Sunday, September 30, 2007

Seitan and Mushroom Stroganoff

I hosted my parents for dinner recently and wanted to make something they are familiar with, but with a vegan flair. So, after a bit of searching through my various cookbooks and on-line, i found the perfect recipe - PPK's Seitan and Portobello Mushroom Stroganoff!

I haven't had the meat version since i was a girl and my parents have never had seitan before, but judging by their compliments, this recipe gives the meat version a run for its money. On a cool Fall night, this is a perfect dish to warm and fill you up. I followed the recipe to a T for once, with my mother watching me for most of it. No pressure!

It calls for fresh thyme and Burgundy cooking wine, and it's definitely worth it to use them. The fresh herb really enhances the flavour, and brings it all together, and the wine is just what's in the meat one so my mom was happy at the 'authenticity' of the dish.

Unfortunately, i only got a couple of photos, so here's one. I served the sour cream on the side. This dish makes a lot - so perfect for dinner parties. If you're not planning such a feast, i'd even quarter it.

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Monday, September 03, 2007

Roasted Veg

This is one of those recipes that makes you really glad you have a garden. The Man-Cub and I went out and dug new red potatoes - beets - carrots - and red onions.

...Cut everything up and sprinkled with olive oil...

Then we mixed everything up and put it in a pretty roaster...

...was this ever a yummy side dish for Sunday Dinner...

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Saturday Morning = Pancakes

We normally have waffles on Saturday Morning and then save the leftovers for school morning breakfasts - so this week's Oatmeal Pancake recipe was perfect. My only substitution was to leave half of the oats whole for a bit more chewy texture - these were excellent.

I didn't have any pecans - so here served with black walnuts, maple syrup and a few slices of banana.

The Man-Cub loved them - he could do without the walnuts 'though - he said...