Wednesday, April 18, 2012


One medium onion chopped
2 medium tomatoes chopped
4 cloves garlic minced
1/2 red pepper diced
1 cup finely sliced mushrooms
1 small zuchini diced
handful of spinach greens

2/3 cup steel cut oats
2/3 cup kasha buckwheat
2/3 cup TVP
2/3 cup red lentils
3 Tbsp oil
2 Tbsp Veg chicken soup seasoning
Soft Tofu 1 square (300 grams)
oil 9 by 13 casserole dish

put half of vegetable in bottom, and Tbsp oil
cover with layer of Spinach leaves
put half of oats, TVP, lentils and buckwheat with Tbsp chicken seasoning.
put rest of chopped vegetable over in a layer, then put rest of oats, TVP, lentils and buckwheat, rest of chicken seasoning and another Tbsp oil sprinkled on top

Cover with another layer of spinach leaves (used a couple of dandelion leaves too)
 cover with mashed soft tofu spread out over top.

Add 6 cups of water

First layer of vegetables on bottom a

 More vegetables on top
 covered with tofu
sprinkled paprika and tumeric on tofu for garnish
Bake covered with foil at 350 (used convection fan) for 1 hour

 after baking, seems a bit wet, but will review in morning.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Chives at peak

Steel cut Oats & Buckwheat Trials

1/3 cup steel cut oats
1/3 cup Kasha whole toasted buckwheat
1/3 cup red lentils
2 Tbsp scallop potato mix (not vegan for this trial)
1/3 cup TVP
1/8 cup sliced almonds
2 green onions chopped, some garlic

Variation #1 2 1/2 cups water and 1/4 cup pumpkins seeds
Variatiion #2 3 cups water and 1/4 cup sunflower seeds (can tell them apart after)

Bake at 350 degrees

Saturday, April 7, 2012

chive salad with cukes

a whole bunch of chives chopped
1 english cuke
pumpkin seeds
handful of whole almonds chopped up
catalina and raspbery vinagrett salad dressing

April 14
had some chive again this week
but cucumbers were spoken for
so add the chopped almonds and some caesar salad dressing.
it needed some sweet to counteract the "bitter" (not sure if this is the right description) taste, so added some apricot jam and some caramel syrup.
came out tasting great.