Semicircular Vegan


Semi Gross Chinese Leftovers by ijustdiedinside
October 31, 2008, 4:47 pm
Filed under: leftover makeovers, Uncategorized

I am getting so burned out on cooking semicircular food.  I really feel like I’ve exhausted the options, and even though it works great, I find that the best stuff it does is baked goods, but it would be boring to just blog about muffins all the time.   I am going to look for some more infomercial products to try out and see if I mix it up with those.  I don’t want to be burned out.  I love my blog!

For now, here is something kinda nasty I made.  It tasted ok, but, there just something a little gross about blended up chinese food.

I had some yummy sauteed string beans leftover as well as some brown rice, so i blended up some firm tofu and then added the beans to the food processor right at the end just to chop them up a bit.  They ended up getting really chopped up, kinda like baby food.   I carried on though, and mixed up the green beans and tofu puree with some brown rice and plopped it all into the gt xpress.

I don’t even know what I’d call this. Leftover casserole?  It was kind of like a chinese frittata, I guess.  It ended up tasting ok, but I was not down with the texture.

I will also share some Snickerdoodles I made as a tester for Terry because they were really yummy and crunchy and ‘buttery’ and sweet and cinnamony and nutmeggy.  Good stuff!>



Semi-ghetti pie by ijustdiedinside
June 29, 2008, 8:58 pm
Filed under: leftover makeovers

Leftover Makeover! Although, I didn’t do too much to make this over. I made some spaghetti with a cashew cream sauce and sauteed mushrooms earlier in the week and it was really good, but I made way too much and I’m not that into reheated pasta so I thought it might be nice to heat some up in the GT Xpress and get a crispy top like spaghetti pie I saw Giada make once on food network.

This totally worked, although I had a slight mishap. I put it in one of the wells without any oil and it stuck like crazy! so I scraped it up and put it into the other well, which I had sprayed with EVOO.

I loved the crispy parts so much! Crispy spaghetti might be my new favorite comfort food.



Leftover Makeover by ijustdiedinside
December 8, 2007, 4:32 am
Filed under: leftover makeovers

Cathy Mitchell is sure we will love her leftover makeovers, most of which involve putting some leftovers into a tortilla and making a “grilled stuffed burrito.” Being from San Diego, I’m realllllly picky about Mexican food, so I will most likely not be putting leftovers into a tortilla and making a mock taco bell delicacy. I did, however, make my own leftover makeover. I will call it um…how about Mashed Potato Moons.

I took some leftover mashed potatoes and mixed it up with some leftover sauteed kale and tempeh sausage crumbles from Vegan with a Vengeance and smushed it into the wells of the GT.

Then I baked until they were crispy on the outside and seemed done. I had a bit of a problem getting them out, even using the handy angled spatula that came with the machine, but they were still able to keep their semicircular shape! SCORE!

I ate them with some gravy from Don’t Eat Off the Sidewalk 2 . They were good! but that seems kind of obvious. Tempeh sausage crumbles, kale and mashed potatoes are always good!

I’m giving this one 5 out of 5 Cathy Mitchells because I’m pretty sure she’d be proud of how easy this was. Of course, she’s probably never heard of tempeh, but maybe she’ll find this blog while googling herself and maybe she’ll become vegan! A girl can dream can’t she?