Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Amercian Thankgiving! Curry and Thai salad!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my US readers, here is to more turkeys being "adopted" then eaten! I hope you all have a great long weekend.
This was a meal of leftovers, someone gave us vegan samosas and then I had some black beans and cooked sweet potato in the fridge. This had madras curry powder lots of ginger, coconut and fresh cilantro. For something I threw together last minute it was surprisingly delicious and something I would definitely make again. On the side as a dipping sauce for he samosas I used some mango orange juice that I had and combined it with ginger and Thai sweet chili garlic sauce.

This salad had pineapple, celery, broccoli, peppers, carrots and peanuts. I made a "Thai: Style dressing with some red curry paste and black sesame seeds with mango orange juice and a few other things.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Better late then Never.... What I made for Thanksgiving

Even though I celebrated (Canadian) Thanksgiving on the October 11th, I have never posted about but I saw the pictures on my computer and decided today was the to post about it. And to tease you all with the first pictures of some of the recipes that will be featured in my up-coming holiday e-book. I am also looking for recipe testers, if you are interested email me at: for more info. I would greatly appropriate the help!
Mashed potatoes, white wine mushroom gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffed seitan turkey, craisn wild rice walnut stuffing, sweet potato casserole, green beans.

Here is the seitan turkey in all it's blurry picture glory.

This setian turkey wasn't rubbery or spongy, but it was perfectly moist and juicy. After many failed tries I feel as though I finally nailed down the right combo of ingredients!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Vegan Chicken Soup for the Sicky Poo's soul

Anyone else out there have H1N1 yet? Its a nasty kick in the pants, but I'm finally kissed that sucked goodbye and can get back to living life and blogging :)
I didn't muster up much strength when I was sick to do any spectacular cooking, but I didn't make a delicous roasted vegetable "chicken" noodle soup. It had roasted carrots, celery, onions, garlic and sauteed "chicken breasts". With some whole-wheat spaghetti broken up. It was exactly what a sick person needs, served a with a super garlicky salad and garlic bread. Kicked the flu in the ass a little.

I also made a BLT without the "T" and replaced the "T" with basil-garlic-black olive hummus, and I didn't miss the tomato. And served fries and fruit(not pictured) on the side.

More to come tomorrow, and perhaps a soup recipe!