Friday, June 8, 2012

Grilled Cheese W/ Daiya and Peppered Tofurky

Who doesn't like a good grilled cheese? I don't think I know anyone, well maybe one person but she is crazy! :P Doesn't count. The cheesy, melty, gooey goodness really takes me back. I made this one a more "adult" version, including peppered Tofurky and caramelized onions, on Dave's Killer Bread, Oh yeah! Delicious. 
I used Daiya's new Jack Style Wedge, it melts so good! And a little goes a long way. I think I used to much, when I picked it up to eat it melted everywhere, but I didn't care, by the end of the sandwich I was able to dip the bread in the cheese that dripped on the plate, score!
Daiya's shreds and wedges are cholesterol free, dairy free (animal product free), kosher, free of common allergens including dairy (casein and lactose), soy, gluten, eggs, peanuts and treenuts (excluding coconut), so almost anyone can enjoy this wonderful product. Gluten Free? Just swap in your favorite GF bread, like Udi's. 
I can't wait to try the Cheddar Style and Jalapeno Garlic Havarti Style! Both sound great!

2 Tbsp Earth Balance
2 Slices bread your choice
2 thin slices Daiya wedge your choice
2 slices peppered Tofurky
handful of onion slices

Heat EB in pan on medium.
Place one piece bread in pan with daiya. Let heat for a minute, until bread is browned on bottom, add onions to pan to caramelize in pan, add Tofurky and top bread.
Add perfectly caramelized onions to sammich.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

"Egg" Trick Muffins from Strong Hearts Cafe, and The Vegan Zombie

This recipe comes from a YouTube channel that I just LOVE!, The Vegan Zombie, Chris and Jon's videos are entertaining and the recipes are delicious. If you're a little squeemish you might want to skip over the zombie scenes, there aren't many.
If you are abstaining from animal products but still craving, say, an Egg McMuffin, or really any of those comfort foods of the past, these guys have the goods, from corn "dogs" to fettucini alfredo and tamales (their latest video) they create great vegan versions.
The one Evan and I have been enjoying lately, is the "Egg" Trick Muffin, a recipe The Vegan Zombie put up last month, comes from the Syracuse New York Restaurant, Strong Hearts Cafe. I've never been there personally, but the food sounds amazing. They are a 100% Vegan and support local food producers and the community.
Here is a link to the video (HERE) if you want to just watch Joel show Jon how to make their (Strong Hearts) most popular breakfast item!
Or check it out below. :)

"Egg" Trick Muffin
Recipe from Strong Hearts Cafe and The Vegan Zombie

3 Tbsp Oil
1 lb Block tofu (makes 3 patties)
Gimme Lean Sausage (1 pkg makes 8 patties)

Spice Mix (Enough for about 20* tofu patties)
1 Cup Nutritional yeast
1/4 cup turmeric
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp salt

Daiya Cheese (2 tsp per muffin)
English muffins (as many as you can eat =P)

*You can save this mixture if you have any left, but keep in the refrigerator because there could be tofu remaining in the mix and wouldn't want it to go sour*

Method:(I suggest watching the video) :)