Fake Beef/Pork

Thai Roasted VegPork

When I saw the photo of this dish in Thai Cooking Made Easy by WeiChuan, I couldn’t resist. It had some thick sauce on it, and was served with rice. Those char lines alone were enough to sell me the recipe. So we fired up the grill, and started working (don’t worry, other than the grilling part, it’s relatively easy) Ingredients 10 MorningStar Farms Original Vegetarian Sausage Patties (about 14 […]

Taiwanese Sticky Rice with VegPork (油飯)

This is Taiwanese comfort food at its best. My mom used to make it all time, and as kids we loved it. She even stuffed the Thanksgiving turkey with it. It’s so good it’s addictive.  We adapted the below recipe from WeiChuan’s Rice cookbook for our vegetarian diet.  We used dried marinated turnips in place of the typical dried shrimp/fish. Ingredients: 4 c sticky rice 糯米 (rice cooker’s […]

Turkish Cauliflower Musakka with VegBeef

The word musakka almost always refers to eggplant musakka, at least where I came from. It was surprising to see a cauliflower musakka in this Turkish cookbook we found on Amazon (Sultan’s Kitchen). We already had most of the ingredients at home, it would be mistake not to try this dish! Ingredients 1 large cauliflower 8 MorningStar Sausage Patties 1 T tomato paste Cooking Oil: 2 […]

Sichuan Mapo Tofu with VegBeef (麻婆豆腐)

Deniz loves Mapo Tofu, so we needed to learn to make a vegetarian version.  Below is our recipe, inspired by the recipe in Wei Chuan’s Chinese Cuisine Cookbook, and modified for our tastes and vegetarian diet. Ingredients: 4 cubes soft tofu, drained and carefully sliced into half-inch cubes 6 Morningstar Original Vegetarian Sausage Patties 3 scallions, coarsely chopped Wet Spices: 1 T garlic, minced 3 scallions, […]

Thai Flat Rice Noodles with Broccoli and VegBeef (Pad See Eew – ผัดซีอิ๊ว)

Pad See Eew is my favorite Thai noodle dish.  It is my fallback every time I go to a Thai restaurant.  Below is our version of the dish, adapted from the Wei-Chuan Thai Cooking book. Ingredients: 6 Morningstar Original Vegetarian Sausage Patties 2 lb fresh, pre-cooked, flat rice noodles 3 c broccoli, separated into bite-sized florettes 2 eggs, scrambled ½ c vegetable oil ½ lb bean sprouts Marinade: 2 […]

Sichuan Stir-Fried Mung Bean Noodles with VegPork (螞蟻上樹)

I grew up on this dish as a little girl.  One of the “aunties” would bring it to every Taiwanese community potluck.  It was a staple that I always looked forward to.  It has that every so slightly chewy clear noodle texture and that balanced salty soy umami taste.  Deniz and I have made it a number of times, different ways, and below is our favorite recipe. Ingredients: 4 Morningstar Original Vegetarian […]

Thai Masaman VegBeef Curry

Normally we cook different cuisines every week, but this week was an exception. After our tasty red curry last week, we decided to go with another curry dish. Not only do we like curry, but we are still excited about new book Thai Cooking Made Easy by Wei Chuan. For this dish, we will use our MorningStar sausage patties instead of beef. We also adjusted the […]

Thai VegBeef Red Curry with Pumpkin

VegBeef Red Curry with PumpkinFor curry lovers, Thai cuisine offers many options. Besides a few of the hard-to-find ingredients like kaffir lime leaves, it’s very easy to make any Thai curry with the help of curry paste readily available on the market. It is also easy to make almost any curry dish into a vegetarian curry dish. For this this particular dish we mostly followed the recipe from […]

American Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

  Who doesn’t love a great Sloppy Joe?!  Here’s our vegetarian adaptation of Rachel Ray’s fantastic recipe.  Tastes just as good as I remember from my childhood.  We used our favorite french bread recipe to make the buns. Ingredients: 1 T extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan 1 1/2 lbs Morningstar Original (vegetarian) Sausage Patties 1/4 c brown sugar 1 T steak seasoning blend, […]

Sichuan Eggplant (魚香茄子)

Szechwan eggplant is one of our favorite dishes.  Yum, yum, yum.  We make huge batches of it so we can eat it throughout the week.  Just can’t beat the meaty and succulent eggplant, the kick of the hot peppers, and the savory black bean sauce.  Below is our vegetarian adaptation to the Wei-Chuan’s Chinese Cuisine Szechwan Style recipe.  We added basil as a garnish because we […]

Salisbury VegSteak with Mushroom Gravy

One of Deniz’ favorite TV dinner dishes is Meatloaf/Salisbury Steak with mashed potatoes and gravy.  They’re super cheap, but there just aren’t any vegetarian versions available.  Thank goodness for Sandra Lee and her semi-homemade, super simple ways of cooking.  Below is a vegetarian adaptation of her Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy recipe.  It’s succulent, and has that delicious meaty depth of flavor that Deniz is so fond of. Ingredients: 2 […]

Mexican Vegetarian Enchiladas

One of the great things about Mexican food is how easy and fast it is to make, and how the filling ingredients can be reused in other recipes.  We like to prepare a large batch of filling and use it in several different recipes, saving us time and effort.  Below is our vegetarian enchilada recipe, that reuses food prepared for the VegBeef Taco recipe. Ingredients: 10 Morningstar […]