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Eatin’ of the Green

Even though I’m not Irish, I’ve always enjoyed making a fun meal of Irish-inspired dishes. Actually, it’s just an elaborate excuse to make soda bread — (yum!) which I plan to make later today — it’s best eaten soon after it’s made.

Yesterday, however, I felt like playing in the kitchen, so I decided to make “corned seitan and cabbage” using my basic slow-cooker seitan pot roast recipe (see earlier post) and then coating the seitan with a layer of coarse mustard and brown sugar topped with pickling spices. I also added some ground coriander, mustard, and allspice to the seitan mixture. It turned out great, as you can see in the photo — I love the way the whole spices look on top! There’s lots leftover for tonight to go with the soda bread. If you’re looking for a great soda bread recipe, check out my Global Vegan column on Irish food in the latest issue of VegNews Magazine, where there’s also a good recipe for Colcannon.

On another subject — “vegan” is the “Word of the Day” today on Wordsmith.org. The guest wordsmith is Matt Ball, co-founder and executive director
of Vegan Outreach. Here’s the link: http://wordsmith.org/words/vegan.html

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  • Troy March 18, 2008, 8:04 pm

    I’m glad to see you started a blog! I have been using Vegan Planet for years and have reviewed it on my blog: http://veganrecipes-idahovegan.blogspot.comI have a batch of Moroccan-style lentil and chickpea soup from your slow cooker book in the slow cooker right now.welcome to the blogosphere!

  • Robin March 18, 2008, 9:11 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, Troy and for the nice welcome. It’s great to finally be blogging — long overdue!I just visited your blog to say hi (and of course read your review of Vegan Planet — very nice, thank you!) Enjoy your Lentil and Chickpea Soup…mmm…sounds like a great idea.

  • Anonymous March 19, 2008, 4:02 pm

    I just wanted to let you know that your recipe for jerk tempeh nuggets in Vegan Fire & Spice is one of the best recipes I’ve ever tried! My boyfriend loved it, too, and he’s very picky. It has all the elements I look for in a recipe: it’s delicious, easy to make (all I had to buy to make it was the tempeh!), very affordable, and healthy. I’m always looking for protein-based vegan recipes, and I’ve found a new favorite! Thanks, Robin! I can’t wait to continue exploring the cookbook!

  • Robin March 19, 2008, 9:22 pm

    Glad to know you and your boyfriend enjoyed the Jerk-Spiced Tempeh Nuggets, Anonymous. Hope you continue to enjoy the book!

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