Showing posts from November, 2020

Vegan Pumpkin Pie

A super easy, yummy vegan pumpkin pie, great for using up that 2-pack of Wholly Wholesome pie crust (use the other one for the  Festive Chickpea Tart ).  I've tried a few vegan pumpkin pie recipes. I used to use tofu, but am moving away from that; now doing something closer to this  minimalist baker recipe. Ingredients Filling: 1 15 ounce can pumpkin puree    or 2 cups cooked pumpkin or sweet potato 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp ginger 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp cloves 1/4 tsp salt 1/3 C brown sugar or maple syrup (or half each) 1 T canola oil 2/3 C almond, oat, or coconut milk 2 T arrowroot or cornstarch 1 T oat flour Pie crust: We like Wholly Wholesome crusts or shells , or make a homemade vegan crust .  Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put all the ingredients in a food processor and blend a couple minutes until smooth. Pour into the pie shell and bake 1 hour at 350 degrees. Check at 30 minutes; if the crust starts to burn, cover the crust with a pie shield. After an hour

C'mon Man! Sloppy Joes

In honor of our new President-elect -- and his fine VP-elect -- I decided to try to make sloppy joes from the (new) Impossible Burger plant-based meat I got at Trader Joe's last week. What follows is a mashup of 4 different recipes, plus a little twist of heat. It was delicious! You could totally fool carnivores with this one. ("What, this is all plants?  C'mon, man !") Ingredients 1 package Impossible burger beef 2 T canola oil 1 onion, chopped 1 tsp cumin seed 1/2 tsp pepper flakes 1 bell pepper, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced Sauce (or could use bbq sauce): 15 oz can tomato sauce 1 T brown sugar or molasses 2 T yellow mustard 2 T ketchup (or tomato paste) 1 tsp chili pwd 1 tsp smoked paprika 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper Instructions Sauté cumin seed, pepper flakes, and onion in oil for 2-3 minutes. While it's cooking, whisk together sauce. Add garlic and bell pepper and cook 2-3 more minutes, until onion is translucent.  Add beef and cook until browned.  Add

Cauliflower Potato Curry

Larry asked his colleague Supraja what she had for lunch the other day, and she shared this  cauliflower curry recipe. I had a small head of cauliflower and some potatoes and cabbage to use, so I added a few more vegetables and changed up the spicing a little (making up the "curry" part with the various spices I have), and it was very good! Thank you, Supraja!  Ingredients 1 small cauliflower, chopped  2 medium potatoes, chopped 2 C cabbage, chopped 1 onion, chopped 2 T canola oil 1 hot pepper, minced 2 tsp cumin seed 1 tsp mustard seed 1/2 tsp fenugreek seed 4 cloves garlic, minced 1" ginger, minced Spices: 1 bay leaf 1 tsp thyme 2 tsp turmeric 2 tsp coriander 2 tsp chili pwd 1/2 tsp paprika 1 tsp salt 1 tsp black pepper 2 T dried or fresh cilantro 1 can diced tomatoes 1 can coconut milk zest of 1 lime Instructions Chop the vegetables. Steam the potatoes and cauliflower in the microwave for 4 minutes to precook them a little, and set aside to cool. Mix the spices and s