Beer-Simmered Seitan Stroganoff w/Cracked Pepper & Parsleyed Noodles


Beer-Simmered Seitan Stroganoff w/cracked Pepper ~ From Vegetate, Vegan Cooking & Food Blog

“I’ve only been in love with a beer bottle and a mirror.”  Sid Vicious

This recipe from American Vegan Kitchen, page 156, was certainly a hearty and savory dish, rich with flavors of seitan (we used Gardein Home Style Beefless Tips), paprika, cracked pepper, onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, garlic, tomato paste, and  plenty of beer! Served on a bed of buttery parsleyed ribbon noodles.

Stroganoff Fact: Beef Stroganoff is popular in Iran, where it is made with strips of lean beef fried with onion and mushroom, then further cooked in cream and topped with French-fried style potato crisps. Mmmm, I’d like to veganize that!

BLT Potato Salad


BLT Potato Salad ~ From Vegetate, Vegan Cooking & Food Blog

“It is easy to halve the potato where there is love.” – Irish Proverb

This clever recipe combines two American picnic classics, fakin’ bakin’, lettuce, and tomato sandwiches and potato salad all in one big tasty bowl. This recipe from American Vegan Kitchen, page 95, is sure to be a big hit at your next vegan potluck.

BLT Factoids: The abbreviation ‘BLT’ first appeared in print during the early 1950s, but had already entered into common usage during the late 1940s.

The BLT (Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato sandwich) became popular when fresh lettuce and tomatoes became available year round with the rapid expansion of supermarkets after World War II.