April 30, 2016

Jackfruit BBQ

You need "Young Green Jackfruit in Brine." Do not buy jackfruit in syrup.

Cut out the core of each piece (the tips of the triangles)
Shred the rest by hand. Get about 1 can per person for sandwiches.

Cook shredded jackfruit in 1/2 C of broth until broth is gone. Put all the jackfruit on an oiled cookie sheet. Cook for 10-12 minutes at 400 degrees until it starts to brown.

Mix browned jackfruit with warm sauce and serve with sweet coleslaw on top.

If you have no broth, I use powdered onion, garlic, salt and paprika with water.

April 19, 2016

Kenny's BBQ Sauce Clone

After some research and testing, here is a pretty darn close replica of the BBQ sauce at the Kenny's Ribs & Chicken restaurants in Chicago.  Kenny's sauce in the store is made from a lot of processed ingredients like corn syrup and preservatives. Here's a more fresh version.

6 oz. can of tomato paste
1 C water
1/2 C distilled vinegar
Juice from 1/2 lemon
3T sugar
3T brown sugar
2 t molasses
1 t salt
1 t mustard powder
1/2 t onion powder
1/4 t garlic powder

To make it hot, add 1/2 t of cayenne.

Mix and simmer on stove for 10 minutes.

March 28, 2016

Homemade BBQ Sauce

6 dashes of liquid smoke (Hickory)
3 T brown sugar
3T sugar
1/2 T tamarind pulp
1 C water
1 6oz can tomato paste
1/4 C Worcestershire sauce (vegan)
1t salt
1/2 C cider vinegar
1 t garlic powder
2t A1 steak sauce

For hot:
1 t fresh ground black pepper
1/2 t cayenne

Simmer on stove for 15 minutes. Add heat after cooking.

March 24, 2016

Lice Treatment

It happens with kids. Good info so I don't forget...

Cetaphil treatment to get rid of live lice
Put Cetaphil in dry hair
Blow dry
Wait 8 hours and wash out

Then with wet hair and conditioner, use the Terminator comb on every inch of hair. This will get rid of any nits. Repeat daily until no more nits are found.

January 18, 2016

Vegan Parmesean Cheese

1 C raw cashews
1/4 C nutritional yeast
1 t salt
1 t garlic powder

Blend in food processor until it has a parm-like consistency.

November 25, 2015

GF Blintzes Pancakes

This GF recipe worked particularly well. It is adapted from the Joy of Vegan Baking.

3t En-R-G egg replacer
4T water
1C non-dairy milk
3/4 C Bob's Red Mill all-purpose GF flour
1t sugar
pinch of salt

Mix water and egg replacer. Whip for 2 minutes until frothy. Add all other ingredients. Whip until smooth. It should be the consistency of "thin cream." Thicker than soy milk. Thinner than pancake batter. Pour 1/4c onto hot pan and tilt pan to thin out the batter in a large circle shape. Makes 8-10 pancakes.

Fill with blintz filling stuff and top with fruit compote.