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                                Pineapple Fried Rice

I had some pineapple that was almost going to be too ripe unless I did something with it, so I decided to try my own spin on vegetarian pineapple fried rice.

What you need:

2 Cups Cooked and chilled rice (I used brown, soak the grains a few hours for tenderness)

6-7 strips of Morning Star Veggie bacon (crispy cook it before hand)

1 Cup of ripe pineapple diced

1/3 Cup Cashews (whole or bits)

¼ Cup green peas (frozen is standard)

(you can add any vegetable to this rice)

Seasonings:

1 Tbs Turmeric

1 Tbs Brown sugar (you may not need if the pineapple is very ripe)

1-2Tbs Veggie stock powder

1 clove diced fine garlic

Dash of garlic chili sauce (small red plastic jar from Asian mart..Optional, if you don’t have it add Cheyenne)

To cook:

Heat 2 TBs of olive oil until pretty hot (not burned oil just as hot as it can go before it goes into burn zone)

Throw in your all of your ingredients except the seasonings  let it sizzle on each side a bit to get the browned effect on whatever veggie you use and the cashews and pineapple, then turn in the skillet.

Do this until you have the desired  brown, and taste test as you add the seasonings slowly. Taste testing as always is the key to getting he flavor how you want it.

Plate and enjoy!

 

Yum Yum Alexandria Sandwich


E and N come from a lineage of vegetarians. I’m their mom, and have been a vegetarian since 1974, and a vegan for many of those years. My sisters are also long term vegetarians. Between the five of us we have almost 160 years of vegetarian living!

When I eat in vegan restaurants and find something I love, I go home and try to recreate it. That is how Yum Yum Alexandria Sandwiches were born. While visiting my sister in DC, we rode bikes on a cold and rainy day to Alexandria, Virginia and ate some very delicious sandwiches, which I recreated and we have been eating and enjoying for many years now.

Ingredients

  • Onions
  • Mushrooms
  • Some type of ridiculously processed plant protein such as Tofurkey roast beef slices, vegan chicken or vegan turkey slices
  • Vegan mayonnaise
  • Better Than Bouillon Vegetable Broth
  • Vegan Cheese
  • Vegan Bacon (optional)
  • Deli Rolls or Dutch Crunch Rolls

Preparation

  1. Slice onions and sauté slowly in pan with a little olive oil until caramelized.
  2. Add sliced mushrooms, any herbs you want, along with undiluted  “Better than Bullion” veggie broth, and cook till all the liquid is gone.
  3. Slice your ridiculously processed plant protein and then pan fry.
  4. Mix  vegan mayonnaise with some of the Better than Bullion” veggie broth, and spread on both sides of the  bread
  5. Add the pretend meat, onion-mushroom mixture,  vegan cheese, and melt in oven.
  6. Remove from oven, add avocado, and optional vegan bacon, close and eat. Yum Yum.

-A