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Thanks for the tips. You can never have too many veggie burger recipes, IMHO.

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Oh! I forgot to mention that I did use a burger shaper for these to make the burgers thin and wide. I sorta think that's necessary, since the frying method seemed to work best, and thin burgers cook faster.

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I went the lazy route and used store bought sausages, Rheyn. (Although Vegan Dad never specifies in the recipe which type he used.) I used Tofurky Kielbasa Polish-Style sausages.

Also, I did an experiment this afternoon. I had not cooked four of the burgers yet, so I steamed two of them (wrapped in foil and put in a steamer) and I baked the other two (350 degrees for 30 minutes). Felt like a real scientist! Ha!

Well, the frying method (the easiest one) turned out to work the best. The steaming method the worst (too moist and fell apart). And baking made them too hard and crisp (probably should have covered the baking dish with foil--that might have worked.)

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Did you make your own seitan Polish sausages for this recipe, or use store-bought? If the latter, which brand?

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Felt a little energetic after my trip, so I finally made a new recipe last night. It's from my on-going search for the perfect burger. This one turned out very good, but to taste of the burger alone, it tasted like a polish sausage shaped like a burger (but with all the sandwich fixin's, tasted more like a grilled burger).

Changes I think I'll make next time: The recipe called for using two vegan polish sausages. I think next time I would only use one and see what happens, since it did seem to have maybe "too" much of a sausage taste. I fry cooked it, but think next time I'll try baking it or even steaming it to see what happens.

But all in all, a very tasty burger recipe! Could almost fool a meat eater! Texture was better than others. One worth keeping! (It's originally from Vegan Dad, but I made a few changes.)

Here it is if you'd like to try it sometime:

MEATY VEGAN BURGERS

INGREDIENTS
Makes 6 burgers

- 1/2 pkg tempeh, grated (boil for 10 mins first, then cool, if you don't like tempeh's taste)
- 2 vegan sausages, grated (or pulsed in a blender) Note: these are the polish type of sausages.
- 1/2 cup vital wheat gluten
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp coriander
- other spices of your choice (sage, fennel, etc.--1 tsp each)
- salt substitute and pepper
- 1 TB "A1" or BBQ sauce
- 1 tsp vegan Worcestershire sauce
- a few splashes of Liquid Smoke
- 1 or 2 tbsp water (use more if needed)


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1. Mix together tempeh, sausage, wheat gluten, and spices in a bowl. Add in sauces and enough water to make a firm dough. Squish dough between your fingers for a min or so to thoroughly mix. Divide in 6 portions and shape in patties
2. I find thin patties work best, but you could make 4 thicker ones if you want. Press into a round ring or burger shaper to make round, thin patties.
3. Heat a thin layer of oil in a frying pan over med-lo heat. Cook burgers for about 5 mins per side, until firm to the touch.

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Sorry about this late reply to your note about Teeccino, Rheyn!

I have tried it before, but it's been a while and I can't recall if I liked it or not. I'll have to try it again sometime and see!



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Terry, have you ever tried Teeccino? It's similar to what you describe Roma being. I've never had that brand, but I have tried other herbal and barley "coffees," and Teeccino is my favorite. They have lots of different flavors, some dandelion-based gluten-free varieties, and even a "teabag" type packaging, to make individual servings.

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I too love the So Delicious coconut milk creamer, yummy. I usually have to settle for Silk creamer since that is all I can find within an hour drive, but will be making my monthly trip to Trader Joes and Whole Foods early next week so can get some :)

I actually do better on staying on my diet when I allow myself a desert a couple times a week, but actually this pineapple desert is very healthy but just high in cals. I am still old school in believing in the calories in calories out theory.

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Beth, I don't know anything about the frozen pineapple desert, but it sure does sound good!

The Silk Coffee Latte sounds good, too! (I think we all splurge now and then on something.) I've never tried it, though....actually never seen it before, either. Might have to try it sometime if I can locate it.

I've been trying to go "no caffeine" for a while (because of blood pressure) and usually buy a non-coffee alternative called "Roma" (it's made from roasted grains instead of coffee beans). I'd say it's one of those things a person either likes or doesn't. Thankfully, I like it. I also love "So Delicious" coconut milk coffee creamer. (Taste the most like "CoffeeMate", to me.)

But lately have not been able to find Roma here. I'm going to visit my sister tomorrow in the big city, so hopefully I can find it there.

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Something else I found in the store yesterday. Now it is not healthy I am sure because it is not organic, but Silk has a Ice Coffee Latte :) We splurged a bit at the store yesterday and bought it. My son will drink the whole thing before I get much, so not like I am that concerned of over doing it lol

I actually added 1/2 cup to my hot coffee this morning, yummy. I have an espresso machine and thinking of using it with this stuff. The Ice Coffee right out of the container can be stronger coffee wise. But that is me.

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I am sure most of you have visited the website http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com I am looking for the pineapple frozen desert recipe. It is really basic, fresh pineapple, pineapple juice or orange juice, canned coconut milk for the whipping cream and something else. I am thinking about making it later today or tomorrow. Bought a fresh pineapple yesterday, Yummy!!!!

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Yeah, sometimes a night in the fridge really does make a difference in how burgers taste the next day, so hopefully you'll be in for a nice surprise.

Glad you got to try making the burger. I actually tried to make mine this evening, but then when I read the list of ingredients, so I could get them out of the fridge, I realized I didn't have one very important ingredient...so gonna have to wait and get that this week.

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That's great that you found some that hold together! IMHO it's easier to add bigger flavor than to experiment with getting the texture right.

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And the search continues... I tried the Savory Lentil-Mushroom Burgers at Fat-Free Vegan. It's my first in which the burgers didn't fall apart, but not really flavorful. Maybe they'll have more flavor after a night in the refrigerator.

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Hi K8! I was just getting ready to sign off and saw your letter. Yep, I am in search of a good vegan burger, so yeah, I'd love to know your results with it!!! Thanks!

Oddly enough, my plan was to make a new vegan burger recipe this weekend, also! But so far it's not looking good for it to happen! (A bit too busy so far.) I found it on a website called "The Vegan Dad" and the guy who created it said he thought it came close to a real burger...so we'll see.



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Terry, I'm glad you liked the "green concoction" but I'm not sure I can recommend the mushroom seitan roast. I've made it twice now, and I think I'll try Beth's seitan roast next time.
This weekend I'm trying a "burger" recipe I hadn't run across before. I know how you're a man in search of a good vegan burger, so I'll let you know how it turns out.

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K8, I "finally" got around to making your Avocado and Spinach dressing! It was very tasty--reminded me of guacomole! Thanks for the recipe! (And sorry it took me so long to make it! Ha!)

Now I need to fix your Mushrooms Roast....but man, I've been so lazy in the kitchen lately! Got to get out of that "throw together something simple" kind of eating and try to challenge myself with a new recipe once in a while!

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The Vegan Zombie has a tasty looking Creamy Kale Salad recipe I thought you guys might be interested in. I once told a non-vegan friend I sometimes ate kale raw in a salad, and he thought I was a total and complete idiot! Ha! Guess the raw world does sound weird to most folks! Here it is:

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I live in southern Virginia. It's nice and green, but not much to do here. Not many jobs here either. All the kids have to do here is go to Wal Mart and the movies...that's about it! But it has its charm in it's own way, for those who like a quiet life.

I lost my brother to cancer four years ago--also very much devasated by it. Sorry to hear of your sister. One just asumes a brother or sister will be around all our lives...it really comes as a shock when they can't hang around any longer.

Yeah, it might be a good time for you to move on, now that things have settled. Arizona's seems like a good place to live, too.

(Opps, I just realized we've been chatting away in the "New Food Challenge" section! LOL!!! I guess we should move it over to the "weekend coffee break" section--it's more informal there.)

Enjoying chatting with you, Beth! Would love to compare notes sometime on what we liked about Arizona.

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Where do you live Terry? I am in Central IL right now and hate it. I am from the St Louis area on the east side but not a fan of that place either. I lived in Minnesota when I was 18 for a year and like it but too cold for me. I lived in North Caroline in my mid 20's but didn't care for the bigotry there. At least what I seen and experienced.

I lived in northern Indiana for 10 years before moving to Tucson. I never thought I would come back to the midwest outside of visiting. But we lost my sister to cancer a year before my husband and my parents being here, were just devastated, so I felt obligated to move back. Of course mom every day asked me too. Now that I know my parents are doing good, I feel comfortable leaving here again. Besides there are no jobs and no future for my son here. He has one more year at the community college then will transfer to UofA and hopefully all will be normal again :)

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Yummy :)

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Vegan eggplant parmesan tonight! First time. Not bad!

K8

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"Tucson is usually about 8 to 10 degrees cooler but still really hot in the summer. Sunshine over 300 days a year"

Good to know! I most likely will never move unless I happen to win the lottery or something (Ha!), but I'm gathering this info in case things were to change. Lots of sunshine is what I need. But I think one aspect of the winter blues that is never talked about is the change in temperatures in winter possibly affecting people's mood. I think that also has a lot to do with it. So somewhere that is basically warm all year would be good for me.

"Tombstone is really cool, about 2 hours from East of Tucson."

I see I had my geography all wrong this morning--sorry! Ha! I had not heard of Old Tucson---that sounds like a cool place, too!

"So did you live in Phoenix before? "

I visited with my sister who used to live there (she lives in North Carolina now). I made two trips out there and stayed a whole month both times. One visit was in summer (wrong time to go! Ha!) and one was in very early spring (very nice, then). I loved the town part as much as the deserts. I'm still not sure I could ever get used to seeing a desert every day, though. I'm so used to seeing green mountains and lots of green grass and trees. But the desert has it's own beauty to offer, so I might could love it.

I only went on just one hike with my brother in law while I was there, and I really enjoyed it. But it was not as intense as the ones you went on, sounds like.




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I know what ya mean, Rheyn: I've not been making any recipes lately either. Just the "throw together" meals, like you were talking about. I think with the warmer temps we are having now locally, I've been less in a mood to heat up the house with cooking.

But I have to be careful with that, because I remember last summer (I think it was) I didn't create a single recipe...just threw stuff together. Some things I really "need" to be making regularly: like my veggie meats, veggie burgers and salad dressings (because all of these I can make lower sodium, which I need to do, and because veggie foods at the grocery are going through the roof, cost wise.)

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Beth, I hate running out of the good stuff, lol! It's so much easier to keep a well-stocked fridge in the summer when local produce is abundant, but in the colder months, with fresh fruits and veggies being a) more expensive, and b) lower quality (because c) it comes from sooo faaar awaaay!), I don't really feel TOO bad about relying more on pantry foods like grains, legumes, onions, and potatoes...and, of course, frozen stuff. Still, I truly can't wait until the weather settles in to spring and summer, and finally stops SNOWING.

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Rheyn I too live on mostly things I throw together with beans and veggies. Out of fruit and fresh leafy greens right now so much take a long drive Thursday for some organic stuff.

I do have some organic frozen veggies left so guess that and Tofu for dinner lol

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Hey, guys and gals. I haven't really been making anything too involved lately. Mostly bowls full of roasted or steamed veggies, a grain, and big-batch legumes, maybe with some kind of impromptu sauce. I don't think I've cracked a cookbook or cooked from a recipe website for weeks. Guess I just haven't really felt too motivated. Oh, well -- we're eating nutritious food and neither one of us is complaining, but I should probably get back on that, right?

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Yes Terry Phoenix can get so hot in the summer, but Tucson is usually about 8 to 10 degrees cooler but still really hot in the summer. Sunshine over 300 days a year, so must be why I was usually in a good mood :)

Tombstone is really cool, about 2 hours from East of Tucson. But Tucson does have Old Tucson which is a smaller version of Tombstone, a little western town that is located on the other side of the Tucson mountains. The Desert Museum is there too, I like that place, it is a zoo basically but suppose to be rescue animals that live in that desert area. A great place to go for exercise and to soak up the rays.

I spent January and February in Tucson this year and it was colder than usually so I was a bit disappointed but better than being here those months lol I was suppose to stay through March too but missed my dogs, my bed and my big screen TV lol

So did you live in Phoenix before? I enjoy exploring the mountains, I did a lot of hiking one year to train for the grand canyon hike and boy hiking up mountain is rough but so worth it to be out in nature.



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"Okay so I need to know you all's first names :)"

Mine is Terry.

"Gentle cool you weight lift."

I can see I've given you the wrong idea! Ha! I should have given more information. You see, I soooo want to get "back" to lifting weights, but as many of the members here can probably tell you (because I'm open about it), I struggle with fitness. I seem to have Seasonal Affective Disorder, because I sometimes exercise like a maniac in summer, and then stop doing anything in winter (in winter my motivation totally goes out the window).

So far the "drive" to exercise has not hit me this summer. I sure am hoping it will soon. But on the summers I've did well, lifting weights played a big part in weight loss, I think. But I guess my type of weight lifting would be more akin to strength training or something more casual. In other words, I'm no Arnold Swartenegger! LOL!!! (Right now I'm a pot bellied older dude who "really" wishes he could get back in shape! Ha!)

I struggle with cardio, too, however, I do like walking. I'm having some trouble right now because the place I walked at near my home is no longer "walkable". (I had this wonderful path in the woods to walk on--a real nature trail--but the owner cut down most of the trees and many still block the path.)

I have this little device called a Rock and Roll Stepper and I like it. When I get on it, I feel like I'm dancing! I put on some dancey music and go to town! So that often substitues for my walking now.

So you see...you can encourage me and the others as much as we can you in some of these areas one or more of us might be struggling with. I think most of the members here seem to do well with exercise and diet. I tend to do better with diet than exercise, but keep trying to do better with both.

But that's one thing that attracted me to this group: they view being vegan and fit as a "journey". None of us have "arrived" yet, we are all somewhere on the path and we encourage each other to "be the best you can be", with gentle encouragement and no judgment. That works for me!

Can't blame you for wanting to get back out west! You probably had sunnier days there, too--which would probably help with my winter blues. Maybe someday I'll end up somewhere like that, where there is more sun. I always wanted to visit that western town in Tucson...is it called Tombstone? I think so, but my brain has not woke up yet! Ha! I hated Phoenix in summer (soooooo hot!), but loved it in Fall. Loved all the many stores near Camelback Mountain and was amazed by those "misters" they had going here and there! They felt so good! Ha!

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Yummy I will make the mushroom roast in a couple days, I have some bean flour left from making flat bread. I like thyme and Basil seasoning too :)

Okay so I need to know you all's first names :)

Gentle cool you weight lift. I wish I could still be one, but after a serious shoulder injuries I had to give it up. I still strength train a couple days a week but nothing like before. And I am not a huge fan of cardio workouts in general. But do enjoy cycling and dancing.

I just got work that my bike is ready to ride. I had my neigh
bor but on new tires. So first nice day I am back in the saddle.

Oh yeah I lived in Tucson for 9 years until the bubble burst, but moving back next year, I will surely die if I stay here in the Midwest. Death by depression .


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Thanks for the Mushroom roast, too, K8! It sounds yummier and yummier!

But I am a bit confused about what crimini mushrooms are (I'm showing my country roots, I guess! Ha!) Is that what white button mushrooms are called? If not, I wonder if the white button kind would work okay--that's about the only kind they sell around here. Well, that and portabella mushrooms. Will definitly save this into my files and hope to try soon!

I am struggling a bit with cooking and baking of any kind lately, though. We've been having some pretty hot days now and then, and I find myself not wanting to get the house hot with an oven. But I need to just get over that, because we vegans kinda have to be cooks, don't we?

(And also lately I've noticed the price of veggie meats, burgers, etc are REALLY going up! Anyone else noticed that? They are getting OUT of my price range---so I'm gonna have to cook my own anyway! Plus, it's kinda empowering, I think, to know I am able to cook my own lunch "meats"! A pretty cool gift to have! And I got the gift right here from this group!)

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Thanks for the recipe, Beth! It sounds good! And its done like a lot of this guy on the net's seitan recipes are done (with it wrapped in foil and baking in some water). I've never tried that method, and will have to.

"Loving Spoonfuls" sounds like a great place to eat! I sure wish we had one in my neck of the woods!

I'm an on again, off again weight lifter, but so far have not felt I've had any loss in muscle from becoming vegan. But sometimes I've wondered if my energy level is the same or not. And yet whenever I exercise as I should, I seem to have good energy, vegan or not. But every body is different, I know. Perhaps you are needing a higher protein vegan diet or something? (I'm only guessing...I'm no professional at this, so just take my advice with a grain of salt! Ha!)

Thanks again so much for the recipe! It will be going into my recipe files for sure, and hopefully I'll get to make it sometime soon.

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I just made. Seitan mushroom roast for the second time yesterday. Very similar recipe - maybe the major difference is mushrooms instead of beans. I'll have to try yours next.


Seitan Mushroom Roast
Yield: 1 16-18 inch roast

Ingredients

wet ingredients
2 cups crimini mushrooms, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 2/3 cups vegetable broth
3 tablespoons soy sauce (2 Tamari; 1 Worcestershire sauce)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tsp liquid smoke

dry ingredients
2 cups vital wheat gluten flour. (1 box)
2/3 cup chickpea/garbanzo bean flour
˝ cup nutritional yeast
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried sage
1 teaspoon cumin (I use 1/2)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

additional
olive oil spray (I used parchment paper inside the foil instead)

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350.
In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Set aside.
In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the garlic cloves a few times and then add the mushrooms. Pulse until the mushrooms are in small pieces, no bigger than Ľ inch long/wide. Pour the mushrooms and garlic into a small bowl and add the other liquid ingredients. Mix to combine.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and use a wooden spoon to mix them together as much as possible. Once you can no longer use your spoon, use your hands to knead the dough until it comes together into a ball.
Set out 2 pieces of aluminum foil, each about 16-18 inches long. Lay them out so that one overlaps the other, horizontally, by about 5-6 inches. Lightly spray the aluminum foil with olive oil spray. Turn the ball out onto the aluminum foil and use your hand to roll it into a log shape, about 12-13 inches long.
Fold each side of the aluminum foil over the top of the log until it is tightly wrapped. Fold over the ends so the log is tightly sealed.
Place the wrapped log on a baking sheet and place in the oven. Bake for 60-70 minutes. Rotate the log 3-4 times while it’s cooking to ensure that it cooks evenly. Use a fork to test the roast, once it feels pretty firm, it is done. Let the roast stand for about 10 minutes before serving.

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Bonidale I am looking for different ways to spice it. I would like something more a a chicken flavor. There is a great vegan place in Tucson called Lovin Spoonfuls and the owner who used to be a chemist, make the best seitan dishes. I can't get over it. She has a country fried steak dish that is just to die for. Of course non of us need to eat like that every day but would be great to make something that good at home.

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Oh Heck Gentleking I was a big meat eater in this life, till just 5.5 years ago. One day after a conversation with my late husband on factory farms, I researched them, watched a couple movies online and never looked back. When I was a weight lifter I ate flocks of chicken (along with a lot of veggies) and was in the best shape ever. For me being vegan is not about health in fact my energy and muscle tone is not as good as it was when I ate lean meats, but I won't go back out of vanity.

Okay back to Seitan. When I cooked it in the slow cooker, at first the texture we more like beef fat, but them firmed up over night. The oven version as some white beans in it too, so maybe that is what gave it a better texture. Here is the recipe.

Baked Seitan Loaf

This versatile seitan loaf can be chilled and thinly sliced to use in sandwiches
and sautés or chopped or diced to use in stews, stir-fries, and
chili.

1⁄2 cup cooked or canned white
beans, drained and rinsed
1⁄4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
11⁄4 cups vegetable stock (page 45)
2 cups wheat gluten flour (vital
wheat gluten)
1⁄3 cup nutritional yeast
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1⁄2 teaspoon salt

1 Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a blender or food processor, combine the
beans, soy sauce, oil, and stock and blend until smooth.

2 In a large bowl, combine the fl our, yeast, onion powder, garlic powder,
and salt. Mix to combine. Stir the wet mixture into the dry mixture to make
a soft dough. Knead for 3 minutes, then shape into an oval loaf.

3 Place the loaf on an oiled sheet of foil and enclose it in the foil. Place the
loaf in a 10-inch baking pan. Add an inch of water to the baking pan and
tightly cover the entire pan with foil. Bake until fi rm, about 1 hour and 45
minutes.

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Like Terry, I haven't had much luck with Seitan, would love to try your version Beth.

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I'm facinated with seitan, too, Beth! But I had almost given up on it till a few months ago. For me, the boiling method of making it didn't seem to work well. (Sometimes it would come out nicely, sometimes it would turn to rubber!) Now I mostly steam cook it, which seems to always turn out well. So far I've not baked it from the start, but may have to try that since you said it does well that way.

We would love to hear of any recipes or inside secrets you'd like to share on the making of seitan! I keep wanting to experiement with the right portion of seitan to use in a recipe. I'm guilty of looking for what makes a veggie meat recipe have the most realistic meaty taste and texture. (Having been a big meat eater in my former life, so to speak.)

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I have been making my own Seitan the last few weeks. A friend sent me the digital book. Vegan on the Cheap and I am so addicted to Seitan. I bought it a couple times from the store but too prices for how much you get. And so cheap to make.

I am always interested in different ways to make it. I have made it pot roast style, on top of the stove and baked it. I think like it baked the best, it is very firm that way. But then all three ways it firmed up after sitting in the fridge.

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Is your library book easy to open & make a copy of individual pages?

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That's what I do. I have a binder called "Favourites" . I guess I'm old-fashioned but I like a hard copy of stuff.

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I looked on Amazon and it has vegan slow-cooker books by both authors. I'm torn on the format I want to order. I don't find paperbacks very user-friendly because they don't stay upright and open on their own. But while the Kindle ebooks are easier to read from (mostly on my iPad or laptop), I tend to forget them and have a harder time browsing than I would a paperback. Plus, if I find a "keeper" I like to print it and keep it in my own ring binder, and you can't print the pages from a Kindle book. I did copy and paste into Word, but all the formatting is gone so it requires a fair amount of work to reformat. It's a dilemma...

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Until I'd read the slow-cooker book, I didn't realize so many vegan things could be made in a slow cooker. Like focacia, vegan bouillon, tofu pecan loaf, and pizza would you believe?

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Wow, both books sound great, Boni! (And I had never heard of either of them before). I especially should get me the slow cooker one someday--I think slow cooker meals are great for a single person home. Not much mess, and lots of food to eat now and freeze for later.

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I also got out the book, "Party Vegan" by Robin Robertson (author of Vegan Planet) . I liked his dedication: "This book is dedicated to party animals who don't serve animals at their parties."
It has all kinds of great ideas for all kinds of parties and special times of the year.

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Speaking of food, I just got "The Vegan Slow Cooker" by Kathy Hester from my local library. It is full of really good recipes. I love the idea of throwing everything in a pot in the morning and it's ready at night. You can check out her blogs at: www.healthyslowcooking.com and at www.busyvegan.com

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I know what ya mean, Boni! I guess in some cases it's partly "taste bud shock", cause I've had a few vegan dishes that had to grow on me that I now love.

But what gets me is those like you described who grimace their face and maybe won't even try it! I've had that happen a few times before. Don't they know food can be a "new adventure", too? But they will never know if they won't even try.

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I get the same reaction Terry. People won't try my vegan stuff - they just grimace as if vegan is synonymous with tasteless. I actually think my vegan dishes are more interesting and the flavours can be really intriguing.

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Let me know your thoughts on the mushroom scramble if you get the chance to make it---even if you don't like it (I'm curious how it taste to others, either way.)

So far I've still not had the chance to make your green dressing--it's been a crazy busy week! Eaten away from home a lot and been gone a lot more than normal. This weekend is looking to be the same story. But I will eventually make it! I'm very eager to find homemade dressings. (Hopefully I will get some free time tonight, and can whip it up!)

Sounds like you are having the same experience I am (with your coworker). My family, by and large, have only liked a few of my vegan creations. It's not that they taste bad--it's that they taste "different". I think American's have gotten so used to processed "everything", where foods aim to taste a certain way, that when they get something homemade and unique, they can't always handle it! Ha! Like with the peanut butter pie I made for easter: one of my sisters and several of my neices just loved it, but the rest didn't seem to care for it! But I once made some sloppy joes from TVP...they all just loved it and wanted the recipe! It's strange! Ha!

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That scramble sounds good, Terry. I may try that tomorrow. And no, you're not a lot of trouble!
BTW, my Green Stuff was originally someone's cold soup recipe. I just never used it as that - although I do eat it with a spoon, right out of its container sometimes! I also glop it on toast when I need something quick & tasty. This is the only thing I've made that a co-worker liked, LOL.

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Two more great recipes I am going to have to try. The scramble and the green dressing. Not so sure about a thick smoothie.

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Kelly, I remember you said to me once that you sometimes like your smoothies thick enough to eat from a bowl, and the Vegan Zombie has a recipe for one like that this month. I thought you might be interested. (It's the second recipe on the video, and they call it a "borshtz"...or something along those lines.)

Here it is (that is "if" my links work this week! Last week I almost never got them to work, so...we'll see!!:)

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Thanks so much, K8! Ain't I a lot of trouble? LOL!!! emoticon

But I so appretiate you going to the trouble of sharing it with me again. I'll give it a try sometime this week and get back to ya. I'm sure I'll love it!

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That really does sound fabulous. I love the idea of spinach in a salad dressing -- it's so meta, lol.

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Here you go, Terry! I was wondering if anyone's tried it yet. I love it so much I make it every week.
Blend all ingredients in the food processor or blender, et voila!
1 avocado (innards only, of course!)
1 large peeled cucumber
1 tsp salt (altho I use less & add while eating)
2 Tbl real lemon juice
1 clove garlic (I have to roast garlic, so I add another clove)
1 Tbl chia seeds
1 cup spinach

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Anything involving more mushrooms is OK by me.

Also, Terry, I sure hope your beef broth isn't "aliiive."

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Maybe this qualifies for a recipe in the food challenge:

I sorta went mushroom crazy this week! Just before the weekend I decided to experiement with mushrooms as a replacement for eggs (sounds weird, I know). I diced some mushrooms, chopped some onions and green peppers, crumbled up a veggie sausage patty, stir fried them and added soy sauce, my veggie egg seasoning mix (garlic powder, onion powder and curry) and some nutritional yeast. Put it in a wrap and was surprised at how much it tasted like a sausage and egg wrap from a fast food place! (At least to me it did.)

Thinking this may be my "go to" recipe for when I get a craving for eggs...strange as that may sound! (Anyway, I like it better than tofu scramble! But I'm sure mushrooms can't take the place of tofu for making a quiche'.)

What surprised me the most with the "mushroom scramble" was that it kept me full all morning long! So I guess it's true what they say about mushrooms having protein in them, otherwise I think I would have gotten hungry before lunchtime. How cool is that!

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Kelly, welcome back from your retreat, by the way! Hope you had a great time.

I finally got around to making the Philly sandwich you once told me about, using Portabella mushrooms. I tried it both ways, plain mushrooms and the other half using mushrooms sauteed in soy sauce and worstishire sauce. Turns out both ways taste good! I would have a hard time deciding which way I liked best, in fact!

I at first thought of marinating the mushrooms, but found out that just sauteeing them is all thats needed. And to be honest, I think just cooking them plain may have tasted the best! So thanks for the sandwich idea!

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You're incredible, Rheyn!!! Thank you so much!!! emoticon

Now off to my laboratory!!! (Well, maybe not today...still a tiny bit under the weather. But definitly this week! Gotta find out if I can create my own vegan low sodium soy sauce! Wish me luck! Thanks for the help!

(And if the recipe works, you'll hear me screaming from my kitchen lab, "It's alive!!! It's aliveeeee!!!"...or more likely, "It works!!!!" Ha!)

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K8, I hate to ask you again, but could you share with me again your recipe for the cucumber and avocado dip/dressing? I know I saved it on my computer, but apparently my computer decided to store it in some dark corner that I just can't find! (Anyone else ever have that problem with computers?)

I had tried to make this back when we were all discussing it. Even bought a cucumber and avocado. But then went into one of my procrastinating phases and the both of them had spoiled before I got around to doing it! Now that I'm ready, the recipe is missing in action! Ha!

I sure would appretiate your help again! Thanks!

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Terry, to answer your potato flour question:
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Rheyn, you're a genious!!! It didn't even occur to me that I could use regular ingredients instead of the powders! I think you're on to something there. Especially if they were blended in a blender, which kinda "concentrates" food anyway! I think I'll have to try that!

But I have no idea where to find potatoe flour, locally. Maybe the small health food store here has it. Or maybe instant potatoe flakes would work? Anywho...sometimes its fun just to experiement and see what comes up in the kitchen lab! Ha!

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I set out to make the salt & vinegar garbanzo beans again, but only got as far as cooking the beans in water and vinegar. They taste so good, I can't stop eating them! No salt, no oil, no baking. Just beans cooked in water & vinegar. I love them!! Of course, I'm (apparently!) very partial to vinegar....

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I had tried a Blueberry smoothy and it was great.


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I just ate Angela Liddon's Black Bean and Potato Nacho Plate for supper. It is so good. You have got to try it. I used kidney beans instead of black beans and left out the cilantro which i really don't like. It was delicious. www.ohsheglows.com

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If you knew how concentrated the powders were, you could make it with regular ingredients. (Or you could just mix them together and play with the proportions until it tastes vaguely "beefy.")

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Speaking of hard to find spices and things, I recently started to make a recipe for homemade low sodium soy sauce, since I keep trying to lower my sodium intake. Unfortunately, the recipe called for powdered low sodium beef broth (which, of course, is not vegan).

So I began to search and found a recipe for making a homemade vegan powdered beef broth (man, you can find so much on the net!) But I found I still couldn't make it, because it calls for things I had never heard of: food powders! They can be ordered on the internet--but trouble is most I've found ask you to buy a one pound bag of it (which is gonna last you about 5 years! Ha!) and it's expensive (and I only need a small amount....and may not even like the recipe once I taste it, so hate to invest in so many powders).

Here's the recipe in case anyone would like to work with powders. As for me, I guess I'll put the soy sauce recipe on hold for now. Buying all those powders is a bit too pricey for me. (And whoever dreamed there was such a thing as "Balsamic Vinegar Powder"???!!!!)

Vegan Beef Broth Powder

1 Tbsp each: potato flour and molasses powder

1 tsp each: balsamic vinegar powder and onion powder

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp each: salt, celery powder, mustard seed powder, and white pepper

2 tsp mixed herbs. Use herbs associated with beef dishes like parsley, rosemary, thyme, etc.

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Thanks for the explaination of the spices, Boni. They sound good! I've eaten almost no Indian food before, so I have no idea if I would like it or not. Will have to try it someday.


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Terry, I didn't know what they were either until I looked them up. You can't get them anywhere around where I live. Asafateda is an Indian herb that is like fennel. It has a bitter onion-garlic flavour. Fenugreek is another Mediterranean/Indian plant whose seeds give a maple flavour to Indian dishes. So I guess I could have substituted. Naan is not vegan. It is like a flat bread. But it has buttermilk and ghee in it. My son isn't vegan so he eats with the Indian dishes I concoct.


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Asafateda? Fenugreek? Naan?...I have no idea what any of that is! LOL!!! It's all greek to me! (Just overlook me,...my country roots are showing!)

But the pick of it Boni looks really good! I'll bet it made for a nice meal, for sure.

The blueberry bread underneath it made me think of the dessert I had today. I went to a community meal with my parents. They served a blueberry cake dessert that (oddly enough) was iced with chocolate! Never saw those two going together, but on this recipe it really worked! (No idea if it was vegan or not, but I took the risk and ate it.)


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The Cabbage Dahl recipe that I had for supper tonight was really good. I made a few changes based on what I had in the cupboard. I left out the asafateda and the fenugreek and I substituted stewed tomatoes for crushed tomatoes. It was a nice light, not too heavy meal. I served it with naan. www.whatwouldcathyeat.com

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Well, the potato lentil burger recipe was o.k. I fried it in a non-stick fry pan instead of baked it. I thought that it would dry out in the oven. It became lentil hash in the frying pan. It tasted good and the price of the ingredients was great, but it will not go in my "Favourites" binder. It was quite filling and if I made the recipe again, I would have it. It easily makes enough for four. it would make a good base for a shepherd's pie recipe. It was good with a ketchup topping.

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Check out DS9KIE's blog today for the Taco Soup Recipe. Solved the problem of what to make for dinner tomorrow. It sounds really good.

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Sounds good, Boni! I'm eager to hear too how it turns out. The Vegan Zombie has a meatloaf recipe where he uses mostly potatoes, and he says it taste just like meatloaf...so I'll bet you'll have a great experience as well using potatoes!

For months now I've been wanting to make Rheyn's BBQ burger she made, but have yet to get around to it. (Would someone PLEASE buy me a "Round Tuit"...so I could finally get around to it?!!! Sorry...old, bad joke!)

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I am trying out McDougall's Lentil-Potato Burgers tonight. I will let you know how that goes.

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I know what ya mean about the taste/texture of seitan growing on you. That's how it was with me. But man, I had some "kitchen nightmares" with wheat gluten at first!!! I used to only use the method of boiling it in water (I have much more success with steaming it now).

Well, the first two times it boil-cooked into such a nice cold cut meat...but then almost every time I made it from then on it would literally become rubber--I mean no human could even eat this stuff!!! So the boiling method just didn't work for me much. (And it's possible on a few of the recipes I may have used warm water when I mixed it up---something one should never do with gluten! It begins to "cook" right then and there in the bowl as you mix it!)

I need to try the mushroom roast sometime. I had meant to do some cooking this weekend, but so far have spent more time outdoors than usual with this nice weather we are having here!

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Terry - In this recipe vital wheat gluten was just an ingredient in the "roast." I wondered if maybe I cooked it a bit too much. But I have to say, I ended up eating it cold & plain as a snack, putting it on a great sandwich, heating it and using it as a breakfast meat... So rubbery or not, I'd probably do it again. It turned out to be quite useful & I got to quite like the taste.
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K8--You mentioned on one of the threads about making seitan and it being a bit too rubbery for your taste. That's a common problem I've also felt with seitan. Sometimes I wonder if it should only be an "ingredient" in the recipe, and not the recipe itself.

I think it worked well as the main ingredient for the ham I made, but for some dishes I wonder if it wouldn't work better to use only half or less of the seitan than the recipe calls for. I keep wanting to experiement and see, but haven't been brave enough to yet.

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I just tried the Fast Pizza recipe from The McDougall Program. I was disappointed. The crust ( I used a pita like they suggested) turned out soggy in the middle and the veggies needed to be cooked more. I had to put it under the broiler for a bit. It could do with some zip as well like chili peppers or some jalapeno bits. I will go back to my old pizza recipe.

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Hey, I have a PS about the Seitan Mushroom Roast. The cumin was overwhelming the day it was cooked, but two days later it tastes much better!

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That was fun! Did you catch Chocolate Covered Katie's April Fool's post? She totally got me.

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Heehee, I might make this fancy recipe for dinner tonight:
www.yourdailyvegan.com/2013/04/01/vegan-to
ast-au-pain/

(Gotta love vegan April Fool's Day, lol. ...Actually, no, I hate this day, but this is still cute.)

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Thanks for the reminder. I made two new meals yesterday that I paired together for supper. emoticon Thumbs up from everyone!

Chip and Salsa Soup and Mexican Bean Burritos.
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For those of you new to vegan cooking Veg News Published an article a while ago on How to Veganize Recipes... vegnews.com/articles/page.do?pageId=5572&c
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which you might find helpful.

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This is the old February Food Challenge continued under a more appropriate title. You are challenged to try a new recipe and share your thoughts about it with us. emoticon

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