Vegan MoFo : Day 11 : Experiments

I cooked a huge batch of adzuki beans a few weeks ago and froze them. I was thinking of ways to use them up, besides just eating them with a big pile of greens, and thought they might be good in some seitan sausages. I hadn’t made them in a while, and wanted to experiment with some different flavors.

I also got some tatsoi in my organic delivery box. I think I’d spotted it in the international market, but I never picked it up. I thought it would go great with what I was planning for the sausages.

I decided to use up the carnival carrots I got as well. I was going to roast them, but I decided to do something a little more fresh and interesting, and made a sesame flavored carrot salad.

The sausages were okay, and definitely edible, but they just tasted like seitan, so I’m going to wait to share the recipe. I think I want to double the spices and try them out again.

The tatsoi was almost too pretty to cook, but it had to be eaten. I just sauteed the tatsoi with some ginger, garlic, red pepper, and a little extra carrot. I shredded the carrots and tossed them with a little sesame oil, garlic, ginger, agave, lime juice, and I accidentally used mirin instead of rice vinegar, which worked out really well, so I’d do it again!

Seitan Sausage, Stir-Fried Tatsoi, Shredded Carrots

5 Responses to “Vegan MoFo : Day 11 : Experiments”
  1. celyn says:

    That is a gorgeous plate of food! I hear you on the just tastes like seitan. I once got it into my head that I was going to make a sopressata style seitan. I found the ingredients for omni sopressata online and boldly made my seitan. It was so underspiced and underflavored and just blaaah and not really edible. It depresses me thinking about it!

  2. Mihl says:

    I never had tatsoi and I don’t think I can get it. But I have fresh kale, which is also a rare find. And I have some freshly cooked beans. Oh the coincidence. Thank you for the inspiration!

  3. phoenix says:

    That looks so good!!

  4. Christopher says:

    I had to look up tatsoi as I had no idea what it is. With the red peppers it looks like a chard with the sauteed stems. It’s hard to cook pretty things when you know they won’t look the same afterward.

  5. Hannah says:

    What a colorful plate, everything looks so vibrant and healthy!

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