Friday, December 10, 2010

Smoked tofu sandwiches

slices of homemade bread
smoked tofu, sliced
homemade dill pickles, sliced

Make into sandwiches, yum :o)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

honey garlic udon noodles with tofu (serves 6)

4 packages udon noodles
1 jar honey garlic sauce
1 can mini corn, sliced into rounds
1 package extra firm tofu pressed and diced
1 Tbsp candied ginger diced very fine

Fry up the diced tofu in oil then add the udon noodles, mini corn, honey garlic sauce and ginger. Keep stirring til heated through.

This made a nice meal with vegetarian spring rolls and rice.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Hearty Polish Soup (serves 4-5)

[AKA hard to polish soup]

2 Bavarian smokies sliced and 1/4'ed
3/4 cup diced celery
1 large onion diced

Fry up the above ingredients until tender in a large soup pot, then add:

2 1/2 cups water
3 medium potatoes diced
2 carrots diced
1/2 cup barley

Bring to a boil reduce heat and add:

1 quart tomatoes diced (with juice)
1 tsp. caraway seed
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. seasoning salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper

Simmer till carrots and potatoes are tender.

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Vegan version only needs to have the Bavarian sausages replaced by Yves Bavarian Veggie sausages or leave them out completely, though that would make the soup less spicy-good.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Kt's Vegan Cheesy Sauce

  • 1/2 C Nutritional Yeast Flakes
  • 1/2 C Flour
  • 2 Tsp Salt
  • 2 C Water
  • 1/4 C Melted Margarine
  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
Mix ingredients in a pot over medium heat. Stir until thick.
This Cheesy Sauce tastes good over steamed vegetables or noodles.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Naan Melts (serves 4)

2 Tbsp. butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. minced onion
1 cup diced zucchini, mushrooms, any veg in season
slices of garden fresh tomatoes optional
could use some diced pepperoni etc. too

mozzarella cheese, grated

4 Naans

Melt butter in fry pan, add garlic, and onion. Saute. Add veggies (and sausage, not tomatoes). Saute more til done. Set veggies aside in a bowl.

On a naan spread 1/4 of the veggie mix, cover with optional tomato slices, sprinkle with grated cheese and put back into the fry pan. Cover and cook on medium low for about 2 minutes until cheese is melted. Repeat for all naans.

Of course this would be even better with homemade naans ;o)
Can be made vegan by using soy cheese instead and leaving out the sausage.

Oriental Pork and Beans (serves 8)

2 kg pork, cut into bite sized pieces
4 cups fresh green beans
1 envelope oriental stir-fry spice

In a large fry pan cook the pork in water, simmer 10-15 minutes till cooked through. Add the green beans and 1/2 cup more water. Simmer and steam til beans are cooked yet still a bit crispy. Add another 1/2 cup water if needed, and the spice packet. Stir well till coated.

Serve over rice.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Mushroom Stew (serves 8)

1/2 c. margarine
1 medium onion diced
3 stalks celery diced

4+ cups coarsely diced potatoes
2+ cups coarsely sliced carrots
4+ cups water
2 tsp. seasoning salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1-3 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

2 cups fresh mushrooms quartered
any other veg. wanted - green beans, kernel corn...

1 cup water
1/2 cup white flour

Melt margarine in large pot, stir in onion and celery, saute. Add potatoes and carrots, add water to just cover. Add spices. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer till potatoes are cooked through. Then add mushrooms (and any other veg.) cook till done.

In a mixing cup whisk together the water and flour to make a thick paste. Add to stew, stir thoroughly, simmer till thickened, then serve.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bagels (32 medium)

3c. warm water
1 1/2 Tbsp. white sugar (or honey)
1 Tbsp. yeast

3 eggs

1 1/2 Tbsp. oil
2 tsp. salt

up to 10 cups white flour

In a large bowl mix warm water and sugar, sprinkle yeast over and let sit 10 minutes. Meanwhile in a small bowl, whisk eggs, add oil. Then whisk eggs and salt into the yeast. Add 4 cups flour, mix well, then beat for 1 minute. Add more flour until you can knead a stiff dough. Knead on a floured surface for 5 - 10 minutes until smooth and elastic. Let rise for 30 minutes.

After rising, punch down and cut dough into 8 pieces, then cut each of these into 4 pieces. Roll a piece of dough into a 'snake' that you can wrap around your hand overlapping 1-2 inches into a doughnut shape. Overlap and roll them together to make a smooth join. Place on an oiled cookie sheet until you have all rolled.

Next step: Drop (6-8 at a time) into a boiling water bath, boil one minute, flip, boil another minute, lift with slotted spoon to drain. Place on a cookie sheet sprinkled with cornmeal, could sprinkle them with a pinch of poppy seed while still wet.

Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes, till yummy brown, cool on a towel off the trays.

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See Joanne Gailius' original whole wheat recipe at Full Circle Farms Blog under 'April Bread Recipes'

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Lenten Taco Salad (serves 12)

2 cups TVP (textured vegetable protein)
2 tbsp. soy sauce
1 envelope taco seasoning
2 cups boiling water

1 large head romaine lettuce - shredded
2 tomatoes - diced
1 tin black beans, drained and rinsed
1 pkg. corn chips
1 bottle Catalina salad dressing

Mix TVP, soy sauce, and taco seasoning in a medium bowl. Add boiling water and stir, let sit till water is absorbed. [Chill TVP before adding to salad if you are making ahead, can be added warm if you are eating immediately.]

Put lettuce, tomatoes, and black beans in a large bowl. Just before serving add the TVP mixture and the salad dressing, toss. Add the corn chips last of all to keep them crunchy.

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PS This is the same way we prepare TVP for tacos.