Friday, November 25, 2011

Vegetarian Stuffing

Source: friend of a friend

16 oz. loaf bread (ciabatta works well)
1 TB oil
2 carrots, diced
4 celery stalks, diced
1 cup chopped onion
8 oz. sliced mushrooms
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp crushed rosemary
salt & pepper to taste
8 oz. package Morningstar sausage patties (6 total)
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 can (15 oz) vegetable broth

1. Preheat oven to 350. Cut bread into 1 inch cubes; place on baking sheet & bake 7 minutes. Remove from oven to cool (leave oven on at 350).
2. Heat oil in large skillet. Saute carrots, celery, onion, mushrooms, garlic, & rosemary until softened. Put in large bowl & set aside to cool.
3. Cook patties according to package directions; cut into bite-sized pieces and stir into onion mixture along with eggs & cheese. Fold toasted bread cubes into mixture; add vegetable broth and stir until everything is moist. Transfer mixture to oiled 13 x 9 baking dish. Cover & bake 45 minutes.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Spiced Cranberry-Pear Sauce

Source: Clean Eating (slightly modified by Aimee)

This recipe can be made up to 5 days ahead (refrigerate in an airtight container).

1/4 cup water
12 oz. bag fresh cranberries
1 large pear, cored & cut into 1/4 inch pieces

1/2 cup honey
1/2 tsp grated ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg

In medium saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil, uncovered, on medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring frequently, for 8-10 minutes or until cranberries break down & mixture thickens. Let cool in saucepan, then transfer to an airtight container & chill for at least 2 hours. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Seitan Hot Wings

Source: Vegetarian Times

Mayo & maple syrup tone down the spiciness, and a breadcrumb crust adds crispiness. These are pretty similar in taste to the Morningstar brand of buffalo wings!

1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup hot sauce
2 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp smoked paprika
16 oz. seitan, separated into big chunks
1 cup panko breadcrumbs

1. Preheat oven to 350. Whisk together mayo, hot sauce, maple syrup, & paprika in bowl. Add seitan & stir until coated. Cover & marinate 2 hours.
2. Coat seitan with breadcrumbs & place on oiled baking sheet; coat with cooking spray. Bake 15 minutes, flip, coat again with cooking spray, & bake 15 minutes more. Spear with toothpicks to serve.