Friday, February 02, 2007
Southfork Ranch Creations
by Sarah Wise
While watching one of my fave TV shows on DVD, I whipped up some muffins. In my last post, I had indicated that I was going to make a Banana Split Loaf from Vegan Planet. Upon reading the recipe, I discovered that I didn't have any pineapple, as specified in the recipe. I should have known that it would call for that, as my childhood version of a banana split never included pineapple, and I've noticed that our family was likely the only one to not include pineapple judging from many other banana split-inspired recipes.
I then modified my own recipe for banana muffins to include walnuts and swirls of homemade strawberry jam. They were tasty, but very sticky.
I also had made a Glazed Orange Seitan stir-fry from January 2007's issue of Vegetarian Times. It was awesome! I thought it tasted like a yummy homemade version of something take-out (this is supposed to be a compliment). It was very sweet and sour-ish, and I loved it. With seitan, edamame and cashews, it was very high in protein.
A couple of nights ago, my mom made one of my fave recipes from the pressure cooker - Chickpea Vegetable Medley from The Complete Vegetarian Kitchen by Lorna Sass. I love how it gets so much flavour from the onion, garlic, celery, carrots and butternut squash. Served over rice, it's definitely one of my comfort meals. It was also nice not having rely on a microwave to make it, since mine broke this week, but I'm not looking forward to reheating the leftovers in a toaster oven.