June 30, 2011

Curried Seitan Roll-Ups

These curried seitan roll-ups make a great lunch or snack on a hot summer day because you don't have to actually cook anything. No hot kitchen in June for you! Nuh-uh. No sir.
They are light and simple, with a hint of red curry and lime. You'll love 'em. 

1 package chicken-style seitan
1/2 medium cucumber, diced
1/4 red bell pepper, diced
1 celery stalk, diced
1 green onion, sliced
3 tablespoons of vegan mayonnaise
1 teaspoon lime juice
1 teaspoon red curry paste
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
Dash of chili powder
Salt and pepper, to taste
4 vegan sprouted grain tortillas
1 cup lettuce of your choice, chopped

  • Place all ingredients (except tortillas and lettuce) into a bowl. Stir well, until everything is nicely mixed and the larger seitan pieces have pulled apart.
  • Lightly toast or warm your tortillas on the stove top (gas stoves are the best!).
  • Scoop out a quarter of your 'seitan salad' mixture and evenly spread it over the top of the tortilla.
  • Sprinkle a quarter of your lettuce over the seitan salad.
  • Now gently, and tightly, roll up your tortilla. 
  • Use a good serrated knife to gently slice the roll into 4 or 6 pieces.
  • Makes 4 servings.
  • Enjoy!
NUTRITION INFO (per serving):
Calories: 255.9 / Total Fat: 9.2g (Saturated Fat: 1.7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2.0g) / Cholesterol: 3.9mg / Sodium: 515.9mg / Potassium: 281.2mg / Total Carbohydrates: 31.1g (Dietary Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 2.3g) / Protein: 6.7g / Iron: 12.1%

June 13, 2011

Gingered Cranberry Waldorf Salad

This is a tangier, sweeter version of the traditional Waldorf salad. It's a perfect addition to summer barbecues, and it will get gobbled up fast at potlucks. Give it a try!

2 Granny Smith apples, cut into small cubes
2 large carrots, peeled and grated
1/2 cup dried sweetened cranberries
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup vegan mayonnaise
3 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
1 teaspoon ginger powder
Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • Place apples, carrots, cranberries, walnuts, and mayonnaise into a large bowl and gently stir. 
  • Add mayonnaise and ginger. Stir to coat. 
  • Drizzle rice vinegar all over salad. Add pepper. Stir again .
  • Makes about 8 servings. 
  • Enjoy!
NUTRITION INFO (per serving):
Calories: 117.9 / Total Fat: 6.1g (Saturated Fat: 0.7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.8g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g) / Cholesterol: 3.5mg / Sodium: 181.4mg / Potassium: 79.3mg / Total Carbohydrates: 16.7g (Dietary Fiber: 2.3g, Sugar: 13.0g) / Protein: 0.8g / Iron: 1.0%