you can make this stuff at home?! I'd been thinking for some time about a recipe I'd seen on Chris and Darlene's Eat Air blog for Tangerine Seitan. Last night I finally whipped it up, using orange instead of the tangerine for some seriously Crispy Orange Seitan with Broccoli. Wow! This stuff is incredible! I already cannot wait to make it again! It comes together quite easily (I opted to use La Dolce Vegan's beef style seitan recipe) and I didn't have a problem with the crispiness of the seitan likely because I used a bit more peanut oil in the cooking of the seitan and let it get rather crispy before removing it. I also used an extra teaspoon of agave in the sauce to suit our tastes. My method was to cook the broccoli, remove it, cook the seitan, remove it, make the sauce and then dump it all over the veggie/seitan combo and serve with some brown rice. Great stuff! This satisfied a Chinese food craving I didn't even know I was having! Thanks, you guys for sharing such a tasty recipe!
Next up, a sinful treat at our house this past week....Linguine with olive oil and garlic. I say sinful because it's a rare event that we'll consume any pasta whatsoever much less a non-whole wheat variety. But, at our latest trip to the grocery store, the Cap'n gave me those eyes when asking if we could puuuulllleeeeease do the garlic and oil thing with 'real' pasta. ha! my Italian momma would be so proud. I caved and boy, was it decadently good! I topped mine with Parma! (and don't think we were all bad, this was served with my beloved vegan Caesar complete with sundried tomatoes, roasted brussel sprouts, and roasted port. mushrooms).
Not stopping there, the leftover non whole wheat pasta had to be consumed somehow. There was only about a 1/2 c. of it leftover and I was dining alone that night. Using leftover roasted Portobellos and sauteing some spinach turned into this delight
with a touch of vegan organic Smart Balance and lots of nutritional yeast and fresh black pepper. Leftovers can prove to be sometimes even tastier than their original incarnations!
and what week at DGMGV's house would be complete without a lunch of Amy's non-dairy bean burrito? none that I'm aware of. here's this week's with Tofutti, Zapata's roasted salsa verde, a bit of fresh cilantro, and some sweet grape tomatoes.I'm telling ya, this is my FAVORITE vegan 'fast food'.