Monday, November 26, 2012

Silk Soy Milk Dispenser

"I have never seen anything more beautiful." anonymous vegan

The new Silk dispenser holds two 2.5 gallon bags of soy milk in a BIB (bag-in-box) style. Silk currently offers vanilla and chocolate,  its two most popular options. 
The machine is free as long a you purchase a minimum amount of their product.

Silk Soy Milk Dispenser
comes in Vanilla and Chocolate

Sits on the counter right next to the other milk dispenser 

Easy push buttons for dispensing 

Cool, easy to read digital temperature

Soy milk is shipped in boxes

BIB (Bag-in-Box) holds 2.5 gallons for
easy lifting and filling of  machine 

Two removable containers

Remove containers by sliding them out

Place container on its back
and change out the bag


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Vegan Turkey Dinner

Last year I made 2 vegan turkeys and sold out right at the end of lunch.
This year I made 4 and sold out right at the end of lunch.

(vegan turkey)
Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner:
Carved Vegan Turkey with Whipped Yukon Gold Potatoes, 
Roasted Green Beans, Kamut Pilaf with Cranberry and Walnuts, and Fresh Rosemary and Sage Gravy

(vegan turkey)
Vegan Turkey ready for wrapping
(vegan turkey)
Vegan Turkey wrapped in cheesecloth. Next step: 
boil in water for 1 hour and 45 minutes.
(vegan turkey)
Vegan Turkey (after boiling) wrapped in puff pastry
(vegan turkey)
Vegan Turkey with Ketchup and Spice Rub
(vegan turkey)
Vegan Turkey out of the Oven
(vegan turkey)
Carved Vegan Turkey
Cranberry Walnut Kamut Pilaf
Green Beans ready for roasting
(vegan gravy)
Fresh Rosemary and Sage Gravy

Potatoes ready for the Steamer
Vegan Whipped Potatoes
(potatoes, canola oil, soy milk, salt, pepper, onion powder)

Vegan Pumpkin Pie
(did you really think I would forget the pie!)
I used vegan cream cheese as the base for the pie, and Riches vegan whipped topping for the whipped cream.

Vegan Turkey Video
Vegan Turkey Recipe

Monday, October 29, 2012

Happy Halloween Potato Skulls

"Borg" potato skull

potato skull
(this is how I feel when I ride the MBTA green line)

potato skull

potato skull family

potato skull centerpiece

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Vegan Cake Doughnuts

vegan cake doughnut
There are two types of doughnuts: 
raised, and cake. 
Raised doughnuts are light, airy and use yeast for the leveling agent. Maple bars are one example.
Cake doughnuts are denser and use baking powder for the leveling agent. 

combine AP flour, baking powder, sugar, vegan Ener-G Egg Replacer Powder, and salt

add soy milk and vegetable oil

lightly knead

roll out to 1/2 " thick

reuse scraps for remaining doughnuts

fry in 350 degree Fahrenheit oil for about two minutes on each side

make glaze

(vegan cake doughnuts)
brush doughnuts with glaze

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 ready to serve

(vegan cake doughnut)
vegan cake doughnut coated with cinnamon and sugar
(vegan cake doughnut)
Vegan Chocolate Cake Doughnut with Chocolate Glaze

(vegan cake doughnut)
My breakfast with a cup of Earl Grey, Hot

Vegan Old-fashioned Doughnut
made with vegan sour cream and a touch of nutmeg

Monday, September 17, 2012

Vegan Pizza

Make vegan pizza by simply leaving off the cheese. Roasting (preferably) or tossing the vegetables with a little bit of vegetable or olive oil can help replace the oils/fat usually found in cheese.  Crumple a bit of tofu on top if available. Use vegan crust and sauce.
Get dough ready.
Dock dough.
This can happen if you do not dock the dough!
Giant pocket sandwich anyone? 
Pre-baking the crust works well if you have multiple
pizzas to make, you need to make them ahead of
time, and you want the crust to stay crispy.
Pizza sauce.
One six ounce ladle should be enough sauce per pizza.
Get your veggies ready.
Roasted vegetables.
Add roasted vegetables.
(vegan pizza)
Five pound block of extra firm tofu.
Crumble tofu.
Add tofu.
(vegan pizza)
Fresh out of the oven.
(vegan pizza)
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