so i did, in fact, finish all the baking and cooking that i intended yesterday. well, technically the loaf came out of the oven after midnight, but it went in nearly an hour before, so it still counts!
i wish i had made a salad and some garlic green beans to go with it, but alas, i was totally worn out by the long day in the kitchen, and kass & jordan assured me that we had plenty of vegetables on our plates. (today i will eat lots of greens!)
in my family, i’ve always been the cornbread maker. this means for years & years i bought mixes & vamped them up. every once in a while i’d try a scratch recipe. this past year i served dana sly’s blue ribbon winning vegan cornbread to both my family, and jordan’s. but in all this time i have not had a cornbread of my own; in writing this i realize it’s time to work on my recipe. meanwhile, i have this for you:
Sweet Potato Corn Bread from How it all Vegan!, pg 131
making soy buttermilk– this recipe called for “sour soy milk” 1/2c. soy milk with a 1/2 tsp of vinegar added, and it did curdle it. i knew this trick worked with real milk, but i thought it was kind of amazing that it also works with soy milk.
this bread came out really dense, which is probably my fault for over mixing it while i was waiting for jordan to bring me soy milk from the store. i also used 1c. of whole wheat pastry flour in place of the plain to up the nutrition profile.
Veggie “Meat” Loaf from Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food, pg 173
i love veggie meat loaf. love it! i can’t tell you how much money i’ve given “amy” over the years for her frozen veggie loaf. (which is not marked vegan b/c it has honey. honey is a controversial topic in vegan circles.) so i was way excited to see this recipe in my newest cookbook. i’d also never cooked with TVP (texturized vegetable protein) before, and Bobby & Mary had been suggesting it to me for some time. TVP looks like a grain until you rehydrate it, and then it looks like “meat” crumbles. best of all, it’s inexpensive.
it was delicious! it didn’t hold together very well out of the pan, (we were brainstorming about this as we devoured it) but it did taste very good, so we weren’t mad at it. more research, more research. i was also happy that it tasted good, because there are a lot more recipes i wanna try from this book!