Monday, October 27, 2008
VEGAN MOFO: DOWN THE HOME STRETCH-- SOME PHOTOS AND A NEW SALAD DRESSING
Romaine lettuce and chard salad with homemade garlic croutons, and marinated artichoke hearts and sundried tomatoes, with the new dressing below.
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This is a quickie blog post! Last night I made a variation on my vinaigrette dressing using smokey toasted sesame oil and fig balsamic vinegar, a new find! It is delish! It would be great on a spinach salad, BTW! Delicious fig balsamic vinegar is made by a number of companies (including President's Choice in Canada). If you "Google" it, you'll come up with a number of online sources.
Here's the recipe:
BRYANNA'S FIGGY- BALSAMIC-SESAME VINAIGRETTE (Low-Fat and WW Core Plan Compatible) (with Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette variation)
Yield: 1 and 1/2 cups
The sesame oil lends a smokiness that blends well with the fruity vinegar.
1 cup Fat-Free Oil Substitute for Salad Dressings (OR cold chickpea cooking broth)
1/4 cup dark sesame oil (OR use 1/2 sesame oil and 1/2 olive oil)
1/4 cup fig balsamic vinegar (see text above)
1-2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon rice or cider vinegar
1 tablespoon smooth Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon salt
Whisk, shake, or blend the ingredients together well, bottle and store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition (per 2 tablespoons): 54.8 calories; 70% calories from fat; 4.6g total fat; 0.0mg cholesterol; 176.0mg sodium; 25.0mg potassium; 4.2g carbohydrates; 0.1g fiber; 2.2g sugar; 4.0g net carbs; 0.1g protein; 1.5 points.
BRYANNA'S RASPBERRY BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE VARIATION:
The recipe is the same except for the following changes:
1.) For the oil, use 3 tablespoons olive oil plus 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil;
2.) Use only 1 tablespoon of brown sugar;
3.) Use Raspberry Balsamic Vinegar instead of the Fig variety;
4.) Use 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar instead of the rice or cider vinegar.
PHOTO TEASERS OF THINGS I MADE THIS WEEKEND:
Italian Seitan Pot Roast (can be made in the oven or in a slow-cooker):
Spiedini Sandwiches made with Field Roast Grain Meatballs (from the ongoing Field Roast cookbook I'm working on):
Spiedini are skewered, browned Italian "meatballs"
For sandwiches, they are browned and served on crusty rolls (I only had baguettes cut in 8" lengths) and topped with a tasty tomato sauce. They were pretty filling-- we ate them open-face.