July 22, 2017

Marinated tofu

Baked tofu marinated in soy sauce

30 minutes in oven
375 convect

Flip tofu at 20 minutes

July 17, 2017

Summer Watermelon and tri-ripened tomato Salsa

1 C of watermelon (small cubes)
1 C garden tomatoes chopped (I had one red, one orange and one green tomato)
1T chopped onion
1-2 T cilantro
One lime, juiced
pinch of salt

Optional: 2T of garden peppers. I added a few small garden peppers I had. Add hot ones if you like hot. Add sweet ones if you don't want it hot. Either works great.

Just chop and mix all the ingredients together. No cooking necessary.

July 7, 2017

Vegan Beyond Beef Tartare

Because there's not a recipe on the internet for this yet.

1 raw Beyond Beef patty
1t dijon mustard
1T shallot
1t cornichon
1t capers
1T parsley
3 shake of Tabasco hot sauce
3 shakes of vegan Worcestershire sauce

Dice the shallot, cornichon, capers and parsely. Mix all the ingredients. Plate and serve with toast points. Serves 2 as an appetizer. 

May 27, 2017

Vegan Italian Beef Broth


The Broth
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 8 oz mushrooms white
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 cups Vegetable Broth low sodium variety
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup of any Stout Beer
  • 4 Tbls Soy Sauce low sodium
  • 2 Tbls Tomato Paste
  • 2 Tbls Pepperocini Peppers and juice
  • 2 tsp Vegan Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 Tbls Nutritional Yeast
  • 2 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Basil
  • 1 tsp Fennel
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Ginger

August 13, 2016

Korean Daikon Pickle (Danmuji)


Measurement conversions:

2 daikon radishes
1.5 Cups Water
1.5 Cups Rice vinegar
1 Cup Sugar
1T Salt
1t Turmeric
20 black peppercorns
3 bay leaves

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.