Saturday, April 25, 2009

Cooking for a Vegan Planet

Vegan Planet, by Robin Robertson , is a great resource of delicious vegan recipes. We were able to check it out from the library, although we only made a few meals out of this large cookbook. We did scan some of the recipes, so we are looking forward to trying more!The Ultimate Veggie Burgers is a hit - one of our favorite homemade veggie burgers now! We changed it up just slightly with some herbs, and it was a savory delectable pattie. Great on homemade bread with creamy avocado. We liked how the burger held together with the wheat gluten to bind everything. The second time we made it we made it German - with yellow split peas instead of lentils, and some mustard powder and caraway seeds for flavor.

We also made Potato Bread with Chives, which was pretty good, but just a tad dry for us. Good flavor though.

The Pesto Stuffed Tofu Steaks with Tomato Sauce made an elegant dinner. Easy too! We had some Living Tree Community Pistachio Pesto and just stuffed tofu cutlets with some pesto, then cooked on the skillet until golden on both sides. Made homemade tomato sauce (tomato paste, garlic, basil, pepper, tad salt, and olive oil) and turned out great with the tofu pesto cutlets.

Sorry for the lack of pictures - must have cleaned our plates before we could take out the camera!

Speaking of a vegan planet, this past week was Earth Day, which was a great day to celebrate our Earth and to encourage everyone to be responsible. Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, and eat Vegan!

Have a great rest of the weekend,

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