Fake Beef/Pork

American VegSausage Cheese Swirls

This is a great snack and tea companion. Crunchy puff pastry filled with vegetarian sausage and cheese, baked for perfection. If you like borek, or spanakopita you will love this. Ingredients: 1 box of frozen Puff Pastry Sheets (includes 2 ready-to-bake sheets), thawed but still cool 1 t olive oil 6 oz crimini mushrooms, chopped 1 onion, diced 1/2 t salt 1/2 lb vegetarian sausage such […]

Chinese Stir-fried Veg Beef with Broccoli

One day, Deniz and I had some extra broccoli and decided to make the classic Chinese-American beef with broccoli dish.  We vegetarian-ized a recipe from Wei-Chuan’s Chinese Cooking cookbook and were happy with the results.  We’ve continued to modify it to further enhance it.  Here’s our latest and favorite version. Ingredients: 6 oz Morningstar vegetarian Grilers Original burgers 2 heads of broccoli, florrets only 1 red pepper, cut […]

Sichuan Stirfried VegPork with Veggies and Pickled Mustard Green

We decided to take a long overdue trip to Chinatown last weekend.  It was great to find some hard to find items, including pickled mustard green.  Here’s an incredibly addictive Sichuan recipe from Wei-Chuan’s Chinese Cooking cookbook, modified to be vegetarian.  The ginger and pickled mustard green are the stars in this recipe, and pair perfectly with the fake meat and vegetables. Ingredients: 6 oz Morningstar Vegetarian […]

Russian VegBeef Stroganoff

This Russian dish is classic in America, commonly found in TV dinners, but is never available in a vegetarian version.  We’ve updated it for our vegetarian diet, and have replaced the traditional sour cream with yogurt for a healthier dish.  Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 pack egg noodles, cooked to package instructions fresh oregano for garnish (optional) VegBeef Slices: 12 Morningstar Original Sausage Patties 1 t garlic salt […]

Singaporean Five-Spice VegPork with Broken Bean Curd Noodles

This dish has rich five-spice savory flavors, creamy thin bean-curd noodles, with crispy water chestnuts for texture.  It’s low carb and packed full of protein.  We adapted from Wei-Chuan’s Singaporean, Malaysian & Indonesian Cuisine cookbook for our vegetarian diet and available ingredients.  The original recipe called for rolling the meat in the sheets to make rolls, but after tearing multiple sheets, we went the lazy route and […]

Turkish Inegol VegMeatballs with Veggies and Cheese (Sebzeli Kasarli Inegol Kofte)

One important aspect of visiting other countries is to buy different spices and food helpers that you cannot buy back at home. In our recent trip to Turkey we bought several different spice mixes one of which happened to be a helper for one of my favorite meatball dishes: Inegol Kofte. The original plan was to make the meatballs using this mix and the soy meat, but […]

Turkish Ali Nazik Kebab

We were blesssed to get a private cooking lesson from Gülevren last night.  It was a unique treat watching superwoman.  She cook 5 dishes for a 10 person dinner, while teaching us and watching the kids.  Here’s her Ali Nazik Kebab dish, with its bold tangy meaty topping and cool, smooth eggplant base. Ingredients: Yogurt Eggplant base: 4 medium Italian eggplants 1 T salt 3 T olive […]

Beijing VegPork Sandwich

We’ve been on a bit of a sandwich kick lately, and thought we’d try Peking VegPork in a sandwich instead of on top of rice.  The results were delicious.  Below is the recipe, adapted from Wei-Chuan’s Szechwan Style cookbook for our vegetarian diet and tastes.  The Peking VegPork goes over rice by itself well too. Ingredients: 35 oz VegeFarm Vege Bacon Ham bunch of cilantro bunch […]

Thai Panang VegBeef Curry

Panang curry is my favorite Thai curry.  It’s got that sweet creamy spiciness that I love.  Here’s our vegetarianized version of it, adapated from Wei-Chuan’s Thai Cookbook for our vegetarian diet.  We’ve tried and tweeked this recipe several times to get it just right.  We’re really happy with the final result. Ingredients: 4 Morningstar Vegetarian Sausage Patties ½ can of baby corn, each baby corn cut in half […]

Hawaiian Musubi

Everytime I see musubi in a Hawaiian market or potluck, I get so jealous.  Looks so yummy with its sweet soy fatty topping wrapped in a cute nori package.  So I decided to make a vegetarian version!  Below is what Deniz and I created over the weekend, turned out tasting great!  Enjoy! Ingredients: 2 c sushi rice 5 sheets nori, cut in quarters lengthwise 1 recipe of Seitan […]

Meatloaf

Deniz loves meatloaf.  There’s something so wholesome and American about it.  We’ve made it a couple of times using different recipes and have found this one to be the best (so far).  It’s modified from Michael Chiarello’s Italian Meatloaf recipe, and adapted for our vegetarian diet and taste.  We really like the combination of the Morningstar fake meat and lentils.  Provides a great hearty texture that holds […]

Taiwanese Stir-fried VegPork with Pickled Cucumber (味全花瓜炒素肉絲)

There’s something so satisfying about soy-pickled cucumbers combined with meaty flavors and textures.  We were excited to find this Taiwanese dish in Wei-Chuan’s Chinese Cuisine cookbook, and adapted for our vegetarian diet.   It’s so simple to make.  Salty and perfect on rice. Ingredients: 12 Morningstar Original Vegetarian Sausage Patties 2 green onions, chopped in 1-inch sections Marinade: ½ T soy sauce ½ T rice wine 5 T […]

Chinese Five Spice VegPork (魯素肉)

This dish has a five spice and fennel soy taste that makes it a unique treat different from traditional Chinese dishes.  It’s salty on its own, and goes great on plain white rice.  This recipe is adapted from Wei-Chuan’s Rice cookbook, for our vegetarian diet. Ingredients: 12 Morningstar Original Vegetarian Sausage Patties Spices: 6 medium-sized shallots, minced 1 T garlic, minced 1 T ginger, minced 1/8 t […]

Stuffed Baby Bell Peppers with Chipolte VegPork and Cheesy Rice

Deniz and I were doing Mexican taco/burrito this week and saw beautiful baby sweet bell peppers on sale in the grocery store.  We decided on a whim to also make stuffed peppers.  The turned out so delicious, we had to add a post so we remember the recipe.  We gobbled up 6 peppers in the span of 5 minutes.  Guilty, and yet healthy pleasure. Ingredients: 12 sweet baby […]

Mexican VegBeef Tamales

I love tamales, and wish vegetarian versions were more commonly available.  Below is Tyler Florence’s recipe adapted for our vegetarian diet.  Takes a while to make, but is totally worth it.  Has that perfect blend of chilies, vegetarian beef, and sweet corn.  This version is very mild, with just a touch of heat. Ingredients: 1 bag dried corn husks, about 24 Meat Filling: 14 Morningstar Original […]