voluptuous vegans

Sunday Cooking – Feb 4, 2007 by Carolina
February 4, 2007, 11:51 pm
Filed under: Blogroll, corn muffins, dessert, Hints and Tips, slow cooker, sunday food, Uncategorized

It’s Sunday and cooking day. I do admit I didn’t make enough food for the week. It’s been a busy website day, but I did make two items. Slow Cooker Channa Masala and Corn Muffins. Yummy! The corn muffins were perfect with the Channa Masala!

Here is a picture of my plate, it contains, a corn muffin, the Channa Masala with some Toffuti Sour Cream (I’m addicted to it), Sweet and Sour TVP (I didn’t make that one) and yes, that is white rice, I had a mouthful and gave it to someone else to eat. Once you switch to other rices, such as brown, white rice is kinda gross.


Here is a picture of my yummy Corn Muffins. These can be eaten with a meal. I usually eat them with curry dishes or Chili, but it can also be a desert or snack or be substituted for cake when making strawberry short cake.


Magical Meatloaf by Carolina Smart
January 14, 2007, 5:32 pm
Filed under: Blogroll, Meat loaf, Recipes, sunday food

Ok, I haven’t actually tried this yet. I made the recipe using the Magical Meatloaf generator at the Vegan Lunchbox Blog. Jennifer is brilliant by the way 🙂

Once I am done the fast, this is the first thing I am cooking. Please go ahead and try it in the meantime and let me know what happens.

Magical Meatloaf

1/2 cup walnuts
2 TB canola oil
One onion, diced
One large garlic clove, minced
Two celery ribs, diced
One cup mushrooms, cleaned and chopped
2 cups vegetarian burger or sausage crumbles
1 cup dry whole wheat bread crumbs
1/4 to 1/2 cup vegetable broth, as needed
1/2 cup uncooked polenta
1 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. dried rosemary
1 tsp. ground cumin
Several dashes vegetarian Worcestershire Sauce
2 TB soy sauce
I can tomato sauce

Preheat the oven to 350º. Spray a loaf pan or 8×8 square baking pan with nonstick spray and set aside (an 8×8 pan makes a crisper loaf).

Grind the walnuts into a coarse meal using a food processor or spice/coffee grinder. Place in a large mixing bowl and set aside.

Sauté any vegetables you’ve chosen in the vegetable oil until soft. Add to the large mixing bowl along with all the remaining ingredients. Mix and mash together well, adding only as much liquid as needed to create a soft, moist loaf that holds together and is not runny (you may not need to add any liquid if the grains and protein are very moist). Add more binder/carbohydrate as needed if the loaf seems too wet.

Press mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until cooked through. Add the tomato sauce to the top of the loaf during the last 10 minutes.

Let the loaf cool in the pan for 10 to 15 minutes, then turn out onto a plate or platter and slice. Serve with potatoes, vegetables, and vegetarian gravy, if desired.
Cold leftover slices of make a great sandwich filling.

Vegan Club Sandwich by Carolina Smart
January 4, 2007, 3:52 pm
Filed under: Blogroll, Recipes, sandwiches

3 slices toasted multi grain bread

2 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise

2 slices vegan American cheese

4 slices shaved vegan canadian back bacon

4 tomatoes, sliced, divided

4 leaves lettuce, divided

4 slices vegan smoked turkey

2 slices vegan swiss cheese

1.   Spread mayonnaise on one side of a piece of toast; add layer of Vegan American cheese, vegan canadian back bacon, two slices of tomato, two leaves of lettuce.

2.   Spread mayonnaise on second piece of toast and place on top, mayo side down. 

3.   Spread mayonnaise on top of that second piece of toast.

4.   Layer Vegan Swiss Cheese, the rest of the tomatoes, lettuce, turkey on top.

5.   Spread mayonnaise on third piece of toast and place on the stack mayo side down.

6.   Slice the sandwich in quarters diagonally.

7.   Skewers or long toothpicks may be used to hold all the layers together. 

King’s Cafe by Carolina Smart
January 3, 2007, 5:46 pm
Filed under: Blogroll, Stuff you should know!

I need to write a bit of a retraction about King’s Cafe… sort of. I had a long talk with the lady who runs the store about the miss label of their faux chicken. Apparently she has made the distributor aware of the issue and she warns people when they buy that specific product. So not to worry. Someone is on it!More recipes coming soon!