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Jan 10th, 2008, 08:58 PM
So Andy....how bout it? Ask your mum for us will you ;):D

Jan 10th, 2008, 09:34 PM
Yay Ruby! Time to have a cooking party!! woo hoo!

yes you open the box and out flies a little fairy in an apron and those horrible styrophom peanuts fly everywhere....now you need a cleaning fairy. when will the cycle end!!!

Jan 11th, 2008, 03:00 AM
Chickpea cutlets :) I give them a thumbs up!

Jan 11th, 2008, 07:13 AM
Yay I've just got the book yesterday... a delayed christmas present... So now Im gonna flip through all the book.. And I'll bet when im finished doning that im starving.. :D

Poison Ivy
Jan 11th, 2008, 05:59 PM
Chocolate Smlove Pie....so rich but sooooo good!!:)



Jan 11th, 2008, 06:03 PM
oh my goodness... *drool*

Jan 11th, 2008, 06:16 PM
Poison Ivy, your smlove pie looks better than mine. :) More creamier plus the caramel looks...well, more like caramel.

Did you follow the recipe exactly?

I must confess that I substituted agave nectar for the brown rice syrup and vacuum-packed tofu for the "regular" kind. Perhaps that's why mine didn't seem as good as yours. It was still very good though. :)

Poison Ivy
Jan 11th, 2008, 06:22 PM
I didn't follow it exactly Sponge as some ingredients are a bit trickier to get hold of where I live.

I had to use cornflour instead of arrowroot, rice syrup instead of brown rice syrup and I used mori-nu firm silken tofu in the tetra-pak, as I wasn't sure whether it was supposed to be soft or firm silken the recipe uses so I plumped for the firm:)

Jan 11th, 2008, 06:33 PM
Poison Ivy, that looks absolutely delicious!!! You are an amazing chef!

Jan 11th, 2008, 06:38 PM
Well however you made it, it looks like it belongs on the cover of a magazine!:)

Poison Ivy
Jan 11th, 2008, 06:46 PM
Thank you Roxy and Sponge!!:):o

Jan 11th, 2008, 06:52 PM
where did you get your rice syrup?:confused:

Jan 11th, 2008, 06:55 PM
I found brown rice syrup yesterday at a regular supermarket. (Safeway - not sure if they have that store where you're at.) I was shocked because I thought I would have to go to the health food store to purchase it.

Jan 11th, 2008, 06:59 PM
Huh.....there's no way Safeway would stock anything like that up here :( It's more of a specialised "health food" up here I would say.

Poison Ivy
Jan 11th, 2008, 07:05 PM
where did you get your rice syrup?:confused:

Goodness Direct....apparently Arrowroot is too exotic for my local shops to carry:rolleyes: so there's no way I'd ever get rice syrup locally:(

Jan 11th, 2008, 08:23 PM
thanks for the info - got my arrowroot from the cake ingredients section in Sainsburys.:)

Fuzz Bunny
Jan 11th, 2008, 08:54 PM
I heard the authors being interviewed Sunday on Weekend Edition Sunday on National Public Radio. You can listen at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=17880728

Jan 11th, 2008, 09:09 PM
lol, I think enslaving fairies for the purposes of vegan cooking is a bit of a contradiction ;), I am lucky though cause I know some peoples families are opposed to their veganism never mind cooking for them :o

ooh, I just noticed you too are from south yorkshire too :D, wheres good for vegan shopping round these parts?

Jan 12th, 2008, 12:30 AM
making black bean burgers tonight. will try to remember to take pics.

Jan 12th, 2008, 02:46 AM
I made the escarole with beans and capers as a side dish tonight - it was yummy and really easy to prepare.:)

Ruby Rose
Jan 12th, 2008, 04:24 PM
So what's vital wheat gluten, and what can UK people use instead? (Sorry if someone else has asked this already, but 8 pages is tooooo long to trek through).

Jan 12th, 2008, 04:27 PM
vital wheat gluten is the pure gluten powder... if it's for seitan, you can make it out of flour, but that's a pain in the ass. I haven't seen it in stores in Europe either.

But you could ask at some bakeries- they usually have tons of the stuff- or order online.

Ruby Rose
Jan 12th, 2008, 05:30 PM
Thanks Pavotrouge - I wanted to make the chickpea cutlets that everyone was raving about. Do you reckon it would work without the wheat gluten? Or maybe with flour/strong bread flour instead?

Jan 12th, 2008, 05:31 PM
I think some people over at the PPK forums substituted glutinuous rice flour, maybe that would work for you.

But there's no 100% substitute for gluten powder IMHO.

Jan 13th, 2008, 04:17 AM
ended up making the burgers tonight instead cuz we were too tired. the bf made them and he seems to think bigger is better (men :p) so they turned out like mashed potatoes with a crunchy shell. kind of bland too. satisfying though. adding a bit of extra salt and some liquid smoke helped. oh well. next time.