonight, too - mashed potatoes, punk rock chickpea gravy and garlicky kale.
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Ha! We had mushroom stroganoff tonight, too! That is too funny. We also had sweet carrot salad on the side (I LOVE my new food processor! It shredded 7 carrots in like 10 seconds. So awesome).

Now I'm really looking for something dessert-y....but I don't know what. Chocolate's out, DH is allergic...maybe snickerdoodles...or those maple cookies from VwaV...

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Ha! We had mushroom stroganoff tonight, too! That is too funny. We also had sweet carrot salad on the side (I LOVE my new food processor! It shredded 7 carrots in like 10 seconds. So awesome).

Now I'm really looking for something dessert-y....but I don't know what. Chocolate's out, DH is allergic...maybe snickerdoodles...or those maple cookies from VwaV...
i got one too, and i LOVE it!! shredding carrots is fun now!

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i got one too, and i LOVE it!! shredding carrots is fun now!
Totally! The sentence "What else can I shred?...." actually went through my head today after the carrots were done!

I'm thinking potatoes are next, for hash browns.

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pixieto - Would love that lemon chx recipe if you don't mind sharing.
I'm making millet broccoli croquettes with white bean aioli from V'con and a green salad.

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Recipe #2 from the Veg 5 Ingredient Gourmet - Adzuki Beans with Broccoli and Miso. Only modification was adding garlic. Very yummy...quick and easy! I'd definitely do this one again.

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