This little casserole turned out great. I sauted seitan with poblano peppers, red onions, garlic, cumin, taco seasoning and finished it off with fresh garlic and homemade salsa. I used 6 corn tortillas and made two layers of the filling/salsa/cashew cheese and topped it off with extra cashew cheese, pickled jalapenos, red onion and lots of fresh cilantro. I served it with tofu sour cream, more salsa and avocado slices. I have to say, I am impressed with how well the cashew cheese worked. It really hit the flavor notes of real cheese and I felt just as satisfied with this as I do with my old tortilla bake.
The other day, I was reading Fat Free Vegan's blog and was excited to see a recipe for Okara Crab Cakes. I had all the ingredients and whipped up a batch. I followed the recipe pretty close, but sub'd zukes for green pepper, added garlic, onion powder and Louisiana Hot Sauce and a handful of nori shreds instead of dulse powder. Delicious!! I made a tartar sauce out of silken tofu, capers, sweet pepper relish, lemon juice, lemon zest and onion powder. Thanks, Susan for a great recipe!
An interesting thing happened today. My kids have often complained that they never get to eat white bread, they want white bread, they are so deprived, yadda yadda yadda. Well, the other day I decided to buy them their coveted junk when I saw some "white wheat bread".. I knew it was pure crap, but you have to throw them a bone now and then so it doesn't become a power struggle. (They've been eating a lot of my homemade bread and not complaining).. well, first of all, my husband was shocked and said that bread was gross and he couldn't believe I bought it. Today I made my son a sandiwch (Actually two sandwiches) on it and he couldn't believe it either. He said that it was gross and he hated it and please, don't ever buy it again. He said it felt like he was eating something really low quality. He actually used those words! Then he said, "I wish we had whole wheat bread, do I have to finish this? " I was please to say, "No Way!"
I took the fillings out of his sandwiches and made him one on healthy bread and he said, "Thanks Mom, this is so much better."
Take that Wonder Bread!