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1/26/08 4:43 P

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I LOVE Vegan Lunchbox! I bought her cookbook, and I can say it's kid tested, parent/kid approved. Really great stuff. I just made her cherry-chip carob brownies (my husband's allergic to chocolate - I know, what a cross to bear!) and they were totally awesome. I can't believe they have pureed prunes and dates in them. They are fudgey and great. I'm a chocolate fiend, and carob will never be chocolate IMHO, but they're awesome in their own right.

Re: breakfast sausage! I have concocted a recipe that I really like, and I posted it to another message board and have gotten positive responses about it. Here it is, hope it works for you!

Almost-Any-Bean Sausage
Breakfast item
Serves ~4

2 cups beans (or 1 14-oz can) drained (I usually use black, but experiment!)
1/2 medium onion
2 cloves garlic
2 T Braggs (or soy sauce or tamari)
1 egg (I'm sure you could replace this with flax meal or En-R-Gee egg replacer to make it vegan)
1/2-3/4 cup rolled oats (not instant)
1 T fennel seeds
1 t dried basil
1 t dried oregano
1/2 t dried sage
1/2 t red pepper flakes

Put everything in a food processor and pulse until chunky, adding a little water or onion if it's too dry or more oats if it's too wet (to test, just grab a small handful and try to form it into a sausage patty - it should stay formed reasonably well and not be too gloppy).

Heat a cast iron or nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add a little olive oil. When hot, add as many sausage patties as will fit (leaving room to flip over). Sprinkle a little salt and pepper over each of the patties while they fry. After about 5 minutes, flip over and salt and pepper the other sides. Cook until the other side browns, about 4-5 minutes more.

These are so good and easy. If you don't feel like frying up the whole batch at once, just pop the mix in the fridge and fry it up as you need. The mixture even holds together a little better after it's been refrigerated!

This is a great recipe to experiment with - I added some chipotle peppers once with great results.

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8/22/07 3:25 P

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Lybbe...thanks for the website. Have to rush out to class (quilting), but it looks like a good one to investigate further. Donna


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8/22/07 3:05 P

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Another fabulous recipe site is www.fatfreevegan.com



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8/2/07 1:35 A

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I have some in my paper file of recipes from another site, but none that I can vouch for. I really didn't like the one recipe I tried.

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GOINGTHERE's Photo GOINGTHERE Posts: 1,726
8/1/07 11:08 P

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Does anyone know of a good recipe for breakfast sausage, like what Morning Star puts out? Thanks. Donna


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6/27/07 11:11 P

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Thanks for posting this! I'm aware of the blogs, and have recommended them here in other contexts, but didn't think of posting it here.

I learned about The Vegan Lunchbox from Laptop Lunches (www.laptoplunches.com), a company founded in California by two moms who were appalled when they discovered how much packaging and food is thrown out in elementary schools each day. The Laptop Lunch system was designed based on one woman's experience with bento boxes while living in Japan. It is a system of containers that fit snugly in a larger box. The pieces are dishwasher safe and recyclable. The system comes in a variety of colors. Two of the inner containers have seals.

The system promotes both portion control and variety. The inventors are very supportive of whole foods cooking. Their monthly newsletter, which is free to anyone, includes interviews, photos and recipes.

Thanks for prompting this!

Flo


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6/27/07 10:40 P

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I'm not sure how many of you are familiar with The Vegan Lunchbox. It's great, especially if you have kids. I actually discovered it from a link on Ecomama's blog. Anyway, there is another blog called "Schmooed Food" by the same blogger. There are some terrific recipes on there. I've tried a couple of them, and they are easy to do. Here's the link: http://schmooedfood.blogspot.com/ Check it out!

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