Saturday, 4 October 2008

Vegan MoFo: Saturday Night I feel the air is getting hot

Gah, I still remember the dance to that stupid song!

Well it's saturday night and I'm sitting on my couch watching Harold & Kumar. It's sad isn't it.

But it's the weekend - hurray - and I intended to start it off with french toast, but there was a problem with that plan - I had no bread. So pancakes it was instead. With maple syrup and some mango sauce which was just some tinned mango whizzed up with a bit of the juice from the can and a splosh of soya cream. YUM.


Lunch was awesomeness - Coronation Seitan (recipe at the end of this post).

I used to love me some Coronation chicken back in my omni days and I've tried it with seitan before and it's sucked royally - excuse the pun. But I think that it was just a clash of flavours, this one worked magically!

Not that I think anyone needs a tutorial on a sandwich but I was bored so I took some piccies!

First take a wrap of your choice and put some slices of cucumber in the middle:

Then spoon the seitan on topFold in the bottom of the wrap

Fold in the sidespull a daft face and then scoff!

Coronation Seitan
Ingredients:
1/2 cup / 125ml soya yoghurt
2 tbsp mayola (or vegan mayo of your choice)
1/4 - 1/2 tsp salt (depending on how salty you like)
1 tsp curry paste*
2 tbsp mango chutney
About a cup of chicken style seitan cut into smallish chunks

Method:
Mix together yoghurt, mayo, curry paste and salt until smooth. Then add the mango chutney and check for seasoning. Mix in the seitan and serve.

This will make 2 or 3 sandwiches and makes awesome filling for baked potatoes (that's tomorrow's lunch :) !!)

*I used 2 tsps cuz I like it spicy and extra curry-ish!

Onto dinner..... veggie paella, which rocked socks.

This was super easy. Just gently fry half an onion, sliced into thin half moons in a bit of olive oil. Add 1/2 a green and half a red pepper and some sliced mushrooms and cook for a couple of minutes.

Add 1/2 cup of aborio rice, 1.5 cups of veggie stock, 1 tsp of saffron powder (or turmeric if you don't like the flavour), 1 clove of garlic finely chopped, the leaves of 2 sprigs of thyme (I throw in the sticks too and just take them out when it's cooked), a good pinch of sea salt, a pinch of black pepper and 1/2 tsp of smoked paprika. Mix well, bring to the boil and turn down. Cover and cook on low for 10-15 mins until rice is tender. Add 1/2 a cup of frozen peas and cook until peas are done. Check seasoning and serve.

Baked goods tomorrow! :)

4 comments:

  1. Your eyes are piercingly beautiful Sal! :)

    Those pancakes just gave me a heart attack!! Thanks for the seitan and that awesome looking paella recipes!

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  2. coronation seitan sounds awesome! i've never had the omni version... but yeah. yummo sammich. your paella looks good too. i've tried making paella before and it was a huge production and didn't taste that great (i think i may be weird and not like saffron! meep!), but your recipe looks nice and simple.

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  3. Coronation Seitan!!!
    You are a GENIUS!!!
    And you have such pretty nails too.
    :)

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  4. mango sauce?! mango sauce?! OMG - mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! what a tasty way to start your saturday! your veggie paella = perfection! and the coronation seitan looks rock'n too, Sal! it's fun to see you in the shot enjoying all the yumminess! wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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