Friday, December 25, 2015

Holiday Slop

Just making a little vegan pot pie! Also making apple pie and pizza pie! 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Favorite Cookbooks #1

This is definitely one of the best cookbooks we have here at vegan slop. Everything for the most part is made with really simple easy to find ingredients and all the recipes are packed with flavor. This is a really great book if you are bored with the current food you are eating and need to try something new, or if you just like your recipes with a little kick.


Saturday, July 2, 2011


this might just be one of my favorite breakfasts to make. it is really easy and takes almost no time to make!

for the toasts:
four slices of bread (ive been using bread from trader joe's which costs around $3 a loaf)
trader joe's white bean hummus spread - or any hummus you want really (3.99 a container)
one avocado cut in half ($1.50- $2.00)
one tomato ($1.00)
tempeh bacon- as many strips as you like. i usually use half a package. ($3)

one small onion (.50) diced into tiny chunks
one clove of garlic(.30) diced
half a bag of trader joe's tater tots (i think its a little over two dollars for the bag)
vegetable oil (few teaspoons... ten cents worth? haha)

around $15-17 if you have to buy all the items and have nothing at home.
but, you really are only spending $6-7 to make this actual recipe because so much of this you will use for other things or you might already have many of these ingredients on hand.

in a small frying pan cook the tempeh bacon strips in a little vegetable oil on medium heat. cook until they start to crisp about five to ten minutes. Once the tempeh is at your desired crispness, keep warm on very low heat in the pan.

while that starts cooking, in a medium sized frying pan put in the the vegetable oil, garlic and onion on medium heat. cook for a few minutes until it starts to get soft. Add the tater tots and combine all the ingredients in the pan. Cook until the tater tots are warm and somewhat crispy. probably about ten to fifteen minutes total.

toast your bread. When the bread is finished toasting you are ready to assemble the open face sandwiches.

-place a heavy amount of hummus as the first layer on the bread.
-take half the avocado, make vertical slices in the avocado half and lay on top of the hummus layer. for each toast i use a quarter of a avocado.
- cut the tempeh strips in half and lay on top of the avocado layer.
- slice the tomato thinly and lay that on top of the tempeh bacon layer.

your open face sandwiches are now complete!!!! serve with a side of the tater tot homefries!!!!

the finished product:

wow. it has been a long time!!!! but in some exciting news- vegan slop is back!!!! this is something i threw together really quick today with some leftover squash that i had in the fridge!


all you need is some squash (i used zucchini but you could also use yellow squash)
curry powder
olive oil

cut the squash into chunks and throw into a frying pan with a little bit of olive oil, salt and a few shakes of curry powder! cook on medium heat until soft and slightly brown on all sides. delicious and really cheap (if you have most of these things lying around this will probably only cost you a few dollars for the squash). if you have a grill outside, throw it on the grill!!! mmmmm

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Biscuits (for Scramble Slop, or whatever!)

To me a truly great breakfast always has biscuits. Here's a wonderful and easy vegan biscuit recipe! The original working recipe was double this (hence the weird Soy Milk measurement, 3oz = half of 3/4 Cup), but we always found ourselves halving it to serve 2 people. Feel free to double it to feed more!

6 small biscuits. Serves 2 -3.
We usually have these ingredients already lying around. Cost... $1?

1 Cup Flour
1 & 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/8 tsp. Salt
1 tsp Nutritional Yeast
1/4 Cup Margarine (semi/totally melted)
3oz (use liquid measurer) Soy Milk

Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.
Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl.
Melt margarine and then stir/mash it in with a fork, this will create a crumbly consistency.
Stir in milk to make dough.
I make sloppy balls of dough about 1/4 cup in size, to form six biscuits on a pan, either with parchment paper, or well oiled.
Cook for 18 minutes and enjoy with marge or any sort of topping!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Scrambled Breakfast Slop

This recipe is great on its own or with home fries, toast, fresh fruit, pancakes or waffles, or perhaps even wrapped up in a burrito with some black beans!
We've done much experimenting to make this the best dang scrambled slop you'll ever find! On this particular morning we made it with biscuits (see recipe in next post) and Fakin' Bacon!

serves 2-4
total cost ~$4 to $5

1 to 2 TBSP canola oil
1 package extra firm tofu (~$2.00)
1 medium to large yellow onion- diced (~$.75- $1.00)
1 green or red pepper-diced (~$1.00-$2.00) you can also use the frozen trader joe's peppers (~$1.00)
optional additional veggies if you have em laying around: broccoli, mushrooms, etc. (also diced)
2 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. tumeric
1 TBSP. curry powder (sometimes we even add an additional tsp)
2 TBSP. nutritional yeast
1/4 tsp. cayenne
2 TBSP. soy sauce/tamari ( here at vegan slop we use low sodium soy sauce. If you use regular soy sauce you might want to use a little less/taste test)

In a medium to large pan heat the oil on medium heat.
Cut open the tofu package and drain out the water.
Take a fork and crush the tofu in its package and toss it into the pan.
Add the diced onion and pepper (and optional vegetables) into the pan with the tofu.
While this starts to cook, gather the spices, nutritional yeast, and soy sauce and add to the pan.
Cook in the pan for 10-15 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
Serve while hot and enjoy!

The Ingredients.

Veggies & Tofu.

Adding Spices.

Finished in the pan.

Scramble sandwich anyone?

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Soyrizo Slop!

Here's something that we made the other night that was scrumptious and easy to make!

4+ Servings. Less than $6.

1 Package Trader Joe's Soyrizo ($2)
1 Medium, or 2 Small Onion(s) ($0.50)
1/2 Package Trader Joe's Frozen Peppers Mix, or 1-2 Bell Peppers ($1)
1/2 Cup Tomato Sauce (~$0.50)
1 15oz Can Black Beans, Drained (~$1)
1 15oz Can Kidney Beans, Drained (~$1)
1-2 Tbsp Canola Oil for frying
1 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Salt. (to taste, also note: the beans we used are "no salt added")

Over medium heat in large frying pan, heat Canola Oil and cook Soyrizo until slightly browned.
Add Onion and Pepper and continue to cook until somewhat soft.
Mix in Tomato Sauce and cook another minute.
Add Beans, Cumin and Salt and bring to boil.
Lower heat and simmer 15-20 minutes, or until beans are desired softness.

Serve over rice (~$1?) and enjoy!

The ingredients.

Adding the peppers & onions.

Pre-bean slop!

The slop finale in the pan.