Friday, June 22, 2007

General Tso's Seitan, Sesame Cabbage and Bok Choy, Crispy Chewies

Dinner 6/22 by Juan and Amy

• General Tso's Seitan

• Sesame Cabbage and Bok Choy

• Brown Rice

• Crispy Chewies

We love General Tso's here at Bobolink, so it's something that's going to show up fairly regularly. Since you've seen it before, it's all about the plating. :)

Bobolinker Dan gave us some of the bok choy he's been growing, so I bulked it up with green cabbage from the local farmer and used MASAC's Sesame Soy Braised Bok Choy recipe from "From Asparagus to Zucchini". The rice was the last of the medium grain that we accidentally ordered from the bulk food company. Usually, we stock short grain brown, sweet brown rice, and either basmati or long grain.

The Crispy Chewies are as close as a vegan can get to rice krispie treats without all of the margarine and expensive vegan marshmallows. The recipe comes from Christina Pirello's "Cooking the Whole Foods Way" and is quick, simple and variable. The basics are brown rice syrup and nut butter, heated and melted together. Then chocolate chips are melted in. Finally, crisped rice is stirred in, pour it into a pan and voila! Just try to be patient until it cools. :)

Tonight's version was peanut butter, but our favorite is with almond butter. Also, the chocolate chips can be omitted and it can be super nut buttery!

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