Friday, March 22, 2013

With Love from Nayonaise

The folks from Nayonaise, Nasoya Inc. sent me a care package with not one, but TWO jars of their new Nayonaise formula. The first tasted like mayo, and I used it liberally with my favorite go-to sammie: the avocado and bacon bitz special. I take half an avocado, slice, put on toasted bread with a tablespoon of bacon bits and some nayo. It was awesome.

The second jar was of Nayo Whipped, which--I swear to all things holy tastes just like the competitor's product that rhymes with Schmiracle Schmwhip. I plan on using it to veganise a dessert from my childhood: the amazing Miracle Whip cake.  For those of you who are unsure as to how to veganize a recipe, it's easy. Replace non-vegan items like milk, eggs, sugar, etc. with vegan ones like soymilk, ground flax seed, and turbinado. It's not rocket science. In fact, you should probably buy the amazeballs book The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions. That book gives you step-by-step instructions on how to take an omnivore dish and make it vegan. If you're a beginner to veganism, it's a really neat how-to guide.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

More Goodness from American Vegan Kitchen!

Here's a treat for you: Seitan Katsu with Tonkatsu sauce from American Vegan Kitchen. This is the perfect meal if you're craving crunchy and savory! Any of you craving chicken out there but don't want to fall back on your vegan diet? This should do the trick. You get all that southern fried goodness and none of the murder to our feathered friends!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

An American Vegan Kitchen Fave!

When I hear people whine about missing out on dessert as a vegan, I want to shove a pie in their face. This VEGAN pie. This is the Crispy Bottom Peanut Butter Pie with Chocolate Fudge Sauce from my favorite go-to vegan cookbook, American Vegan Kitchen. WARNING: this is a super decadent, peanut buttery, and fudgey nosh. You might have to sign up for diabetes supplies after eating a slice.

Just buy the book already. Amazon gave it five stars, and you know the internet does not lie. IMO, this book has the best selection of dishes for the newly vegan to fully enjoy the transition from meaty to meatless. With recipes like Sweet Garlicky Ribz, Fried Avocados, and Greektown Gyros, you'd think you were eating stuff from one of them there restaurant places that has a bunch of stuff hangin' on the walls. When I was on vacation, I made a bunch of stuff from this book and felt like I was eating out every day.