Posts Tagged ‘vegan butter’

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Salty, Buttered, Vegan Scallops.

April 21, 2010

I’m not too big to say there is one or two things I miss from the old days of meat eating.  It’s always seafood.  Lox and scallops.  There are a few veg scallops that seem okay I guess.  There’s this one from Worthington, which I think is the only legit package (owned by Kellogg’s).  There are a few that have done the King Oyster mushroom route.  I made some a few moths ago and they were pretty good.   None of mine looked as good as The Chubby Vegetarians, or the first one I ever saw from Ladyvoxx on The PPK.

I’ve been using a lot of tofu since I recently found theFresh Tofu Inc., tofu.  It’s a totally different tofu.  It’s like westsoy, but better.  I like regular tofu, but when you try stuff like Fresh Tofu Inc., it’s like going from Gin Blossoms to The Beatles.  You can find a way to be snobby and alt in anything, even tofu.  I bought these little cookie cutters a while ago, and used them to cut the tofu into scallop shapes.  Saute them until they have some color in a little vegetable oil.

The butter is important.  Earth Balance gets really clear, and just sort of turns into oil when heated up.  To keep its creaminess, I added some cornstarch.  A few tablespoons or eyeballed, depending on how much butter you are using.  I also add salt, Earth Balance lacks that as well I think.  Whisk it and then add minced garlic after you start to get a creaminess going.  After you plate them and pour the butter on, squeeze a fresh lemon all over the tops.

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Stuffed avocados & grilled asparagus w/horseradish sauce

January 14, 2009

Did you read this article? Oh, you didn’t. Well let me just put it to you like this.  Avocados are gonna be 2009’s new gas prices. According to the article, the weather was hotter than normal last June, which means we’re all gonna be typing in green beans on the produce button in the u-scan lane’s. Not to mention, I accidentally read what some person named “don” wrote on the comment section below that made me puke a little in my mouth.

Don said…

I have not been buying any avocados anyway–because all the avocados ,tomatoes,and other produce are from Mexico—and I refuse to buy any produce from Mexico because from what I have read and heard –Mexico uses sewer water in many places to water the crops.

Now true, don could be that guy or girl, thats in the supermarket wearing a hemp purse, and patchouli, listening to Sigur Rós on his or her organic i-pod. Either way, I still thought about it while making tonights side dish. Being that avocados are practically gods handjob of the earth, I made them anyways.
Scoop the avocado out, carefully, and set it aside. Dice up the tomato and the avocado, and toss them in a bowl. Add 3 cloves of minced roasted garlic into the mix, and carefully mix everything. Put everything back into the avocado skins, and drizzle a generous amount of nutritional yeast over the top. Next add some salt and pepper, some smoked paprika. I drizzle some Tabasco sauce over the top, but that just if your feeling crazy. The Asparagus was cooked in a cast iron pan, with some vegan butter and garlic. The horseradish sauce was mixed together in a bowl :

1 cup of veganaise

2 tbls of horseradish

1 tbls of garlic powder

1 tsp of bragg (or soysauce)

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Lay it out and make it look pretty, I added some sriracha sauce too. Believe me you dont want people calling you a racist.