Saturday, March 31, 2012

Vegan Peanut Butter Pancakes


1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2-1/2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup nondairy milk
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 egg equivalent, prepared (ex. EnerG Egg Replacer)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

2. In a separate bowl combine nondairy milk, water, peanut butter, egg replacer, and vanilla extract; beat until smooth.

3. Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix well.

4. Grease a hot griddle. Pour 3 to 4 tablespoons worth of batter onto griddle; cook for 1 minute or until golden on griddle side. Flip over and cook for another minute or until golden on both sides.

5. Top with favorite syrup, fresh fruit or jam.

Makes: 12 to 14 pancakes
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

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Strawberry Tofu Fruit Dip


1/2 block (about a cup) soft silken tofu
1/4 cup maple syrup, agave nectar, or brown rice syrup
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries


Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Use as a dip for sliced fruit.

Serves: lots

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Fajita Paella


1 cup white rice
3 cups water
1 pound firm tofu, cut into strips (defrosted from frozen)
1 red pepper
1 yellow pepper
1 green pepper
2 packets generic fajita seasoning (check vegan-ness)
1 large onion
3 cloves garlic
5 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons paprika seasoning
1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
salt to taste


Find your biggest skillet or Paella-pan. Chop tofu into small cubes and fry in 1 tablespoon oil until golden and brown. Chop the peppers and onion into rough strips, and mince the garlic. Add all of the ingredients to the tofu, give it a good stir, find a suitable lid, and cook on medium low for 20 minutes. No stirring necessary.

Taste some of the rice to ensure its cooked thoroughly and seasoned to your taste, and then serve with some warm crusty bread or some side vegetable.

Makes 4 main-dish servings, or 8 side-dish servings.

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 25 minutes

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