Teammates, your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is this:
Submit your best vegan and/or veganized recipe for what is commonly considered to be a very non-vegan dish - one that traditionally features animal products. Examples: quiche, creme brulee, chocolate mousse, or good ol' mac and cheese! Anybody make their own mock meats from scratch and then whip up a fab chik'n cordon bleu? Show us what ya got!
So that is the deal, and here is my entry!
This recipe is super duper easy and delicious! You can find this recipe and others in my vegan cooking zines!
Preheat oven to 325 degrees
1 1/2 c. wheat gluten
1/4 c. nutritional yeast
2 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
3/4 c. COLD water
4 Tblsp. tomato paste
1 1/2 Tblsp. braggs
2 Tblsp. olive oil
3 minced garlic cloves
dash of salt
Can of saurkraut
Knead it all together, add up to 3 Tblsp. more COLD water, if necessary. Roll in fresh ground black pepper, until lightly coated. Make into a loaf, place in tin foil, and wrap like you would a piece of candy, by twisting the ends. Bake for 1 1/2 hours.
Remove from oven, let cool to room temperature before slicing.
Making Your Reuben
I like to pan fry my slices of loaf, no oil, just really low heat, so it gets a little crunchy on the outside.
While you are doing this you can make your sauce and warm up your saurkraut.
To make the sauce mix 2:1 ratio of vegenaise and ketchup, then mix in some sweet relish, to taste. Makes the perfect vegan thousand island dressing for your sandwhich. Now you can either toast your rye bread or not, up to you.
Scoop some kraut on there, drizzle with 1000 island, top it with the loaf slices and viola!
Delicious, and cruelty free!
What did we have with ours tonight? None other than my Famous Potato Salad!