I am SUPER excited about the product I got to try out for this post: the FoodSaver FM2000 Vacuum Sealer! I’ve been thinking of buying one for years, so when an opportunity came up to work with them on a recipe, I was stoked. Next thing you know, we have some delicious marinated Tempeh Veggie Skewers on our hands!
One person who turned me onto Food Saver is actually my older sister. In the last couple of years she’s gotten into cooking, and is all about preserving stuff that she’s made. She’d send photos of her testing the jar sealers on some guacamole, which we all know can brown incredibly fast, and even a few days later this stuff was still fresh and green!Read More
Burritos are one of my absolute favorite foods. So I got pretty excited about this Street-Style Barbacoa Burrito recipe from 30 Minute Vegan Dinners by Megan Sadd!Jump to Recipe
And what better way to jump back into blogging after a month-long “break” working on my cookbook, than with a new recipe and giveaway! But before we get to them, let me give you a little background on the author and book.
You may not realize it, but you’ve probably seen one of Megan’s beautiful vegan recipe videos on facebook, already! She runs the drool-worthy blog Carrots & Flowers, and 30 Minute Vegan Dinners is her first forray into published cookbooks. And what a convenient title to start with!
Firstly, this book is made up of 75 recipes, some being staples you use throughout the book, and the rest being dinners. Because it’s a dinner cookbook, you don’t have the traditional chapters dividing it up by breakfast, lunch, or dessert. Rather, Megan divides these dinners up by style of cuisine, such as “Southern Comfort Made Simple” and “Speedy Homestyle Italian”.
You’ll find the Street-Style Barbacoa Burrito recipe, that I’m sharing with you today, in the chapter dubbed “Quick & Easy Latin Flair”! To be 100% honest, my assistant and I kinda messed this up because we were making a few recipes at the same time. We diced the mushrooms instead of slicing, but they still turned out deliciously! So, word to the wise, pay closer attention than I when making the burritos.
Lastly, if you are a US resident that’s 18 & older, enter the giveaway after the recipe for a copy of the cookbook!Read More
If you’ve been following me for a while, or even for just a lil’ bit, you may know that I am obsessed with vegan mac and cheese. After showing some appreciation for this wonderful comfort food in the form of a twitter thread, I thought it was high-time for a Best of Vegan Mac and Cheese list!
So, I went through some of my favorites from the blog, and got some input from blogger friends for this drool-worthy line up. Here you’ll find appetizer-inspired recipes like macho nachos, and jalapeño popper macs. Of course there are your classic baked macs, or some with Korean flavors like gochujang or kimchi!Read More
If it isn’t obvious yet, this meal of vegan fried chicken and sourdough biscuits is one that’ll comfort you and stick to your bones! Hearty, flavorful, and perfect for weekend brunch. Plus, it’s non-vegan approved!Jump to Recipe
I want to get a few things out of the way before we delve into these vegan fried chicken and sourdough biscuits. First, I’m apologizing ahead of time for all of the photos, there was so much to document! But, I would love to hear from you – are the process photos helpful? Second, I’m the type of person that’s into moderation. Typically, I like finding a healthier twist for recipes, but in this case.. I went ALL in.
I had actually attempted to make these vegan chicken pieces in the air fryer and it was not working out. So, I pulled out my savory fry oil and put these puppies in the cast iron. SUCCESS! Oh, but I do feel the need to mention just why I was making vegan fried chicken and sourdough biscuits in the first place.
Corey and I’s friend TJ was visiting the last few days, and I was excitedly telling him about my sourdough starters. He then mentioned that his grandfather used to make sourdough biscuits with the starter remnants. Naturally, I knew I had to try this out, because I LOVE biscuits! He had also mentioned chicken – and I’ve been wanting to try this soy curl/seitan combo out for months. All of the culinary stars aligned and I started on my mission.
Now, if you’re not familiar with soy curls, they’re non-gmo textured soy (but with the fiber, not just TVP), and can be found online or in some specialty stores. Though I’ve been making my own seitan for years, I wanted a little more texture in it and thought folding in soy curls might do the trick. I tested it out with a first batch, which was good – but over-steamed. Then a second batch of vegan chicken, with adjusted ratios + time, and woohoo! I nailed it.
Lastly, I combined my go-to recipe for biscuits with King Arthur Flour’s sourdough biscuits. Then added a lil’ vegan buttermilk and vegan cheddar, for allll of the flavor. These biscuits turned out so damn good! And if you don’t have any sourdough starter on hand, make these biscuits instead. To cut down on a little time, you can buy vegan canned biscuits at some grocery stores.
If you’re looking to not spend a whole morning making these, I suggest prepping and steaming the seitan chicken ahead of time. Then, you can refrigerate it, and when you’re ready bread/fry them for vegan fried chicken and sourdough biscuits!Read More