Thursday, November 29, 2012
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
From "Chloe's Kitchen" by Chloe Coscarelli.
As you know, we still had some pumpkin left over after the holiday, so these wonderful cupcakes fit the bill.
In other news, we still have two giant pumpkins sitting here.
It's going to be a long winter. ;)
Posted by tofu at 11:53 PM
Thursday, November 22, 2012
What The Hell Does A Vegan Eat For Thanksgiving Anyway? 2012 Edition 11/22
Pierogi (Cabbage / Potato & Mushroom)
Braised Brussels Sprouts
Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake
A photo essay...
Tiny, tiny carrots...
...which took forever to prep...
...but were oh-so-tasty ;)
Also, Braised Brussels Sprouts
The dough for the dinner rolls was allowed to rise twice -- the third time they were formed into balls and put into a greased cast-iron skillet...
...where they rose again...
... and baked.
The apple turnovers were assembled right before dinner and put into the oven just as we sat down.
The Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake was made the day before, and taken out of the fridge about a hour beforehand.
Plated together, a beautiful pair
Finally, the aftermath: Carrothenge!
Later, bourbon and a nap...
Posted by tofu at 11:01 PM
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
It's comfort food time!
A simple Pot Pie: carrot, onion, celery, garlic, mushrooms, green beans and potatoes along with a sauce of white wine, veg stock, tamari, cornstarch slurry, salt and pepper, finished with biscuit dough dropped on top before baking.
Posted by tofu at 11:58 PM
Monday, November 12, 2012
Jerusalem Artichoke Bisque
We had a bumper crop of Jerusalem Artichokes growing on our front yard -- completely unbeknown to us until we went to clear out the front garden.
Hey! bonus food! ;)
Posted by tofu at 11:59 PM
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Collard Greens with Coconut Curry Sauce, Tea-Smoked Tofu Squares, Deep-Fried Rice Balls and Braised Bok Choy
Collard Greens with Coconut Curry Sauce
Tea-Smoked Tofu Squares
Deep-Fried Rice Balls
Braised Bok Choy
A riff on a house favorite recipe, putting all the elements in a bowl instead of our usual method of plating...
Portion a block of extra-firm tofu into 16 squares and smoked it with oolong tea for 20 minutes. Then stir-fry the tofu in the wok with a little splash of tamari at the end of cooking. Set aside.
(We also added a few shiitake mushrooms -- totally optional)
In the same wok, cook the bok choy. Cut the bok choy in half and rinse. Over med-high heat, add 1 tsp. of canola oil to the wok and sear quickly on both sides. Add a splash of tamari and water, turn to coat the bok choy and reduce the heat down to low and put a lid on to cover for 5-7 minutes. Set aside.
Make fresh rice, save a little for the bottom of the bowl and form the rest into golf-ball sized pieces and deep-fry for 30-45 seconds at 375F. Set aside.
In a wok on med-high heat add 1 tbs. canola oil, 1 tsp. garlic, 1 tsp. ginger. Cook for 30 seconds until aromatic, then add the thinly cut collards greens and turn constantly. Cook for five minutes, until the collards are softened. Add a splash of tamari, turn to coat, cook for one additional minute. Remove from the wok and keep warm.
Next, make the curry sauce in the same wok -- add 1 tsp. of canola oil and stir-fry 2 tbs. of shallots and 1 tbs. garlic until fragrant, then add 1/2 can of coconut milk, and whisk in 1 tbs. red curry paste (more or less depending on your personal preference), 1/2 of a lime, juiced, 1 tsp. of agave and a splash of tamari. Bring to a simmer and cook for 2-3 minutes until slightly reduced. Add the collard greens back into wok, turn the heat down to low, put the lid on the wok and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Check for seasoning.
To assemble, start with a layer of the fresh rice, add the collard greens and tea-smoked tofu, fried rice and braised bok choy. Pour the hot sauce from the wok over everything and serve.
Posted by tofu at 11:27 PM