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More on doughnuts

A couple notes on sugar coating, its best if you use a finer grade of sugar. Which.. I neglected to do. They are still good, but it will be harder to get them coated and to have the sugar stick. Not that loose sugar is the end of the world…


You also want to make sure you roll them in sugar as soon as possible, same with your glaze. My glaze turned out to thin and resulted in a glossier final product instead of the traditional cloudy glaze. They still clouded or whitened in parts but overall I like my doughnuts with thicker, more luscious glaze.

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VeganMoFo: Kick ass greens (as promised)


Despite the blog title, I do love me some greens and when I’m not making Kittee’s amazing Collards, I like to make something like this:

Kick Ass Greens

  • One Large bunch of Greens (I used Rainbow Chard)
  • 3 Large Garlic Gloves
  • Earth Balance or other Vegan Margarine
  • Raw Sunflower seeds
  • Liquid smoke (just a few drops)

To start wash greens and get ride of any super tough ends. Mince your garlic and melt a generous wedge of EB in your pan. Add garlic and saute until fragrant and tender. As garlic is cooking, slice greens into thin long strips (I like to keep my stems and just dice them finely, their good for you!!). Once Garlic is starting to brown, add in your Seeds and roast until golden. Shake off most of the water and add your greens in batches, allowing them to cook down before adding another handful. Keep stirring and as they cook add in a few drops of Liquid smoke until that hickory scent begins to fill the kitchen. Serve as a side dish, or add to pasta sauce for a healthy kick.

These are also great is diced finely and mixed with a vegan cream sauce over pasta.

Small person, Big lunch

The problem of Pasta:

You need to make a giant overflowing pile of this wholesome goodness, you need and your body and soul crave it. I could gush about pasta for years, but I won’t. I made this the other day for lunch, in true slacking style jarred sauce kicked up with spices and chopped veggies. It was good, very, very good. And I made too much and couldn’t eat most of it, but thats what you do with pasta.

Simple, filling, warming and good. General method (because I make this different every time):
Boil water with sea salt
Add a box of whole wheat noodles of choice (or flax or multi grain etc)
While pasta cooks chop:
1 Onion
3 Garlic cloves (or more if you have them, or less because I’m not your mother and you can do as you please)
2 bell peppers (preferably one green and one red, again see above and do as you please)
(Other veggies that work wonders: Celery, hot peppers, mushrooms (cook these with onions and garlic for maximum yummy, my cafe does carrots and it’s not so bad)

Saute the onions and garlic until soft and translucent, grind in black pepper, toss some rosemary, thyme, sage, oregano, paprika and lots of it, crushed red peppers etc.
Cook down, then add veggies and cook until desired done-ness, also looks and taste really good when the peppers are a little scorched. Add sauce to cover veggies, re-spice and heat through.

For my lunch I layer pasta, grated vegan moza onto the noodles, layered more noodles, more vegan moza. Then covered in sauce and used vegan parm to coat the top. Serve with a bottle of Bolthouse Farms Vanilla Chai. Enjoy


Weird Foods

Sadly this entry lacks photos as it occurred at a friend’s house, James my friends little brother had a package of oriental box rice (the weird beef flavour ones that are vegan, for god knows what reason). So being hungry teenagers and woman Gwyn and I employ James to make us his rice, as it turned out he makes it and adds cinnamon sugar. We thought it was weird and wanted to part of it until he’d made it.

Oddly enough it was amazing. “Beef” flavoured crappy box rice with sugar and cinnamon, soo good. I may sound like a freak, but for anyone daring enough to try it, go for it! I only wish I had a recipe to pass on for you, but honestly this one is so lazy it has two ingredients:
Oriental boxed rice Beef flavour (check labels)
Cinnamon sugar
Prepare rice as directed (add the flavouring too) then serve into bowl and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and stir, the end. Customize the amount of cinnamon sugar you like etc.

Halifax Dorm life Food Review, A Vegan’s View

Pizza Town Halifax

Yay! More vegan crust! Ok, so Pizza Town Halifax is open until 1 or 2am, which is great. They also deliver and were great about answering questions involving their cooking methods/ingredients. Delivery was timely, pricing was fair enough.
I got a veggie pizza sans olives and sans cheese, bonus it comes with pineapple!
Compared to freeman’s this was a real treat, the sauce was even, ingredients tasted fresh and great. The crust was also good, I’m sure they will be getting more phone calls from us, decent pizza fair prices. The only downside, spicy fries while they had great a spice but the fries were kinda soft and a little gross.

Over all when everyone else is closed, it’s worth the call when you get that midnight craving.

Satisfied vegan tummy
6/10