Monday, August 13, 2007


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