Monday, December 26, 2011

Let's make Vegan Tofu Scramble

 
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Many people ask us
"Is Tofu Scramble good?. How do I make it?"

Yes it is delicious,versatile and a lean meal.
This is included in the Veganopolis Cookbook
Enjoy as a breakfast entree or in a wrap for lunch.

This is what I do when I am hankering for a good Tofu Scramble:
Drain and break apart a package of Firm Tofu into a bowl, set aside.
Measure and prep my ingredients:
Place these dry spices together in a small dish:
2-3 tsp Onion Powder ( to taste)
2 tsp Garlic Powder
2 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Paprika
1 tsp White Pepper
1 tsp Salt
Pinch of Dry Mustard and Cayenne Pepper
Prep the following:
3 Shallots, chopped ( or 2 TBSP diced Onion)
1/2 C Red Pepper , diced
3 Garlic cloves, smashed/chopped
1/2 C Parsley,rough chop
1/2 C Vegan stock
2 TBSP Flax Meal
1/2 Lemon
OPTIONAL- 2 or so tsp Liquid Smoke, to taste
HEAT:
2 tsp Oil in a saute pan

Let the Scramble begin:
Add Shallots, Peppers to heated oil, cook for 2 minutes(soften)
Stir in Garlic for one minute
Add spices, stir and cook for one minute
Add a couple TBSP stock, heat to hot
Add crumbled Tofu, stir to blend well
Stir in Flax meal
Add another 2 TBSP stock, cover and simmer for about 4-5 minutes.
Remove cover and taste for salt.
Add Parsley to blend
Squeeze on Lemon juice and Liquid Smoke if using
Stir, heat for a minute or 2. Enjoy.

Another favorite:
Broccoli Florets, Sunflower Seeds and Carrot
TIP
Make a 'blanc' Tofu Scramble using the dry spices and stop there.
Keep in your frig to add vegetables throughout the week.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Veganopolis Enchilada Lasagna

 


A Veganopolis Buffet all time fave:
VEGAN ENCHILADA LASAGNA (page 207)with Salsa Verde
Roasted Pablano, Cashew, Beans, Spinach and Vegan Chorizo (page 185
and some store bought Daiya Vegan Shreds because we had some on hand.

Questions, comments? email us : lunch@veganopolis.com

Cashew Sour Cream post here:
http://veganopoliscookbook.blogspot.com/2011/04/cashew-sour-cream.html
To Create Cashew Ricotta add less moisture.
Lets sit a few hours then infuse and use however you like.
Adios Amigo

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Viva! Vegan Costa Rican Dinner

Recent Vegan Costa Rican Menu
This ones for Delia F.


 
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Menu
Heart of Palm Salad
Various Mini Empanada
Jamaican Jerk Seitan
Picadello with Chayote
Gallo Pinto
Cabbage and Sliced Tomato Condiment
Then a Jamaican Vegan Bakery floated by and we enjoyed
Mini Vegan Jamaican Spice Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting and Coconut.

Black Eyed Pea Breakfast Patties

 
We love Black Eyed Peas.
The Veganopolis 'Black Eyed Betty Salad' was quite popular and hopefully at our new restaurant.
A meal of a salad was crowned with Black Eyed Peas in our slightly sweet Basil Pesto,topped with Vegan Bakin' Bits.
Today I am making Chili with Kidney Beans and Black Eyed Peas, Kale and Roasted Cashews
I have enjoyed making Black Eyed Pea, VC Seitan Bakin and Greens Pot Pie with Creamy Cashew Gravy
A simple dish of Cooked Greens and Black Eyed Peas is okay by me.
I often add a tsp of Maple Syrup.

For the patties I drained and rinsed a can of Black Eyed Peas.
Cooked them with an inch of water over ,to boil for 2 minutes.
Rinse in cold water, set aside
Dice 2 tbsp Onion, 2 Garlic Cloves, 2 tsp Parsley chopped
Prepare 1/2 C Bread Crumbs or ground Crackers
2 tsp Liquid Smoke, or sub Hickory Smoke dry spice
1 tsp+ Salt, 1 tsp White Pepper,Cumin,Chili Powder
1 TBSP Ground Flax in 1 1/2 TBSP Hot water or stock-sub 2 TSP Arrowroot for Flax.
Finally smash in 2 tsp Oil
Allow mixture to set for 10 minutes.

Add any other extras you would like such as chopped Jalapeno.
Place all in a bowl and mash with a fork
Form into patties and brown.

Black Pepper-White Pepper
FYI
http://www.madehow.com/Volume-5/Pepper.html
ENJOY!
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