Friday, November 28, 2008

Seitan Carbonara

Tonight was seitan night again. I have made it a good habit to always have my freezer full of seitan. There are many recipes out there for big loafs of seitan. I like my meat without nutritional yeast, and without ketchup or tomatoe paste. Also, I don't like to mix it with tofu because of the consistency, I want my seitan firm as hell. Well well, smaken är som baken.

Here is an easy and very delicious vegan carbonara.

A piece of seitan
5-10 mushrooms
5-10 sundried tomatoes
2,5 dl oat cream
Fresh bail
1 tsp liquid moke
Vegetable buillon powder
Black pepper

Cut the block of seitan into small pieces and fry in lots of oil for about 3-5 minutes until it's starting to get a litle crunchy. Remove from the pan. Cut mushrooms into big pieces and fry for about 3-5 minutes. Add the cream and seitan. Cut the sundried tomatoes and and. Season with liquid smoke, vegetable buillon, black pepper. The last thing you do is to add the basil. Done! Serve with pasta.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Chocolate Toffe Bars: Celebrating the occupations

There has been another house occupation in Gothenburg. There has been two other occupations earlier this year also to raise the issue of housing shortage in Gothenburg. This one really caught the eye of media and it turned out in favor of the occupants, which is usually never the case. Good work! At the same time activists in Malmoe carried out a similar occupation, also with a good public response.

Article from Motkraft
Article from Yelah
Article from GP

To celebrate we decided to bake. If you only plan to bake one thing this year, bake this! Mars bars or November bars as Vegania calls them. It took me a while to create these little bastards, but I'm a newbie at baking.

The recipe comes from the Swedish site that recently had a nice graphical makeover. If you can read and understand the ancient and powerful language of the vikings, the site is a goldmine.

I gotta warn you thou, the sweetness is so overwhelming it causes headache, so you might wanna reduce the sugar. And I took the liberty to but in a layer of thin crisp crackers (smörgåsrån) between the nougat and toffee. It was a wise decision, I wish I put two layers of them.

November bars
3 dl plain white flour
2 dl icing sugar
2 Tbl cocoa
0.5 Tbl vanilla-flavoured sugar
0.75 dl water
50 g vegetable butter
2 dl sugar
0.5 dl syrup


50 g vegetable butter
1 dl sugar
1 dl syrup
0.25 dl soy cream

Sieve together flour, icing sugar, cocoa and vanilla sugar. Heat water, margarine and sugar until melted margarine and sugar dissolves. Beat down the sugar solution in the flour and whisk to a smooth mixture. Pour into a baking plate with non-stick paper and let it set. Place in the refrigerator when the nougat cooled.
Heat the ingredients for toffee in a saucepan, stir gently from time to time and let simmer for about 20 minutes. Make "kulprov" to see if the toffee has the right consistency (ie take a pat toffee batter on a spoon, plunge into cold water. If you can shape it into a ball it's ready.) Pour caramel mixture on the nougat and let cool.
Cut the candy into pieces of any size. Melt chocolate. Dip or brush the chocolate on top and sides, let the chocolate solidify in the refrigerator and then also brush the bottom with chocolate. Let it set. Enjoy your vegan Mars bar!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Pasta, Ketchup, and hotdogs! Get a job... pfffff...

Taifun Tofu-Wienerkorv

Det här skulle jag ha med mig i matlådan om jag orkade skaffa mig ett jobb. Men det är någonting med vår kära alliansregering som lockar fram slöfocken och fuskaren i mig. Jag ligger nog kvar på soffan den här veckan också. Lagar lite gott käk, laddar ner nya Bond-rullen och tar det lite lugnt. Maten är ju trots allt godast hemma.


If I could motivate myself to get a job, this is what I would bring in my lunchbox. But there's something about our government that brings out slouch and no-good in me. I'll probably stay on the sofa for the rest of the week. Cook some food, download the Bond movie and relax. After all, the food tastes better at home.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Secret Society of Vegans, pizza pizza!

Bara när jag är riktigt jävla peppad på att laga mat och bara när jag har riktigt gott om tid tar jag på mig mitt hemliga förkläde. Och satan vad god maten blir!

Köp eller carda ett till dig själv. Om du är med i den hemliga klubben vill säga...

Secret Society of Vegans

Mmmm... men först ska den gräddas