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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Potato skins

I got this recipe from an awesome blog :

However, I used Rice Milk Cheddar cheese and I LOVED it. I have tried so many vegan cheeses and nothing comes close to how delicious this is! It was so so yummy. I highly recommend these!

Chik'n Bake

This was absolutely delicious. My picky toddler ate all of his serving and asked for more. I had extra filling so I saved it, made another the next day and we ate it for lunch again. He loved it.
Sadly, I realized AFTER we bought the "chicken" that is not vegan :( I have no idea where to find vegan "chicken". Sigh. Oh well. It was a great recipe.


1 tablespoon yeast
1/2 cup lukewarm water
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil or melted margarine

1/2 (10 ounce) package vegan mozzarella cheese, divided (I use Follow Your Heart)
1/4 cup fake bacon bits (I use Bac'uns)
1/4 cup green onion, chopped
1 (12 ounce) package vegan chick'n strips (I use Lightlife Chick'n Strips )
1 tablespoon vegan ranch sauce, divided


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grate about 1/2 the cheese; don't put all of the cheese in the filling bowl, put a little bit in a second bowl because you'll need it later.

2. Add bac'uns into a bowl add a tablespoon water; warm in the microwave for 30 seconds. This just softens them up so they aren't crunchy. Add the softened bac'uns to the filling bowl. Add green onion to filling bowl along with the chick'n strips.

3. For dough, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add remaining dough ingredients and mix. Knead dough until it is smooth. Cut the dough into 2 pieces and roll each piece out flat.

4. Put 1/2 tablespoon ranch sauce in the middle of 1/2 the dough and spread it not all the way to the edges, but almost. Add 1/2 the filling, and pull the dough over the filling making a pocket.

5. Roll the ends together and pinch them in a little. Repeat with other 1/2 dough and filling. Sprinkle a little of the remaining cheese onto the top of the chick'n bakes and place in the oven until the whole thing is golden brown.

Potato skins recipe here.

Apple Burgers

My husband found this recipe somewhere when we first went vegetarian (2 years ago) and we still love it.
I will say that the patties don't stay together very well. This last time I made it, I blended the onions in a little food processor and I think that because it was more blended, it helped. But still, most of the patties do fall apart. If any of you try the recipe and can find a way to keep the patties together, let me know!!!

2 tart apples
1 Cup- onion (minced)
2 Cups- bread crumbs
1 Green Pepper (chopped)
1 Tsp Fresh ginger (minced)
2 Cups rice
6 Tsp rolled oats (ground up)
1/2 tsp salt
1-2 Tsp vegetable oil

1. Grate apples and try to squeeze the juice out with a paper towel, place in a bowl with onions, bread crumbs, green pepper, ginger, rice, 3 Tsp oats, salt and pepper
2. Heat oil in pan (medium heat)
3. Shape the mixture into patties (add more bread crumbs if needed) and coat with the remaining 3 Tsp of oats
4. Fry

Note: I serve with veganaise, catsup and lettuce. My husband prefers BBQ sauce :) Both ways are yummy.