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 Post subject: BBQ seitan ribs and chocolate cupcakes
PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:42 pm 
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On Sunday night I decided to recreate a couple of our favourite meals from a recent trip to the United States.

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BBQ seitan ribs, coleslaw and corn on the cob- just like we had at Karyn's Cooked in Chicago.

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And the famous Babycakes chocolate cupcakes!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:49 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:50 pm 
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Looks yummy! I've heard mixed things about the Babycakes icing, it looks good though!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:04 pm 
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Oh, very Americana. Ribs were one of the few things I knew I'd miss as a vegan. I can live without them just fine now, though.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:49 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:28 pm 
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Those BBQ ribs look amazing!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:04 pm 
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Both look magical. Although I tend to be disturbed by fake meat that looks authentic, the ribs are calling to me.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:59 pm 
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seriously impressive, the hubby likes it- i am going to send him the link so he can make it, wink wink.


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 Post subject: Re: BBQ seitan ribs and chocolate cupcakes
PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:31 am 
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That's a plate full of win, good job OP. Do you have a recipe for that? (N/M, I see it's on your blog, thanx!)

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:14 am 
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Everything looks perfect and very 'merican!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:32 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:49 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: BBQ seitan ribs and chocolate cupcakes
PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:22 pm 
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Very nice! Authentic looking!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:56 pm 
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Yum. Cupcakes!


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 Post subject: Re: BBQ seitan ribs and chocolate cupcakes
PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:25 pm 
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What the..? Are you sure those ribs are vegan?!

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And those cupcakes look awesome!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:27 pm 
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That plate of food looks amazing! How was the texture of the ribs?

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I want that rib dinner right now!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:43 pm 
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Maggie Muggins wrote:
That plate of food looks amazing! How was the texture of the ribs?


They're baked rather than boiled, which I way prefer- probably just because I haven't had great success with boiled seitan in the past. So I find it denser than other seitan I've made. The author of the original recipe said that she found it a bit spongier than other kinds, but that wasn't really the case for me. I guess it's meaty, but not so meaty that it's disconcerting.

It's seriously a foolproof recipe, though.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:05 pm 
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That looks great! what's the small bowl of sauce?

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I just looked at these again, and I still cannot get over how "real" those ribs look!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:13 am 
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As the OP's boyfriend, I can confirm that these taste as good as they look :)

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B_A_D wrote:
That looks great! what's the small bowl of sauce?


Just plain old BBQ sauce, from the bottle. This was a weeknight meal, so I really couldn't be bothered making my own from scratch.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:35 am 
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As an American I can tell you that these are totally droolworthy and look super authentic. I applaude your awesomeness.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:36 am 
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whoa!!! Those are the best looking ribz I've ever seen.


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 Post subject: Re: BBQ seitan ribs and chocolate cupcakes
PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:45 pm 
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Those seitan ribs look absolutely stunning! Dammmmn. Well done

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