I have no experience making fake cheese, if I ever get around to it I’m going to try to do cashew cheese. But cashew cheese is soft and parmesan is hard. The Almezan (almond+parmesan) recipe from the Veganomicon is probably your best bet. Maybe one day I’ll have the time and money to explore the world of nut cheeses but not soon enough to let this message keep lurking in my inbox.
I saw that you gave someone with tofu trouble a few tips. You should let them know that cooking tofu with lemongrass is by far the best tofu for a bahn mi in the case of everyone who's ever tasted it. Also, that they should experiment with using it as a substitute in a lot of culturally diverse dishes. I personally love marinading it in tropical spices, breading it and baking it for a caribbean-type meal. Just trying to help the vegetarian community :D
Hi! I've been a vegetarian for six months, and I kind of need some tofu help. I make tofu about twice a month, but it's getting tiresome because I always use the same cooking method (stir-fry).
I don't know how else I can cook it. Any suggestions?
I actually don’t each much tofu, but the most crucial tofu advice I can give is to DRAIN YOUR TOFU!. It’s so much better if you slice the block in half, lay it on a cutting board wrapped in paper towels, angle the cutting board into the sink with something underneath to give it a slant and place a frying pan weighted with some bowls or something. I usually drain & press mine 20 minutes on each side. The tofu will have a much better texture when cooked after that.
You can get a lot of different flavors from tofu by trying out different marinades. A lot of store bought sauces and rubs intended for meat are vegetarian or vegan and can easily be used on tofu. Try baking or battering and pan frying the tofu, like fried chicken or fried fish. Create a sticky batter or marinade to soak the tofu in, then roll it in sunflower or sesame seeds, breadcrumbs or cornflake crumbs.
Or you could make a vietnamese bahn mi sandwich. Cut tofu into quarter inch thick squares and marinate in soy sauce for at least half an hour, overnight is even better. Slice a quarter of a baguette most of the way through, leaving a hinge on one side. Spread some vegenaise or nayonaise on each side. Place squares of tofu on one side of the bread. Sprinkle a handful of julienned carrots ontop. Add a handful of sliced red cabbage. Traditionally this sandwich has cilantro, but I’m not a fan of cilantro so I’ll call that optional. Lastly, add sriracha hot sauce to taste.
However, if you aren’t gluten intolerant I would recommend branching out into other meat substitutes, like chickpea cutlets and seitan.
You mentioned whiskey syrup in your coffee concentrate post. What exactly is that? Do you have recipe/link or something? It sounds awesome. Thanks!!
Whiskey syrup is a combination of moistening syrup & whiskey used as a lubricant when making roll cakes, such as log cakes, to reduce cracking when you roll the cake.
Combine 1 cup sugar and 2/3 cup water in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring gently, until the sugar dissolves. It does not need to come to a simmer to dissolve the sugar and absolutely should not boil. Remove from the heat then stir in 1/3 cup whiskey. It will keep a few weeks in the pantry or a few months in the fridge.
can you tell me where the grocery store you got the honey flavored agave from is at in baltimore?
i recently got some fake honey from pangea that is a combination of rice syrup, agave, and maple syrup and wanted to compare the two.
I got it at OK Natural, which is located at 11 West Preston St, it’s in the back near the spices at the top of the shelf with all the honey and sugar
hey, i just wanted to say thanks for all of these amazing recipes. animal products make me physically sick and i've been completely vegan for about 3 months. i've been searching all over for great vegan recipes, and this is the best site i've come across.
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