i made bulgogi with soy curls tonight and threw it in a bowl o rice for bibimbap. The soy curls were rehydrated in broth and then marinated, cooked in a skillet and finished off in the broiler to get it a little crispy. The marinade was garlic, ginger, a little white wine, asian pear, brown sugar, gochujang, mirin, sesame oil, and soy sauce, scallions and sesame seeds added as well. The bowl had sesame carrots and zucchini, spicy mushrooms, garlic collards and snap peas, slice red cabbage, peas, kimchi, and some mung beans I sprouted earlier this week.
I have been enjoying cooking with the Instant Pot. I've made a couple curries in there, cooked batches of beans, and tonight I'll try collards and black eyed peas. Last night I tried to make a vegan version of butter chicken curry. My neighbor gave me a bag of tomatoes from his garden so I needed something to use them all. I bought soy curls to make it which are kind of like TVP but more dense and chewier. It was pretty great, and I took a picture of the leftovers I ate for lunch today (I didn't have enough rice so there is actually mung bean sprouts under the curry). This is the recipe, https://www.veganric...er-chicken.html you can obviously make it however hot you want based on the peppers you use. I followed the recipe pretty closely because I'm still not totally comfortable with the pressure cooking. At the end I added some almond butter to make it creamier.
I've used it and made some things slightly smokey, you have to contain the smoke and seal it for a bit to really get any effect. I usually hit whatever I'm trying to smoke in a container a few times. But it isn't a wonder device, I wouldn't have bought it myself but it was a gift. I used a few times when I got it but now it just sits on a shelf.
I did smoke wormwood out of it once though for funzies.
That contraption was given to me as a gift. I used it a couple times but it doesn't really do much but make the dish smell smokey and trick you into thinking you're eating smoked food. Its like the LaCroix of the food world.
Don't close up the lid! Its gotta breathe! I used to make a lot of kombucha and jun tea. When I'd do the 2nd ferment I'd put a little jam in the bottles. You could take a hot pepper jam and use it in the 2nd ferment for a spicy booch. I will warn though that when I drank spicy booch my lips were burning for hours.
I just bought one of these gadget online it should be here in a few days. I got the Instant Pot DUO Plus 60, 6 Qt 9-in-1 b/c Amazon told me it was the deal of the day for $89.99. I want it to cook dry beans mostly, but would love recipes or sites, especially Indian, and anything veg friendly!
Joong Boo Market has like eleventy sixteen kinds of kimchi - there are several stores in the city. A very adventurous place to shop.
I was at Joong Boo, couldn't find one without fish, maybe I was in the wrong section... (I did get a ginormous piece of Jackfruit for $2.50!). It's all good though, my friend runs the Korean-Polish fusion place Kimski in Bridgeport and brought me over a huge container of their vegan kimchi yesterday. So good!
I don't eat vegetables because I love animals, I eat vegetables because I HATE PLANTS. DEATH TO THE ALL THE PLANTS!
But seriously though, no one forced you to open this thread, and no one in the thread is pushing their dietary choices on you.
Everyone has their own reasons, it doesn't have to be either of the reasons you suggested. Someone could just want to help conserve water, reduce carbon emissions, be broke and can't afford meat, health related reasons, or just not want to support corporate owned concentrated animal feeding operations.
I do it out of vanity. I love to eat, and when I eat vegetables I can eat a metric shitton more and only be eating half the calories. That way I can eat all the time and still look naked.
I have never had bibimbap before, but I saw some pics and looked at various recipes and decided to try making it. I made some spicy BBQ Jackfruit, blanched spinach tossed with garlic, sesame mushrooms, edamame, shredded carrots, and some cilantro, black sesame, and green onions on top. All of it over rice. I looked all over the Asain grocery store for veg kimchi but they didn't have any. I am going to a Korean restaurant to get some this weekend.
Nice score. I have the first model you picked up and I've had it for almost 10 years, still going strong. I think I got it for free with Best Buy rewards points. It doesn't handle softer fruits like banana and mango very well IMO and sometimes microgreens shoot right through it but other than that it's been great. I've even added hot peppers to juices.... One of my favorite juices to make is ACE 2 oranges, 1 lemon, and 4-5 carrots.
Boss, the patty at White Castle was not nearly as red as the one you had, it really did have the texture like cooked through ground beef though and it tasted pretty good with that smoked cheddar. Honestly the texture was almost too cooked ground beefy because mentally i thought i was going to bite into one of those pieces of ground beef fat and lose my appetite. I seriously thought that someone was messing with me and gave me a beef patty (the patties for the impossibly silders are the size of 3 regular slider patties)...
Here's a pic from the innerwebz that looks like mine did (I inhaled mine too fast, it was my 16 hr fasting break meal and post workout... )
Select White Castle locations in NYC, Jersey, and Chicago are serving up Impossible Burger sliders. I tried 'em out today. They come with a smoked cheddar cheese, and I know I've been trying to avoid cheese, but holy cow I want to eat a crave case of those things.