Simmered Seitan With Cold Udon Noodles and Peanut Sauce

Simmered seitan can be a bit more fiddly to make than steamed, as it requires you set time aside to actually keep an eye on the simmering pot and ensure the simmering continues without advancing into too strong of a boil. It had it’s advantages though. The resulting seitan is more ‘steak-like’ in texture, and has a rich meaty flavour.

When the weather gets warmer, the cold udon noodle dish usually makes an appearance. It has that perfect balance of refreshing, from the cold udon noodles and veggies, and rich with the dense peanut sauce over the seitan strips. Don’t forget to squeeze a little lime over the top to add that extra ‘zing!’.

We’ve once again got Isa Chandra Moskowitz to thank for this recipe. I’ve included copies from her book ‘Vegan With A Vengence’ below. This was actually the first of her books that we got, a much loved gift from a friend. Don’t mind the messy pages! It just goes to prove how well loved this is…

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Mum Makes Vegan “Unprocessed” Cheese Slices

Turns out Mum enjoyed cooking for YouTube. So here’s another episode of cooking with Mum. This time we have this easy homemade vegan cheese, which is great for adding to baked dishes such as lasagna, or cheese melties. I myself ate one this morning stirred into some baked beans, which created a delightful creamy cheesy sauce.

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Montezuma’s: Una Experiencia Mexicana

 It’s always nice to be asked to a meal where your companion is genuinely excited for the food. Pair that with the joy of finding somewhere you loved in times P.V. (pre-vegan) had added vegan options to their menu and, generally, you know it’s going to be fiesta time for your taste buds!

Such were the circumstances when Montezuma’s of Melbourne Street, North Adelaide, announced on Wednesday that they were now able to ‘veganise’ any of their vegetarian menu items by switching the cheese and sour cream for vegan replacements. This would add a $2.50 fee to the price of any meal.

 

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Japanese! ^_^

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If you’re a bit of a food obsessed individual, like myself, you maybe find yourself sitting in front of your computer at odd hours reading Wikipedia articles on obscure food related topics, and developing a working knowledge of things that might seem interesting only to yourself (a basic history of the ‘base sauces’ recognized by French cuisine, maybe?). Sometimes it may seem there are certain food traditions that are simply out of reach to vegans while still remaining within the realm of practicality. It’s always a pleasant surprise when you are proven to be wrong, and I was recently with a visit to Ginza Miyako on North Terrace.

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What Y’all Can Eat in Sydney, Australia

I made it!
I made it!

For years I’ve just wanted to go to Sydney. You know, Adelaide is my home sweet home, but I couldn’t help but get a little hung up on the fact that I’d never seen the two architectural structures that people from elsewhere probably associate most strongly with my homeland. It seems silly, but it was almost like a little pilgrimage, and totally fitting that we set out on Australia Day to get there.

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Cherry Darlings Christmas Box – And Thoughts on Meat Pies

Cherry Darlings LogoSo, maybe I’m a tad too late to be making a Christmas post. I’ve been busy getting cheery (cheery comes in an assortment of glass sizes and flavours!). But I’m gonna tell y’all about what I got for Christmas, why it was amazing, and why you should go get some yourself.

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