Saturday, February 10, 2007

Vegan comfort foods...

Well, Daddy's home for a bit.. Here is one of his favorites .. From The Vegan Family Favorites again w/ the veggies and dumplings. I added seitan and corn.

Veggies and dumplings in the pot
A close up
Eggplant Parmesan
So eggplant was on sale here in our neck of the woods and I wanted to try something new. Here we have Susans (fatfreevegan) Vegan Eggplant "Parmesan". My picture looks nothing like hers though. I even woke up at midnight the night I cooked this going over the recipe in my head wondering what I did wrong. I followed all of the steps and the recipe to a t, but mine turned out mushy. VERY edible mush, though. The only thing I could think is maybe I cut the eggplant too thin. It worked in my favor though, because the kids-who claim not to like eggplant ate it up. Honey suggested adding some no bake lasagna noodle to it and making eggplant lasagna.
Mushy eggplant parma Tater tot biscuit from Cookin Southern vegetarian style
That salad looks kind of out of place there huh? Oh well- I just thought we could all use some roughage (who doesn't). Everybody LOVED the tater tot biscuits. Who would have thought to combined those two things together? I did replace 1 cup all purpose w/ whole wheat pastry flour and they still got fluffy. From the same cook book I made the Cole Miner's "Chicken Fried" Steak and Gravy. The patties are made from chick-peas and quick oats, onions, garlic, tahini, dijon mustard. Coated w/ nutritional yeast flakes, flour and sesame seeds.
Last night we ate yummy enchilada's, blogger is being finicky and not letting me up load a picture right now...
Have a great weekend. And thanks for all your well wishes from my last post.

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27 Comments:

At 12:37 PM, Blogger Ruthie said...

Oh my goodness. Are you suggesting that there are tatertots inside that biscuit?!

 
At 2:37 PM, Blogger Veg-a-Nut said...

Oh my gosh! Dumplings, how I love them. I have not had them since before vegetarian days. And the biscuits! My DD loves spud puppies, that is what we call tator tots, in a biscuit. I need to get that book. AWESOME!!

 
At 3:23 PM, Blogger b36Kitchen said...

I've never heard of tater tot biscuits!! like ruthie asked are there actual tater tot's in the biscuit, whole ones? mushed up ones? I need to find that recipe!

JENNA

 
At 4:25 PM, Blogger Ruthie said...

Julee --

One more ?

Would you recommmend _20 minutes till dinner_ by Bryanna?

 
At 8:32 PM, Blogger madeinalaska said...

yep, there are actual tator tots mashed up in the biscuits,,, the recipe calls for 1 1/2- 2 cups over cooked (crispy) tots in a basic biscuit recipe...

 
At 8:48 PM, Blogger Vivacious Vegan said...

Oh how I miss dumplings. Marty isn't fond of them so I never make them but you know what, I'm totally going to make them soon. You've inspired me.

I love Susan's eggplant parmesan. It's one of my top ten vegan favorites. I usually skip the salting/draining of the eggplant because that's way too time consuming for me. I also use my favorite jarred spaghetti sauce which is a little spicy (and a time saver). I serve it over noodles. But, like your husband suggested, I have also made it with no-bake lasagna noodles but it takes a LOT of sauce. I've also used the cheese sauce for a lot of other dishes. When it's in the food processor, I like to add some sauteed spinach and mushrooms and then use it to stuff large shells or manicotti. I also like it on pizza.

 
At 2:23 AM, Blogger Tracy said...

Wow, those biscuits sound fascinating! I'm just going to have to try that really soon! And the dumplings look delish!

 
At 7:20 AM, Blogger aTxVegn said...

Everything looks great, as usual! I gotta make some of those tater tot biscuits!

 
At 2:52 PM, Blogger Melody said...

wow, those dumplings look amazing!

I make a dish very similar to the eggplant recipe and it's one of my favs for sure!

 
At 4:07 PM, Blogger Don't Get Mad Get Vegan! said...

ooh, i have vff and think i need to try those dumplings. look so yummy!

i've been wanting to try susan's recipe, and totally know how you feel when one's version never comes out as pretty as the one that inspired it's making. hehe. still looks delicious!

too funny, i just read a bunch of reviews for the southern cooking veg. cookbook and ordered it today. now i know just what i'm gonna make first!

your fam is so lucky to have you always creating such wonderful meals! YUM!

 
At 2:58 PM, Blogger Vicki said...

all the food looks perfect. hope you're feeling better -- our house was hit by a nasty sickness...
love your photo in thailand -- your hair is georgous! :o)
ps: tator tots in biscuits sounds delish to this idaho spud.

 
At 7:28 PM, Blogger bazu said...

Holy cow... dumplings. Gimme gimme gimme!

 
At 8:07 AM, Blogger Emmy said...

The Veggies and Dumplings look yummy!

 
At 10:31 AM, Blogger Carrie™ said...

I don't care for dumplings, but the stew itself looks fab! I'd rather have those biscuits with it. Mmm!Mmm!Mmm!

 
At 6:06 PM, Blogger Candi said...

tatertot biscuits!! Very fun! I can just imagine your kids loving those!!

The dumplings look great too!

 
At 6:18 PM, Blogger Urban Vegan said...

I just love dumplings but would you beleive I have never made them?

 
At 6:24 PM, Blogger Johanna3 said...

yum ,everything looks good to me!

 
At 10:32 PM, Blogger KleoPatra said...

Come here, my little dumpling! YOWZA!!! It ALL looks insanely good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
At 7:57 AM, Blogger Midwest Vegan said...

Everything looks so yummy (who doesn't love comfort food). I'm especially intrigued by the tater tot biscuit. Bread and taters are my fave.

 
At 6:13 AM, Blogger laura jesser said...

Wow, vegan dumplings... looks so good. I'm glad your eggplant parmesan was deemed edible by the kids. I bet the lasagna noodles would make for a very good variation... I still need to try Susan's recipe.

 
At 7:07 AM, Blogger laura jesser said...

Wow, vegan dumplings... looks so good. I'm glad your eggplant parmesan was deemed edible by the kids. I bet the lasagna noodles would make for a very good variation... I still need to try Susan's recipe.

 
At 11:43 AM, Blogger Kati said...

Your comfort food looks delicious! Despite being raised in New York, I think I've got some "southern" in me. And tater tot biscuits?? Wowee!

 
At 9:54 PM, Blogger Fairly Odd Tofu Mom said...

Hey, the Eggplant Parm. looks totally edible to me - pictures don't always tell the entire story, and if the kids liked it, then you're way ahead of the pack!

I just made dumplings tonight and thought what wonderful "comfort food" they are... nice to see yours, I didn't get any pix!

 
At 10:47 AM, Blogger Linda said...

wow that sure does look like comfort food - and i could use some this instant. dumplings in soup. yummy. i've been eating alot of that lately.

 
At 8:08 AM, Anonymous paula Stanzi said...

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At 10:09 AM, Anonymous PondScum said...

On your eggplant parma, try a layer of fresh basil leaves. Great flavor and gives some body. Also, maybe it needs more tomato sauce. Good luck on it next time

 
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