Saturday, October 3, 2009

Vegan Mofo Day 3 East meets West!

Stir Fried Seitan in Garlic Chili Sauce

Vegan Sushi

House of Vegetarian
Whenever we find ourselves in Manhattan we aim to eat at House of Vegetarian 68 Mott Street, NY.  It's not the trendiest place to eat in NYC but it's our favorite.  The food is straight up Chinese food ~ nothing  too fancy, it's all vegetarian and I'm pretty sure all vegan.  We don't live in NYC and taking 5 kids and 2 adults out to eat is not something we can afford to do more than a few times a year.  And forget about ordering good vegan Chinese food up here in the Hudson Valley. So we make our own. 
This is a pretty good Garlic Sauce recipe:
2 tbs rice vinegar
3tbs pure maple syrup
2 tbs dark soy sauce
2tbs Chinese rice wine
3 to 4 whole dried chili peppers
3 tbs sesame oil
1/4 cup water
3 to 4 cloves of garlic thinly sliced
2 tbs cornstarch
Saute garlic in sesame oil for a min or so.  Dissolve corn starch in water. Stir all of the other ingredients (except cornstarch and water) into the sauteed garlic and bring to boil for about 3 mins.   After 3 mins stir in cornstarch and water combo.  Bring to boil again while stirring.  Sauce will thicken.  Pour over your stir fry.  This sauce works really well with tofu, seitan, tempeh and almost any veggies you would use in a stir fry.

Whenever my man (Mr. Tattooedgeek) isn't working for the man he's working for the woman ~ me! He's my resident Sushi Chef , Screen Printer and Artist. Aside from the typical veggie sushi rolls he makes toasted tempeh w/hot sauce rolls, teriyaki seitan rolls and others.
We've added several new totes to the shop this week.  This Hanya tote is just one of them.   

Caught Willow, one of our Siamese, being lazy earlier today ~ she was too cute to pass up!

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