Friday, December 07, 2007

For Those of Us Who Like it HOT

A quick and easy meal of canned seitan patties, crusted with panko (i freaking love these things), herbed roasted potatoes and collard greens can only be made better by the addition of this on your greens. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, love it.

Side note: I took a nasty spill two days ago and aside from a scraped up and swollen shin, a bruised ulna, and nasty knot on one knee, and both my triceps aching like i've been training for some kind of weight lifting championship, both me and the baby are just fine. they did an ultrasound to be sure and I may have a pretty good idea of the baby's gender....but I'm not gonna tell you 'til I get those pretty lil' pictures in my hot lil' hands tomorrow. ;) don'tcha just love a good suspenseful post? hehe

oh...and....Susan had asked about my Superior Caesar Salad Recipe that I'd love to share with anyone who wants it. It's truly a crowd pleaser and those I've made it for happily request it again and again. You can find the recipe for the dressing here, and those sprinkles of kelp powder are three good, long dashes, if ya know what i mean. I love that it's not tofu based and that it tastes remarkably like the real deal. You can thin it out a bit with some water to extend how much you have (you're so gonna wanna have it a couple more times after you try it!)

For the salad itself (and i never measure) it's just the following:
romaine lettuce
chopped sundried tomatoes (the type packed in oil)
roasted brussel sprouts (a la VWaV)
hemp seeds
nutritional yeast
and topped with some sliced roasted portabellos

quantities are just to taste. I tend to go a bit light on the tomatoes so that they don't overpower, i load up on the brussel sprouts (you will not believe the perfection they lend to a caesar salad!), and go heavy on the hempseeds and generously dust with the NY, then toss it all up with the dressing. I promise you, it's superior to any vegan caesar creation you've had before....if i do say so myself!

Until tomorrow!!!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting your salad - can't wait to try it. I also must order that canned seitan.....

Glad you and the little one are safe. I did that once when largely preganant, landing squarly on my big belly on the cement sidewalk. Scary until the doc explained how well protected the baby really is!

Be well,

Teresa said...

Oh no, I sure hope that you heal quickly. I'm so glad to hear that both you and the baby are ok. Sorry about the spill. But how exciting to be learning the gender soon!

Oh yes- everything is better HOT! And those potatoes look roasted to perfection!

Lori- the Pleasantly Plump Vegan said...

glad to hear you and the baby are okay!

Sheree' said...

oh dear, I am glad you and the baby are ok. So sorry you had a fall. Sending hugs your way! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Brussels sprouts YUM!!!!

Judy said...

Those crispy little patties look delicious.

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

I do love spice, so bring on the heat!! :0)

yikes!! I do hope that you and the new-one-on-the-way will stay safe!! be extra careful!!