Catching Up!

5 10 2009

I’ve been lazy lately at updating with new pictures, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been cooking up a storm! The biggest update is that we discovered the source of all the fake meat products from our favorite restaurants. Red Bamboo, Wild Ginger, etc all have these ridiculously convincing seitans, and it turns out, they all come form the same source: A little, weird shop in Chinatown called May Wah. Here, you can get smoked duck, prawns, calamari, salmon, beef, chicken wings, sashimi, and any other product that vegans wouldn’t be able to consume. And most are all vegan. This place is awesome. And it’s cheap too. So, with this discovery, we now have a ton more veganizing opportunities. The pizza is posted because it’s beautiful- no May Wah products there- just seasonal and delicious tomatoes and basil from the USQ market.

Next up is flautas. We used May Wah chicken nuggets and shredded them to be “chicken” flautas, with FYH cheese. Also, we have another recipe from the Rosa cookbook- stuffed pineapple with “seafood.” We used a combo of tofu, “calamari” and something that I am forgetting (whoops..Robbie?) for the seafood. This gets baked with a pineapple/guajillo adobo, the pinapple chunks, some onion, and tortilla chip “clams.” It’s also sprinkled with FYH cheese.
Robbie made me a sweet dinner after spin class last week. May Wah comes through again with their chicken, which Robbie did up lemon chicken style, over soba noodles. It was excellent.
Friday night, we made beet orzotto from a NY Times article, which was easily veganized. We served that with May Wah salmon marinated in lemon, which was excellent. The May Wah stuff is freaky- truly. This went well with Bread Alone bruschetta topped with eggplant and jalapeno. NUM!