Sunday, September 23, 2007

Vietnamese Seitan Baguette with Savory Broth Dip, German Chocolate Cake

Dinner 9/23

Vietnamese Seitan Baguette with Savory Broth Dip


German Chocolate Cake

Post-Indians clinching, post-Browns adding to the litany of last-second losses with catchy names (Red Right 88, The Fumble, The Drive and now, The Time-Out), post-afternoon birthday celebration (German Chocolate Cake) there came the question of dinner... Not really hungry for a full meal, more like a nosh, while watching the Simpsons (new intro? whoa!)

So we decide to dip into one of the test recipes for the soon-to-be-released Veganomicon... Vietnamese Seitan Baguette with Savory Broth Dip. We used our home made pickles instead of the cucumber (as we were out) but man, was this thing good!

Seitan, red onions, cilantro, pickles, vegenaise on a baguette, served with a five-spice, red pepper, garlic, ginger and lime juice dipping broth. It was exactly the right thing at the right time. We can't wait for the book to come out!

Our daughter's birthday cake was adapted from "Sinfully Vegan" (p.71) that uses Vegenaise and Apple Sauce in the cake batter -- an excellent choice by the birthday girl!

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