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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Planet & 1,000 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:27 pm 
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I've made about 40 recipes from 1000 Vegan Recipes and I loved these:

•Steamed Vegetable Dumplings
•Eggplant and Bell Pepper Salad
•Retro Potato Salad Redux
•Tagliatelle with Porcini Bolognese Sauce
•Three-Lentil Dal
•Millet-Topped Lentil Sheperd's Pie
•Wild Rice and Millet Croquettes
•Spiced Oven-Roasted Potato Sticks
•Ginger-Molasses Bread with Blueberries
•Corn Muffins
•Orange-Chocolate-Chip Muffins
•Cran-Apple Muffins
•Magical Mystery Chocolate Cake
•Crazy for Carrot Cake
•Johnnycakes
•Lemon-Kissed Blueberry Waffles
•Granola-Infused Oatmeal
•Morning Polenta with a Drizzle of Maple Syrup
I don't find RR's recipes bland, although I've heard that a lot... maybe we both have very healthy taste buds ;) And I like that there are simple ideas that never seem to pop into my own head (like cooking granola in oatmeal) as well as complex recipes for when you want a challenge (such as home-made ravioli).

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Planet & 1,000 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:49 am 
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Could someone please explain to me how to fold a strudel? I intend to make the Roasted Vegetable Strudel next saturday for omnis at a birthday party, so I'd like not to mess it up, but I don't understand the instructions.
It's made with phyllo dough. The instructions say: "Spoon the vegetable mixture lengthwise down the center of the phyllo, spreading it to within 1 inch of the edge. Fold in the short edges about 1 inch, then tuck in the sides and roll up."
It's the "tuck in the sides" part I don't get. Are those sides the 1-inch short edges? How could I get a 1-inch border to cover the filling? And why tuck them in if I already folded them? I'm completely mixed up!

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Planet & 1,000 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:25 am 
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It's not very clear is it? I don't think there's any one right way to roll a strudel. You can wrap the filling up like a giant burrito, or spread the filling out and roll like in the pic below, or do more of a braided one (but that doesn't really work with phyllo).

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Planet & 1,000 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:34 am 
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Thank you! I'll roll it like a burrito then.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:59 pm 
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I made the seitan and cremini mushroom with red wine sauce to serve over mashed potatoes (with just some plain steamed broccoli on the side) for dinners last week. It was simple, weeknight-friendly and super good. I don't like seitan much, either, so finding recipes where seitan is central is a plus for me.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Planet & 1,000 Vegan Recipes
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:30 am 
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The roasted vegetable strudel was very good - we made three strudels for nine people and we could have done with a fourth.

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