Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Good Winter Feed

After spending all weekend moving, I finally have all my affairs in order, and so here is the first recipe.

Spicy Crumbed Seitan
serves 4

So on a nooch trip to Commonsense Organics I came across my first packaged seitan, it was a dream come true. No longer would I have to slave over a seitanic recipe just to get a protein hit! With winter fast encompassing, I was inspired to make something that warmed the belly.


1 package prepared seitan
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup rice/soy milk
1 cup breadcrumbs
1 Tbsp vindaloo/hot curry powder
1 Tbsp dried coriander
2 Tbsp oil


In a large bowl, mix together breadcrumbs, vindaloo/curry powder and coriander. Also pour the rice/soy milk into a deep bowl for dipping.

Heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat.

Cut the seitan into 4 equal peices. One by one, coat the seitan in flour, then dip it in the rice/soy milk and cover all sides in the breadcrumb mixture.

Put all pieces in the now hot oil and fry each side until brown.

I served this with mashed potatos, fresh corn, beans and broccoli.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Gardens and stuff.

I'm getting quite excited as the shortest day is about 9 weeks away.

What makes that day so exciting?? I can plant garlic.
not just a couple of cloves, but as many as I can get my little fingers onto and into the ground.

little baby post, but it's the anticipation that's so good.
Also going to plant potatoes into the clay patch out the back to break up the soil. Spuds are fantastic for that.


Welcome to The Vegan's Are Coming! We are Bai and Shirley, two vegans who love our fitness, food and gardens. This will serve as our little bloggy about trying to live as sustainably as possible through our diet and backyards, as well as keeping our bodies in a healthiest state as possible. Being vegan, this can be perceived as very hard, and we are here to say "No! I can consume as much, if not more protein/nutrients/calcium/insert various other misconceptions about our diet than your average Omni, and have the same energy output to boot".

Once we get this cranking, you'll find recipes that range from low calorie, high protein meals to sweet tooth placaters. We'll have little tips about growing inexpensive and essential veggies and legumes, as well as feeding your garden in a natural way. We'll also talk about vegan fitness, and how easy it is to get a high performance rate out of a vegan diet.

xxx Bai & Shurl