Thursday, June 25, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I just had dinner and it was even better than I expected. Tangy, spicy, savory and fresh--hijiki seitan ceviche with nopalitos and wild rice on a store bought tostadas. Now I am sitting here, with a smiling and wondering why I never made vegan ceviche before.
1 cup gluten powder
1/2 cup chickpea flour
1/4 cup hijiki
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tbsp oil
1 cup warm water
Mix flours & hijiki. Separetely mix soy sauce, oil and water. Add to dry mixture. Knead well. Let stand for 10 mins. For into a log, or chub and tightly wrap with cheesecloth or other impeccably clean fabric. Boil in large pot of water for 1 hour.
Hijiki Seitan Ceviche with Nopalitos and Wild Rice
3 medium tomatoes, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
1 jalapeno, finely chopped
juice of 4 limes
2 cloves garlic, pressed or finely chopped
3 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1 large cucumber, remove seeds and chopped
2 cups chopped nopalitos (if using fresh, blanch first OR if using canned rinse well)
1 cup cooked wild rice
1/2 cup hijiki
4 cups chopped seitan (I used my "hijiki seitan")
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and let marinate at room temperature for 1 hour. Can be served at room temperature or cold.
Serve on tostadas with avocado and extra limes. Also good with saltines. Great with an icy cold Mexican beer!
Monday, June 15, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
In El Paso, TX, and in the land from which I hail, summer means festival "gorditas". Please forget the Taco Bell lie as true gorditas are nothing like that. Think of a thick corn tortilla (about 1/3 in thick), deep fried and while still hot, cut open like a pita. Then stuffed with meat & potato & onion mixture, shredded lettuce and cheese. El Pasoans are truly fanatical about these. In fact, gorditas are, for some, the sole reason to go to a carnival or festival. The gordita stands always have loooong lines and most vendors sell out EVERY night. I've been to festivals that had maybe about a total of 30 boths with 10 of them being gordita sellers.
4 medium carrots, whole but peeled