Dilled Green Beans with Seitan

What a long, strange trip it’s been. In the last month I’ve traveled to Indiana, New Orleans, Berlin, Michigan and Ohio, and I’ve made good friends with the Detroit airport. Needless to say, I’m behind. But I promise to catch up fast, both with my travels and with some of the delicious spring lunches and dinners I’ve been enjoying. A few weeks ago I received … Continue reading Dilled Green Beans with Seitan

Brunch at Local 44 – Rueben for the win!

Local 44 has just (finally!) revealed a new brunch menu, Memphis Taproom/Ressurentction Alehouse owners have finally brought us the vegetarian and vegan options to rival MTR (Don’t even get me started on the fried pickles). I stopped in on brunch opening weekend, and had a hard time making a decisions. Eventually, I went with the fried mushrooms, coated in a buttermilk batter and with a … Continue reading Brunch at Local 44 – Rueben for the win!

roasted baby heirlooms, polenta, fried marrinated zucchini, braised seitan

Sometimes simple is best. This may look like a complicated meal, but if you start everything at once, it will all come together quickly. A simple polenta with a dash of cream, butter and local parmesan. Onions, slow carmelized in butter while the baby tomatoes roast, then tossed together with salt, pepper, a dash or red wine. Sliced zucchini, marinated in the refrigerator in red … Continue reading roasted baby heirlooms, polenta, fried marrinated zucchini, braised seitan

Coup de Taco truck

I love truck food. I love tacos. I love food trucks right by my office that serve up super-special vegetarian-friendly tacos. The sudden surge of young, college-grads starting food trucks to realize their culinary dreams (and work their butts off) has recently brought Honest Tom’s tacos, Hubbub Coffee, and now Coup de Taco. Their website commands “Welcome to the Taco Revolution. Savor the Conquest. Join … Continue reading Coup de Taco truck

Make your own grilled BBQ seitan

Homemade seitan can seem like a tricky proposition, but it’s not that difficult (and much cheaper!) when you get the hang of it. Ever since I tried the amazing seitan at Horizons, I’ve recommitted myself to perfecting my seitan efforts. Above – the seitan. Already boiled, marinated, grilled, and ready to be devoured. But how do you get there? First, pick a recipe. I like … Continue reading Make your own grilled BBQ seitan

Seitan, broccoli, carrots and greens with peanut sauce

I had a craving for peanut sauce last night, so I whipped up an almost-quick dinner of homemade setian (frozen and thawed), fresh broccoli, carrots and greens. I stir-fried the seitan first in just a bit of peanut oil until it browned, then added the veggies, a touch of homemade vegetable broth, and steamed everything for about 5 minutes. Meanwhile,  I made the “lighter” version … Continue reading Seitan, broccoli, carrots and greens with peanut sauce

Squash Soup with Cumin Pumpkin Seeds

With the remaining half of the crookneck squash I used for the vegetable tagine, I whipped up this quick squash soup with zippy pumpkin seeds. Squash Soup with Cumin Pumpkin Seeds serves 4 soup 1 Tbs. olive oil (herb seasoned oil is nice) 3 shallots 1 carrot 1 celery rib 4 cups chopped and seeded crookneck squash 3 cups vegetable broth sea salt freshly ground … Continue reading Squash Soup with Cumin Pumpkin Seeds