Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Teesey Fajitadillas

This recipe was for a quick dinner meal that I whipped up. THE star of this dish was definitely the super melty delicious Teese. This is the best vegan cheese ever. Not rubbery. Not like crayons. Not just nooch. In fact it is pleasantly familiar to fresh mozzarella that I enjoyed in my not so compassionate days. I have made pizza margherita , insalata caprese and everything in between. This cheese stands up to any task a dairy mozzarella can handle. And no veal calves have to be separated from their mothers at birth. How wonderful is that.

Well enough praise, here is the simple recipe.

Corn tortillas, i suppose flour would work just as well.
Seitan, I followed the method of Vegan Dad .
1/2 an onion, sliced into strips
1/2 a yellow pepper, sliced into strips
lime, juiced and zested
Lots of teese, grated
salsa, homemade or store bought, but has to be fresh
1 avocado
sour cream if desired, vegan gourmet can make your life easier than making your own, which is also simple.

1. brown seitan with onions, peppers, cumin and salt. Splash with water to moisten seitan texture. Add lime zest if desired, a nice touch.
2. Sprinkle a generous amount of teese on one tortilla top with seitan mixture. Add more Teese and top with another tortilla.
3. Heat the same pan with a little oil or EB ( Earth Balance), and add tortilla sandwich you just created. Saute over med-low heat to allow Teese to melt properly. Believe me it will melt.
4.Once browned and melty on both sides cut into halves or quarters. Serve with avocado, salsa, sour cream, lime juice an cilantro.

Please enjoy. Sorry no pictures, but I didn't want you to drool all over your screen.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Mark Bittman Rant

Considering an era has passed since my last blog post I feel like I should clean up my act and start posting regularly. This probably means nothing because I am most likely the only person who reads this blog. Regardless, I feel I should pick up where I left off and tear Bittman a new one. After listening to his TED talk I felt a little awkward, because i thought that he had a good view on food consumption in the United States. Wrong. He advocated eating less meat. This is not any better, not the solution. Anytime that animal products are consumed, someone, somewhere, is continuing to exploit animals and treat them like commodities. Infuriated with myself for being tricked into thinking that this was better, I am writing this post to clear my conscience. The major problem with peoples outlook on animal rights is the thought that there is a humane way to "produce" meat and dairy. it is still speciesism. It is still exploiting animals. Humane treatment of soon to be dead animals is just a way for people, who usually understand the problems with factory farming and animal cruelty, feel better about consuming animals and animal products. As veganFreak always quote : Happy meat. No such thing. The point is that eradicating animal exploitation is the sole purpose of ethical veganism and Mark Bittman is still misunderstanding that the true answer to most food problems in the United States is veganism.