Thursday, July 17, 2008

Fry 'em up!

Here's what we had for lunch yesterday. I started with the bamboo rice and kind of went from there... so, to be fancy it is bamboo rice on a bed of arugula served with sweet miso salad dressing and craisins. Hmm... adding 'craisins' at the end sort of kills it, don't you think? No matter, it was good! I'll try again, 'Bamboo rice served over a bed of rocket with sweet miso dressing and dried cranberries'. That's better!

Sweet Miso Salad Dressing -thanks lolo!

1 T miso, heaping (I used the miso in the yellow container? it's yellow?)
1 T sugar
1 1/2 t Dijon mustard
1 t balsamic vinegar
2 pinches salt
pepper to taste

1/4 C vegetable oil
2 T hot water

Whisk together first 6 ingredients, then slowly whisk in oil. Add water to thin if desired.
Makes about 1/2 C dressing, 2 points per T.

next time I would just blend this all in the blender, although it is such a small amount, really, but then I'd probably add more water, maybe 1/2 C water total.
I could eat this with a spoon! I really like it!

And here's what finally transpired with the seitan. I fried it as postulated. Supporting the theory, you can fry anything and it will taste better.
I breaded it, woo!, haven't done that much...
Slice up your seitan.
I got roughly 21 pieces.
Make your breading. Here's what I used;
1/2 C breadcrumbs
1 T corn meal (for crunch!)
1 t garlic granules
1/2 t salt
and I added about 2 T of fresh herbs to it and whizzed it all up in the blender.
Mix up 1 T ener-g egg replacer to 2 T water in a bowl. This will be your 'wet' that you dip first. ?You could also use a flour water mix? I just had ener-g and I never use it for baking so I thought I'd use some up for this.
Then dip your seitan in wet, then dry.
Oh yeah, have a big 'ol skillet going with oil in it (I used 1 T oil for 3 slices at a time).
Fry 'em up!

I read here that you should refrigerate cookie dough for up to 36 hours for better flavor (actually, what I read there was that they vacuum sealed the dough in a plastic bag, I read about the long 'rest' for the dough in their link to the NYTimes). Wonder what difference it would make with vegan cookies (no eggs, so no liquid from there to soak up). In the name of science, I shall try!! Anything for science.

Still enjoying "Jewel".

Finished my scarf finally!!! Oh joy, oh rapturous raptures!
I washed it, and conditioned it (to help with the scratchies) and called it george, no, wait, I washed it and conditioned it and threw it in the drier! I should go check on it, left it to dry the rest of the way airdry.