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.