Veggie Chef
1:21 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Mock Meat Guide

I received an email from a woman who was looking for a support group because her granddaughter had recently decided to become vegan. 

While I gave her some ideas and recommended some reading materials, I failed to mention some other products that might help, like mock meat. So, I emailed her a bit of a guide on faux meat since it can help make the meal seem a bit more familiar to new vegetarians or vegans and their non-vegetarian friends.

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Veggie Chef
1:11 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Gillie's Peanut Tofu Wrap

Credit Photo Courtesy of Gillie's

If you’ve not been to Gillie’s in Blacksburg, you must go.

This eatery has been in operation since 1974 and caters to vegetarians and vegans with loads of wonderful, tasty dishes.

I tried their Peanut Tofu Wrap, and Noah Gillie, kitchen manager and son of owner, Renae Gillie, was nice enough to share the recipe.

Actually, it is two recipes. He gives us the recipe for the flavorful peanut sauce and one for putting together the tofu wrap itself.

Gillie's Peanut Tofu Wrap (serves one)
What you  need:

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Veggie Chef
11:30 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Vegan Mushroom Bisque

I’ve received a few emails requesting specific types of recipes like dairy-free or gluten- free. This week’s recipe is a dairy-free version of mushroom bisque. Traditionally, a bisque is a thick cream soup made with meat or seafood. It can also be cream and pureed vegetables. So, this soup is not technically a bisque. However, I won’t tell if you won’t.

What you need:

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Veggie Chef
11:25 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Moroccan-ish Quinoa Salad

I’m calling this week’s recipe Moroccan-ish Quinoa Salad because I was inspired by the combination of spices used in a Moroccan recipe I saw for a cooked dish. It isn’t exactly a traditional Moroccan recipe but it sure was inspired by one. This is yet another gluten and dairy-free recipe. It also happens to be a very pretty salad because of the different colors of the veggies in it.

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Veggie Chef
11:15 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Sweet Potatoes Spiced on Rice

What you need:

2 TB olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 medium yellow onion, diced (about 3/4 cup)
2 large sweet potatoes (about 1.5 lbs), peeled and diced
1 large poblano pepper, diced
2 cans (13.66 oz) light coconut milk
1 15 oz can navy beans, rinsed
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
2 tsp agave nectar
salt to taste
6 cups cooked rice

What you do:

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Veggie Chef
11:11 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Seasonal Slaw

While wandering around the Roanoke Historic Market, I happened upon Tim from Rolling Meadows Farms selling Daikon radishes he had picked the day before. Local radishes grown without pesticides were certainly appealing.

He told me that these were the smaller, spring version. I took some home and decided that their natural slight spiciness and crunch would lend itself well to a cole slaw. Back to the market I went the next day and bought North Carolina-grown green cabbage from Sumdat Farms.

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Veggie Chef
11:06 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Firefly Fare Feast

Not sure what to bring to you next gathering?

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Veggie Chef
10:00 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Mr. Bill's Vegan Wine Guide

Our guest on Veggie Chef this week was Bill Philips, owner of Mr. Bill's Wine Cellar in Roanoke.

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