Monday, August 13, 2007

200!

This is my 200th post :) I got back from Barrie yesterday. Me and 9 other friends went to the Warped Tour there and had a blast! I even died my hair purple, but since I'm a redhead, it just made it a darker red haha; as you can see (on the right).

Anyways, I wish I could say I baked cupcakes for my special post, but I really made them for our jello shooter-making party we had on Friday. And everyone loved them. They were basic chocolate with buttercream frosting, from Vegan Cupcakes. And I even managed to make myself some vegan shooters from a recipe on vegweb. But I added too much agar and they were way too strong, so I didn't even drink them. I'll have to tweak the recipe.


Other than that, the only other thing I've made is Maui "chicken" and rice, from a recipe I adapted in Looneyspoons. I made chicken seitan to replace the meat in it.


Maui "Chicken" and Rice

4 chicken seitan "steaks", cut into cubes
2 1/2 cups "chicken" or vegetable broth
1 can/14 ounces pineapple tidbits in juice, undrained
1 1/2 cups uncooked long grain white or brown rice (if using brown, use the rice that cooks in 25 minutes)
3/4 cup finely chopped carrots
1/2 cup each chopped sweet red and green pepper
1/3 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons each of brown sugar, white vinegar and soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup chopped green onions

Spray a large saucepan with cooking spray. Cook seitan over med-high until heated through.

Add remaining ingredients except green onions and stir well. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to med-low and cover. Simmer for 25 minutes, til rice is tender. Stir occasionally.

Stir in green onions during the last 5 minutes of cooking time.

Makes 4-6 servings

9 comments:

Vivacious Vegan said...

Congratulations on 200! I love cooked pineapple so this Maui dish sounds right up my alley.

Carrie™ said...

I bet the Warped Tour was a blast! My MIL has Looneyspoons and all the follow-ups and I've used a few of the recipes and adapted them, which isn't difficult. They always turn out great.

Judy said...

As a hairstylist, I am often skeptical of purple hair - but yours looks really good!

And dontcha just love Looneyspoons? It's nice to see you able to veganize some of their recipes.

Tracy said...

Congrats on Post 200! Woo Hoo! I think I might have to make me some of that Chik'n and Rice, too!

Kumudha said...

Congratulation!

The cupcake looks delicious!

Tofu Mom (AKA Tofu-n-Sprouts) said...

YAY for 200!

Great looking recipe too. Yum!

Anonymous said...

Hey darlin'! Your purple hair looks great! It was so nice to see you! Hope you get your new "digs". See you at Christmas.

Luv ya! Aunt Teri :)

Sarah said...

200 - wow, congrats!

Thanks for the Looneyspoons redux - I've been looking for recipes to use Yves Chick'n Tenders, and this would be perfect!

Anonymous said...

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