Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Happy Accident: Oil Free and Still Delicious

I was making Isa's Lemon Gem cupcakes with whole wheat flour and whole sugar while two children climbed all over me. It was not until I put them in the oven did I realize that I forgot to add oil. My accidental Engine 2 Diet cupcakes actually turned out great.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Americana-Style Seitan

I used up the last of the batch of seitan I made. This time made it with a mushroom gravy, wilted garden-grown kale with nooch, and rustic mashed potatoes.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Vegan Children Say the Darnedest Things

I introduced my son and daughter to the culinary delight of a blood orange yesterday. I was a bit dramatic about it, but they loved it. Today, I brought one with me as a snack when I picked up my son from school. He informed me that they were strawberry oranges. I guess he wasn't pleased with the nonvegan terminology.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Making Barbecue Brisket Sandwiches

I made a barbecue brisket with the seitan I made the other day. I put it in a sandwich with Dave's Killer Bread, dill pickle, raw onions, and Vegenaise. It was terrific. The only downside is I can't use a barbecue grill here in the apartment complex, so that is something I can look forward to at our new house. Liquid smoke only goes so far. I just can't get over the wonderful texture of the seitan. I totally had some rookie luck with it.