Friday, February 02, 2007

Southfork Ranch Creations


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.

7 comments:

Judy said...

The food looks great, and the photography is nice too.

springsandwells said...

Yum! Super tasty looking meals!!! I need to use my little pressure cooker more often... that one with the chick peas looks amazing!

Vivacious Vegan said...

Your seitan stirfry looks delicious! I'm going to have to get a pressure cooker soon. All these quick and tasty meals have me jealous!

Dori said...

A stirfry made in the slowcooker that has my attention! I'm curious to know the recipe.... but then even if I had it I only have a huge pressure cooker. It's been nice to meet your blog.

Kati said...

Love that seitan stir-fry! I've been craving seitan like crazy lately...

Pamela said...

We're considering buying a pressure cooker, but don't even know where to begin. Any recommendations? :)

Sarah said...

Pamela - I remember doing some research when I bought mine, and found that Magefesa was the best out there. My sis ordered it for me when she lived in the states, as there was only one North American distributor, and it seemed at the time like they didn't have a web presence. But the company was totally reputable, and I was more impressed with the after-sales service despite living in Canada. I'm really happy with the one I have as it is so easy to use and safe.

I also heard that Kuhn Rikon is second best, but perhaps improvements have been made in pressure cookers in the 7 years since I bought mine. I would check out some reputable review sites, unless you decide to check out the Magefesa. I would avoid T-Fal, but that's just me.