Recipes

Burgundy Soup

Whole Foods seitan mushrooms onions tomato-puree 2 TBSP soy/sesame oil1 1/2 c diced onion3/4 c sliced mushrooms1 tsp minced garlic1 1/2 tsp chopped basil (or 1/2 tsp dried)1/3 tsp pepper1/2 c dry red wine3/4 c tomato puree1 cup chopped seitan1 1/2 c water (--)1 TBSP barley miso1/2 tsp saltparsley for garnish Saute onion, mushroom, garlic,...

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Chuckwagon Stew

3 c water8 oz seitan4 carrots, chopped2 potatoes, chopped2 onions, wedges1/2 c ketchup1/4 c soy sauce2 tsp oil1 tsp garlic granules1 tsp tarragon1/4 tsp pepper1/4 c whole wheat pastry flour1/2 c cold waterparsley, for garnish Place first 11 ingredients in saucepan / pot, boil, simmer covered for 30 min.Stir flour and cold water together, then...

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Instapot Ratatouille

1 eggplant, cubed2 tomatoes, cubed3 zucchini, cubed1 onion, chopped1 yellow bell pepper, cubed1/4 c oil1 clove garlic, crushed1/4 c fresh cilantro, chopped2 tsp basil1/2 tsp salt1/4 tsp pepper Combine oil and spices in a small bowl.Add spices and veggies to pot.Cook on low for 7-8 hours (instapot: TBD)Serve over rice.

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Seitan Stroganoff

Whole Foods seitan mushrooms onions silken-tofu noodles This has been a favorite for years - page 152 in Friendly Foods is the most likely page to open if you drop the book on its spine.  Totally reliable and hearty fix for a hungry gang. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups of thickly-chopped onions 2-3 tsp minced garlic...

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Sloppy Joes

1 onion2 green peppers3 TBSP oil1 1/2 c boiling water2 1/2 c tomato sauce1-2 Tbsp chili powder1 tsp salt1 Tbsp soy sauce1 Tbsp mustard1 Tbsp sugar1 1/2 c TVP Saute onion, peppers in oil.Add remaining ingredients, simmer for 20 minutes (Instapot: TBD).Serve on soft hamburger buns, the cheaper the better.

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Stuffed Shells

16 jumbo pasta shells6 c marinaraparmazano for garnish/topping1 lb tofu2/3 c nayonnaise1 1/2 Tbsp fresh parsley (or 2 tsp dried)2 tsp basil2 tsp onion granules1 tsp garlic granules1/2 tsp salt Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Combine tofu and remaining ingredients, mash into fine grained paste.Spread baking dish with marinara, arrange shells in it, stuff shells.Spoon marinara...

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Instapot Lentil Kale soup

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Michigan Navy Bean Soup

Another great soup from Friendly Foods (pg. 60).  This one will warm even the Grinch's heart cockles.  :P I was guessing when shopping, and picked up "Great nothern beans", which wikipedia tells me are a type of navy bean.  Win! Ingredients: 2-3 cans Great northern beans (or soak-and-cook your own) 1/2 cup chopped carrots 1/2...

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Steamed Kale with Lemon Miso Sauce

I tend to go for classic flavors, but sometimes it's good to offset the palate with something different.  This one has some zing to it, with ginger and lemon and radish and kale all competing.  Andrea loves kale, and ate this recipe up. Ingredients: 1-2 cups water 1/2 whole lemon, washed and cut into three...

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Cabbage onions tomato tofurky-keilbasa

Saute keilbasa and onions on high heat until nicely browned. Dump in a metric tonne of cabbage and a good pour of fresh water and let the cabbage steam through. While you still have some water in the pan, add a couple tablespoons of Vogue Veggie Base broth powder, and salt.  Swirl the powder into...

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Cheezy Roasted Cauliflower

1 head of cauliflower chopped into florets (and maybe some broccoli too, to spice it up)6 tablespoons olive oil3 tablespoons nutritional yeast1 teaspoon++ sea salt and some peppaPaprika / curry hot sauce / curry powder / garlic powder / what floats your boat on the particular day you make this Preheat oven to 400. Put everything but the veggies in a big mixing...

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Tom Tofu

 

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Eggplant Mushroom flatbread

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Peasant meals

I have become addicted to what I am calling peasant meals: fresh local veggies, some savory spices, all sauted and served on a bed of rice or pasta. They are too easy to describe how to make them, I'm just posting some sample pics... Local farm fresh okra and onions breaded with herbs and pan...

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Stuffed Chard Enchiladas

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Udon Noodle Salad

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Tanya’s Chili

From my good friend Tanya Merchant. Dark beer, enough said!! 1/2 lb zucchini, diced 1/2 lb cremini (baby bella) mushrooms, sliced 2 onions, chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped 3-4 garlic cloves, minced 1 1/2 tsp salt 3 Tbsp canola oil 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes 1 bottle dark beer 2 Tbsp chili

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Eggplant Potato Moussaka

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Black bean Cauliflower Tacos

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Tofu Scramble with peas and potatoes

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Red bean and Pumpkin Chili

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Chickpea Avocado Carrot Burger

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Russian tea cakes

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Seitan Shish Kebabs

Originally from Friendly Foods by Ron Pickarski (pg 42), this was the perfect dish for me to obsess over when I had time on my hands. When I first made this recipe, I made the seitan from scratch. It was a labor of love but I probably won't do it again, when you can pick...

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Divine Corn Chowder

This is a fairly straightforward chowder that can really satisfy. From Friendly Foods, pg 67. Ingredients: corn oil 2 cups chopped onions 2 cups peppers (red, green, orange) minced garlic 2 cups corn (fresh is nice, or frozen+steamed) 1 tsp salt 1 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp pepper (white if possible) 2 tsp fresh chopped thyme...

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Crispy Okra Stir Fry

For this one, I combined two recipes I found online - one for plain fried okra and another for an okra "stir fry". I ended up with a dish that had crispy fried okra but wasn't dry. We served it up on brown rice. (more…)

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Seitan from scratch

Seitan is a vegan's dream-come-true, a great high-protein food you can really sink your teeth into. With it, you can turn just about any meat-lover's dish into pure vegan bliss. It can be hard to find, and it's especially hard to find cheap, but with some effort you can make it yourself (very cheaply! oh,...

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Cuban Black Bean Stew

Black beans go fast around our house - Wren is 80% black bean on the inside. If you have some time, this dish dresses them up with some nice complementary flavors. Ingredients: roasted sesame oil 2-3 cups black beans (soaked-and-cooked or canned) 1-2 cups onions 1 cup diced carrots 1 cup peppers (green, red, orange,...

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Vegan Sour Cream

This is from "The New Farm Vegetarian Cookbook", an absolute standard for vegan cooking. It was developed by an "intentional community" (read: hippies in a commune) in Tennessee in the seventies, and vegetarian cooking owes a great debt to these early pioneers, who perfected all the basics. Ingredients: 1 pack silken tofu 1/2 cup canola...

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Also including some others that I want to remember...

But at the end of the day, I think every cook should feel free to play, that’s the whole fun.  Most days I just get seasonal veggies, throw in some grains or pasta, and eat.  For example...

Burgundy Soup

Whole Foods seitan mushrooms onions tomato-puree 2 TBSP soy/sesame oil1 1/2 c diced onion3/4 c sliced mushrooms1 tsp minced garlic1 1/2 tsp chopped basil (or 1/2 tsp dried)1/3 tsp pepper1/2 c dry red wine3/4 c tomato puree1 cup chopped seitan1 1/2 c water (--)1 TBSP barley miso1/2 tsp saltparsley for garnish Saute onion, mushroom, garlic,...

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Chuckwagon Stew

3 c water8 oz seitan4 carrots, chopped2 potatoes, chopped2 onions, wedges1/2 c ketchup1/4 c soy sauce2 tsp oil1 tsp garlic granules1 tsp tarragon1/4 tsp pepper1/4 c whole wheat pastry flour1/2 c cold waterparsley, for garnish Place first 11 ingredients in saucepan / pot, boil, simmer covered for 30 min.Stir flour and cold water together, then...

Read more ...

Instapot Ratatouille

1 eggplant, cubed2 tomatoes, cubed3 zucchini, cubed1 onion, chopped1 yellow bell pepper, cubed1/4 c oil1 clove garlic, crushed1/4 c fresh cilantro, chopped2 tsp basil1/2 tsp salt1/4 tsp pepper Combine oil and spices in a small bowl.Add spices and veggies to pot.Cook on low for 7-8 hours (instapot: TBD)Serve over rice.

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Seitan Stroganoff

Whole Foods seitan mushrooms onions silken-tofu noodles This has been a favorite for years - page 152 in Friendly Foods is the most likely page to open if you drop the book on its spine.  Totally reliable and hearty fix for a hungry gang. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups of thickly-chopped onions 2-3 tsp minced garlic...

Read more ...

Sloppy Joes

1 onion2 green peppers3 TBSP oil1 1/2 c boiling water2 1/2 c tomato sauce1-2 Tbsp chili powder1 tsp salt1 Tbsp soy sauce1 Tbsp mustard1 Tbsp sugar1 1/2 c TVP Saute onion, peppers in oil.Add remaining ingredients, simmer for 20 minutes (Instapot: TBD).Serve on soft hamburger buns, the cheaper the better.

Read more ...

Stuffed Shells

16 jumbo pasta shells6 c marinaraparmazano for garnish/topping1 lb tofu2/3 c nayonnaise1 1/2 Tbsp fresh parsley (or 2 tsp dried)2 tsp basil2 tsp onion granules1 tsp garlic granules1/2 tsp salt Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Combine tofu and remaining ingredients, mash into fine grained paste.Spread baking dish with marinara, arrange shells in it, stuff shells.Spoon marinara...

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Instapot Lentil Kale soup

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Michigan Navy Bean Soup

Another great soup from Friendly Foods (pg. 60).  This one will warm even the Grinch's heart cockles.  :P I was guessing when shopping, and picked up "Great nothern beans", which wikipedia tells me are a type of navy bean.  Win! Ingredients: 2-3 cans Great northern beans (or soak-and-cook your own) 1/2 cup chopped carrots 1/2...

Read more ...

Steamed Kale with Lemon Miso Sauce

I tend to go for classic flavors, but sometimes it's good to offset the palate with something different.  This one has some zing to it, with ginger and lemon and radish and kale all competing.  Andrea loves kale, and ate this recipe up. Ingredients: 1-2 cups water 1/2 whole lemon, washed and cut into three...

Read more ...

Cabbage onions tomato tofurky-keilbasa

Saute keilbasa and onions on high heat until nicely browned. Dump in a metric tonne of cabbage and a good pour of fresh water and let the cabbage steam through. While you still have some water in the pan, add a couple tablespoons of Vogue Veggie Base broth powder, and salt.  Swirl the powder into...

Read more ...

Cheezy Roasted Cauliflower

1 head of cauliflower chopped into florets (and maybe some broccoli too, to spice it up)6 tablespoons olive oil3 tablespoons nutritional yeast1 teaspoon++ sea salt and some peppaPaprika / curry hot sauce / curry powder / garlic powder / what floats your boat on the particular day you make this Preheat oven to 400. Put everything but the veggies in a big mixing...

Read more ...

Tom Tofu

 

Read more ...

Eggplant Mushroom flatbread

Read more ...

Peasant meals

I have become addicted to what I am calling peasant meals: fresh local veggies, some savory spices, all sauted and served on a bed of rice or pasta. They are too easy to describe how to make them, I'm just posting some sample pics... Local farm fresh okra and onions breaded with herbs and pan...

Read more ...

Stuffed Chard Enchiladas

Read more ...

Udon Noodle Salad

Read more ...

Tanya’s Chili

From my good friend Tanya Merchant. Dark beer, enough said!! 1/2 lb zucchini, diced 1/2 lb cremini (baby bella) mushrooms, sliced 2 onions, chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped 3-4 garlic cloves, minced 1 1/2 tsp salt 3 Tbsp canola oil 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes 1 bottle dark beer 2 Tbsp chili

Read more ...

Eggplant Potato Moussaka

Read more ...

Black bean Cauliflower Tacos

Read more ...

Tofu Scramble with peas and potatoes

Read more ...

Red bean and Pumpkin Chili

Read more ...

Chickpea Avocado Carrot Burger

Read more ...

Russian tea cakes

Read more ...

Seitan Shish Kebabs

Originally from Friendly Foods by Ron Pickarski (pg 42), this was the perfect dish for me to obsess over when I had time on my hands. When I first made this recipe, I made the seitan from scratch. It was a labor of love but I probably won't do it again, when you can pick...

Read more ...

Divine Corn Chowder

This is a fairly straightforward chowder that can really satisfy. From Friendly Foods, pg 67. Ingredients: corn oil 2 cups chopped onions 2 cups peppers (red, green, orange) minced garlic 2 cups corn (fresh is nice, or frozen+steamed) 1 tsp salt 1 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp pepper (white if possible) 2 tsp fresh chopped thyme...

Read more ...

Crispy Okra Stir Fry

For this one, I combined two recipes I found online - one for plain fried okra and another for an okra "stir fry". I ended up with a dish that had crispy fried okra but wasn't dry. We served it up on brown rice. (more…)

Read more ...

Seitan from scratch

Seitan is a vegan's dream-come-true, a great high-protein food you can really sink your teeth into. With it, you can turn just about any meat-lover's dish into pure vegan bliss. It can be hard to find, and it's especially hard to find cheap, but with some effort you can make it yourself (very cheaply! oh,...

Read more ...

Cuban Black Bean Stew

Black beans go fast around our house - Wren is 80% black bean on the inside. If you have some time, this dish dresses them up with some nice complementary flavors. Ingredients: roasted sesame oil 2-3 cups black beans (soaked-and-cooked or canned) 1-2 cups onions 1 cup diced carrots 1 cup peppers (green, red, orange,...

Read more ...

Vegan Sour Cream

This is from "The New Farm Vegetarian Cookbook", an absolute standard for vegan cooking. It was developed by an "intentional community" (read: hippies in a commune) in Tennessee in the seventies, and vegetarian cooking owes a great debt to these early pioneers, who perfected all the basics. Ingredients: 1 pack silken tofu 1/2 cup canola...

Read more ...

Also including some others that I want to remember...

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