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Neighbour Dinner!

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I am a lucky girl– my new next door neighbour is not only a riot, but also a vegan, an awesome cook, and a kind of person who knocks on your door and asks you over to eat delicious dinners on his balcony!

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June 29, 2009 at 3:19 am

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Lemon Pepper Tofu

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I made the leftovers from the last meal into dirty rice (voila! by mixing them with rice) and made the Lemon Pepper Tofu from Vegan Brunch. It was alright. the book warns against using cheap dusty lemon pepper, and I think mine was ultimately too cheap and dusty. But okay.

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June 25, 2009 at 2:27 pm

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Cajun-Creole-Spiced Tempeh

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Wow. I love Vegan Soul Kitchen. This is a great tempeh recipe. First the tempeh is poached in broth, then fried in (quite a bit of) olive oil, then tossed in a spice/herb blend. My pieces broke up a lot in the tossing process, but it’s likely because I had to toss the mixture in a covered pot instead of a paper bag like the book suggests. I’m barely going to the liquor store this month (the dissertation calls), so I don’t have any paper bags on hand for once! To go with I made collards with mushrooms and tomatoes and garlic, and mashed yams with some lime juice, cardamom and cinnamon added.

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June 18, 2009 at 11:44 pm

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All Dressed Nachos

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Here’s a HUGE pan of nachos, and they were so good. I made a batch of the nacho cheez sauce from The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook, which by itself is not one of the best sauces in the book, but provides a nice saucy salty backdrop. I actually added some tomatillo salsa to it. Then we have refried beans: an onion sauteed in olive oil, then some shakes of hot smoked paprika and coriander, then a mashed can of pintos, all mixed and warmed up together. Other toppings? Oh, let’s see: some canned green chiles, some chopped-up bottled cactus (this is a GREAT addition to nachos, I got mine from Mex-I-Can) and some regular salsa. After broiling the nachos I added guacamole, of course. These nachos were awesome and definitely an emotional eater’s dream!

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June 17, 2009 at 1:25 pm

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“Chicken” Kale Crepes

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Another round with the crepes. This time I made the mushroom gravy from Vegan Brunch (delicious, if a teensy bit on the gluey side). That’s what you see under the crepes. For the filling I sauteed my last Gardein chicken breast and combined it with some of the gravy and chopped steamed red kale. These were very tasty, too, and the filling suited crepes quite well.

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June 15, 2009 at 10:11 pm

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Ethiopian Crepes

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Another winning recipe from Vegan Brunch: Ethiopian Crepes! That’s a bit of the filling on top: I used dried split fava beans instead of lentils. And that’s some choy sum under the crepes. This was soo tasty, and no need to save making it for brunch.

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June 15, 2009 at 1:31 am

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Smoky Hot Hummus

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I hadn’t made hummus in a long time; it’s one of those things I made all the time years ago when I first went vegetarian, and then eventually stopped making almost because it was such a standby. Anyways, in this version I added some hot smoked paprika along with the usual suspects (lemon juice, tahini, salt, pepper, garlic, chickpeas) and came up with something that both looked and tasted a bit like taramasalata, a smoked fish roe spread I used to eat in Greek restaurants. Who knew? Of course, this was less fishy and salty, and hotter, than tarama– but reminiscent nonetheless. Interesting!

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June 10, 2009 at 12:36 am

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