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Ciabatta Grilled Cheese

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The billionth time I’ve posted the grilled cheese sandwich from The Uncheese Cookbook, but I just had to show you how pretty it looks on ciabatta bread!
Stay tuned for posts from my trip to New York!

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July 28, 2009 at 10:20 pm

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Smothered Cabbage 2.0

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With the leftovers of the smothered cabbage I made a stirfry, with still more celery, and turned the flavour in an Asian direction. I wish I remember exactly what I put in it, but I’m a naughty food blogger. There was hoisin and ginger and sesame seeds… etc.
In the pan!
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July 26, 2009 at 4:20 am

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Omelettes!

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This is my favourite thing so far from the Vegan Brunch cookbook. Well, other than the crepes. Another great use for chickpea flour, and I found these not to be too chickpea flour-y nor too tofu-y. Just fluffy and comforting. I made a kind of rancheros filling, with tomatoes, garlic, bottled cactus, and salsa.

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July 24, 2009 at 12:52 am

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Leftovers and Spicy Smothered Cabbage

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I don’t have a microwave, so I heat things up in a pan. Hence, I decided to “deconstruct” the lasagna a little for reheating purposes. I couldn’t resist roasting up some more zucchini, too. Then I had extra red cabbage, so I made the Spicy Smothered Green Cabbage from Vegan Soul Kitchen, substituting my red for the book’s green. I also added some celery slices. I’ve loved everything I’ve made from this book! Uncomplicated, tasty stuff.

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July 16, 2009 at 4:15 am

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Mack’s Birthday Dinner

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I decided to make an Italian dinner for Mackenzie’s 27th birthday (straying from the theme for dessert– I wanted to make another pie. No birthday cake for this boy; I’m currently caked out.) While the lasagna was in the oven we ate antipasti from recipes in Nonna’s Italian Kitchen: delicious! Broiled vegetables– the portobello, asparagus, and yellow squash broiled in the red wine vinegar dressing, the green zucchini in olive oil and salt, and the red pepper just plain after de-skinning. Along with the plate of roasted vegetables we also had the Raw Tomato Sauce on baguette slices from the same book. Then the lasagna (red and white variation with pine nut cream) from Veganomicon. I’ve made this for a potluck before so it was tried and true. Then the pie– blueberry lemon from Farm Journal Complete Pie Cookbook. A feast!

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July 14, 2009 at 2:52 pm

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Curried Scrambled Tofu with Cabbage and Caraway

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From Vegan Brunch. Tasty; I wanted to try it even though I’m not the biggest scrambled tofu fan. It’s a shame that red cabbage can go so grey in cooking sometimes, but it didn’t take away from the taste. I’m still not the biggest scrambled tofu fan, but this was pretty good. I’ll save my gushing for the omelettes from that book– post to come in future days!

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July 13, 2009 at 4:45 pm

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Lemon “Chicken”

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Here we have vegan lemon chicken, pretty much based on thisrecipe, except I used canned chicken-style gluten, pictured below. I had no idea what this canned gluten was going to be like, and it was pretty good! Your basic seitan, in strips and chunks. I halved the batter recipe, and I realized just now that I think I forgot to halve the water amount, which is why I had such puzzlingly thin batter (for the latter half I actually started dipping the slices in batter, dredging them in flour and then back in the batter for a thicker coating, but this obviously wouldn’t have been necessary if I’d halved the recipe properly!) I added some turmeric to the sauce, for a yellow colour, but it was a little neon for my tastes in the end. The pieces also didn’t brown, so that detracts from the aesthetics as well (but I’ve figured this out, too– the batter coverage was so thin that I couldn’t leave the pieces in the oil long enough to brown, because that would have just murdered the exposed seitan parts…) Anyways, tasty if not as pretty as the lemon chicken I remember. You can’t go far wrong with deep fried!

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July 13, 2009 at 2:45 am

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