I totally missed the boat on posting Thanksgiving recipes this year-don’t judge me. Luckily this recipe isn’t just a “holiday” recipe so I can share with you now. It will warm you up from the inside out AND it’s a sneaky way to make veggies that sometimes get a bad rap, like brussels sprouts, into the belly of an unsuspecting friend with favorable results. I think this could be slathered on just about anything but for this recipe I chose sweet potatoes, raw cranberries (go with it okay), and brussels sprouts – I think any roasted veggie would do though, so experiment with whatever is in your pantry already.
- 1/2 C maple syrup
- 3T EVOO (about 1T per cup of veggies roasting)
- 3T Sriracha
- 1 1/2 T Braggs Aminos (or low sodium Tamari/soy sauce)
- 1T chopped garlic
- 1T minced fresh ginger
- juice and zest of 1 lime
Whisk all ingredients in a small bowl and dump over veggies in a roasting pan. Roast at 400, turning every 15 minutes, until veggies are slightly charred and glazed. Serve. Put leftovers over rice or in a tortilla the next day for a quick lunch.
Recipe adapted from Baker by Nature and Pocket Full of Thyme
Posted in Dinner, Fall Food, Less is more, Meatless Monday, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian
Tagged roasted veggies with sriracha and maple glaze, simple vegan side dish, sriracha, sriracha maple glazed veggies, vegan roasted veggies, vegan side dish
Born from boredom as most delicious things are.
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Smoking hot pan. Canola and sesame oil splashes. Drop cubed and pressed tofu into pan. Brown on all sides. Toss in one turn of mirin cook till evaporates. Toss in two turns of tamari and one inch of chopped ginger. Cook till tamari evaporates. Add as much Sriracha as you can tolerate cook one more minute and remove from heat.
This photo has wilted kale underneath that was just kale and about a teaspoon of evoo cooked together till wilted-toss in some garlic if you are feelin’ feisty.
I’ve had this bag of Bob’s Red Mill TVP (textured veg protein) in my freezer for about 4 months. Sometimes things seem like a good idea when you purchase them only to get a product home and be at a total loss for usage. I had this relationship with TVP until I stumbled upon a used cookbook that sparked my interest at Schuler’s Books: Vegetarian Sandwiches from Chronical Books. In it a recipe for Vegetarian Sloppy Joes. I basically bought the book because 1) it has really great pictures in it and 2) it has 3 recipes for TVP inside, also with pictures. Turns out, I had all of the other necessary ingredients at home in my pantry and from my most recent Doorganics delivery to make this magic happen. I was both shocked and delighted by the authenticity of the texture that this recipe recreated. It tastes very, very similar to sloppy joes with ground beef, but doesn’t have that super dense and filling aftermarket feeling. The recipe as it was written was a little too sweet for my sloppy joe needs so I spiced it up a little, the adjustments are worked into the recipe below. I’m so glad I made a double batch with the intent of taking some along to the next GVSU tailgate to share. I’m anxious to see meat-eaters try ’em.
Vegan Sloppy Joes
- 1 C Texturized Vegetable Protein (TVP)
- 3/4 C boiling water
- 1 T olive oil
- 1/2 C coarsely chopped onion
- 1/2 C coarsely chopped bell pepper (your choice of color)
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 4-oz can tomato sauce
- 1/4 C water
- 2 T tomato paste
- 1 T packed light brown sugar
- 2 tsp vegan Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tsp red wine vinegar
- 1 tsp Sriracha
- 2 whole chipotle en adobo, chopped finely
- salt & pepper to taste
- 4-6 large hamburger buns or rolls or 10-12 slider buns
Directions: To make the filling, stir the TVP and boiling water together in a medium bowl, let this stand for 5 or more minutes until the water is absorbed and the TVP is softened.
Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet (I used a wok) over medium-high heat. Cook the onion, bell pepper and garlic through until the bell pepper is tender (8-10 minutes).
Stir the remaining sandwich filling ingredients together in a medium bowl. Add this mix and the soft TVP to the skillet; stir until the mixture is bubbly. Reduce the heat and cook, stirring for about 5 additional minutes.
To serve, spread filling onto a bun and enjoy.
Posted in BBQ, Dinner, Fall Food, Fridge Finds, Make Ahead, Meat Substitutes, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Seasonal Ingredients, Vegan, Vegetarian
Tagged chipotle en adobo, Doorganics, Fall Food, football, GVSU, meat substitute, Schuler's Books, sriracha, tailgating food, Texturized Vegetable Protein, TVP, Vegan Sloppy Joes, vegetarian sandwiches