Friday, November 20, 2009

Some New Videos...

Okay, I can finally share the news on my top secret project. Morningstar Farms asked me to do a series of videos for them, featuring some of their recipes. The videos are aimed at getting people excited about veg meals. The recipes aren't all vegan, though they are pretty easy to veganize with a few substitutions (which I did in the recipes using soy cheese and sour cream). I'm really excited about the videos and will post them here as soon as I figure out how. Until then, they are on the homepage of the Morningstar Farms website here and on their Facebook page. And let me just say that the quesadillas are killer with Daiya cheese in them. Yum!

I'm also putting the finishing touches on my manuscript, which I turn in after Thanksgiving. I am really happy with the way that it's all coming together. I just wish that the book was coming out sooner.

I will try and blog again before Thanksgiving, but if I don't (we're expecting a lot of houseguests next week), happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

XO Julie


Rachel Kovaciny said...

Wow! Congrats on such an awesome assignment! That is way cool.

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

you are so big time, julie!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Congrats Julie & Happy Thanksgiving! xo.

Karla said...

oh, fun!
are all the Morningstar products now vegan?

Meghan (Making Love In The Kitchen) said...

How fun!

Jain said...

K.E.N., Morningstar Farms "Meal Starters Griller Recipe Crumbles" contain both skim milk and egg whites; e.g., not vegan.

julie hasson said...

Thanks Rachel!
Ha, thanks Jess!
Thanks Melisser! I hope that you guys had a great Thanksgiving.

Carla, Jain is right. Only some of the products are vegan. The riblets definitely are vegan though, and really yummy.

Thanks Certified Nutritionist and Holistic Lifestyle Consultant.

Timerty said...

Please allow me to share some vegan recipes:

Vegan Omelette

The recipe can also be used to make vegan quiche!

400g mashed firm tofu
3/4 cup chickpea/gram flour
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp dill herb
minced onions
sufficient amount of water

Chickpea flour can be substituted with breadcrumbs and 1 tsp of yellow custard powder. Yellow custard powder can be substituted with 1 tsp of cornflour with a tiny bit of annatto for the yellow color.

1. Mix mashed tofu with chickpea flour, sugar.
2. Mix in chopped dill, onions or favorite herbs and spices.
3. Add paste with sufficient amount of water to form a paste with medium consistency.
4. Pour paste onto oiled non-stick small egg pan or larger pan and shake pan to spread paste evenly.
5. Fry on both sides until brown or longer to crisp(flip in air or use 2 spatulas/pans to flip)
6. Serve with ground black pepper

Vegan Burgers

800g mashed form tofu
2 cups breadcrumbs
2 tbsp Marmite
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tbsp black/white sugar
1 tsp dark ground pepper
chopped onions and garlic
optional favorite herbs and spices

1. Mix mashed tofu with dark soy sauce, Marmite, sugar, pepper and mix well.
2. Mix in breadcrumbs and mix well.
3. Mix in parsley, onions, garlic or other favorite herbs and spices.
4. Press mixture into a long rectangular plastic container to form a loaf. Use cling wrap if necessary.
5. Refrigerate overnight to firm.
6. Take out firmed loaf to slice into patties.
7. Fry both sides on an oiled non-stick pan till brown.
8. Serve with barbecue sauce or other favorite sauce.

World's Best Vegan Pancakes

This is a recipe I created.

3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tablespoon custard powder
2 cups soy milk
2 tbsp oil
optional fruits

1. Mix all the dry ingredients together and then add the soy milk and oil
2. Cook on a greased griddle until golden brown on both sides
3. Serve with maple syrup.

World's Best Vegan Crab Cakes

This is a recipe I created. They tastes just like real ones!

400g soybean meal
800g mashed firm tofu
1 cup breadcrumbs
extra breadcrumbs for coating
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground pepper

Soybean meal can be bought from the tofu section of Japanese supermarkets. It can also be made by soaking soybeans, blended with water and boiled to form soy milk, and then obtained from the filtered soy milk.

1. Mix mashed tofu with soybean meal and breadcrumbs.
2. Add salt, pepper, sugar, additional favorite herbs, vegetables or spices.
3. Refrigerator in a sealed container to firm.
4. Form mixture into balls and coat with breadcrumbs and then press into flat circles.
5. Deep fry or bake in oven with sufficient oil to crisp on both sides.

Orange Lentil Curry

Very delicious and fulfilling!

1 1/2 cup orange lentils
2 tbsp curry powder
2~ cups water
dash of dark soy sauce
1 tbsp black sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp oil

1. Add lentils to water and boil.
2. Add curry powder, soy sauce, salt, sugar, oil and cook till medium consistency.
3. Serve with rice or bread.

Timerty said...

Chinese New Year Peanut Cookies

These cookies are good for anytime of the year and are too easy and delicious to make. The eggs are left out from the normal recipe. The original recipe calls for coarsely grounded peanuts, black sugar, peanut oil and salt, and has half a peanut on top of each cookie. You can also use white sugar and finely grounded nuts to make softer and whiter cookies.

2 cups flour
1/2 cup coarsely/finely ground roasted peanuts
3/4 cup black/white sugar
sufficient amount of peanut/soy oil
optional tsp of salt

1. Mix flour, peanuts and sugar together.
2. Add a little oil at a time until you can shape the mixture into non-sticky balls.
3. Press balls into slightly flatten circles.
4. (optional)Use a vegan eggwash to coat cookies
5. Bake at 170 degrees for 18 minutes.

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