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#1 Old 02-10-2011, 12:26 PM
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I found a new cookbook and I must say, I love it!! I'm sure its not a new cookbook, but when you venture to a new bookstore, you never know what you'll find! Veganize This.....my new bible. Unfortunately, most af the recipes are very involved.....good thing I love to cook!

It has all sorts of recipes for things I was having a hard time finding at the grocery/health food store (i.e. seitan, mock cheeses, mimicream etc).

My latest addiction is the "beef" seitan I made myself, and used to make "Steak" tacos...I've eaten them every day this week.

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#2 Old 02-10-2011, 01:31 PM
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I've been ogling that cookbook for a few weeks now! It looks so awesome. I agree, it seems pretty labour intensive, but it has so many recipes for things I've never seen vegan versions of. This is the next one on my list, after Appetite for Reduction.

Let us know if you make anything else amazing out of there!
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Pecan pralines.....delicious even though they didn't set properly!! I have a container full of Candied pecans!

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#4 Old 02-28-2011, 03:53 PM
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I picked up that book this weekend. Still waiting on my new food processor before I tackle any new recipes (hopefully it should be here this week).

Have you tried many of the recipes? What have been your favorites? Any recipes make the "never again!" list?
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#5 Old 03-05-2011, 05:16 AM
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The author also has a website:

http://jennshaggy.blogspot.com/

Can't comment on the book, I haven't seen it, but it looks interesting!
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#6 Old 03-05-2011, 06:13 PM
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I tried making seitan a few months ago, but it didn't really turn out well. I think I know what went wrong, but it's kind of put me off from trying it again. The texture was just... weird. The appearance also: almost veiny (ewww). Had I not had it once before this, I might have thought this is what it's supposed to be like, and I would've thought I didn't like it. I had it at an Asian place in Saskatchewan last year, though, and it was awesome. Will try again sometime.

Veganize This sounds like a good cookbook for me to try out sometime. My copy of The Vegetarian Slow Cooker (all recipes have vegan options) is really starting to look worse for wear, and I'm getting lots of use out of my new(ish) copy of Vegan Comfort Food. Mmmm, vegan fettucine alfredo.

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I want to try making it at some point. I eat a lot of seitan, and I'm sure it would be way more cost-effective than buying it pre-made.
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#8 Old 03-06-2011, 11:44 AM
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I used 1 c. Gluten flour, 1 c vegetarian beef broth and 1tbsp reduced coconut milk (boil coconut milk then mix in 1tbsp of corn starch that has been mixed with 1 tbsp cold water. Boil until reduced by 1/3). Make flat patties or whatever shape u want. Then I cooked the seitan in a veg*n beef broth and a bunch of mushrooms for an hour stirring occasionally. Reserve cooking liquid to marinate sriram before cooking. I even froze some in the broth for use at a later date.

Obviously this is for "beef" seitan... Great for
Frying up for fajitas or stir fry's!! Recipe courtesy of "veganize this"

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#9 Old 03-07-2011, 07:46 AM
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I have to find me some of that gluten flour.

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I have to find me some of that gluten flour.

I see you're in Canada as well....bulk barn carries it!

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#11 Old 03-07-2011, 08:40 AM
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Thanks, Vegan Heart Mom. There isn't one near me, but I've been meaning to check out the health food store, that's probably my best bet.

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