Monday, 24 November 2008

The journey of the fauxsage

'You mean,' said Arthur, 'you mean you can see into my mind?'
'Yes,' said Marvin.
Arthur stared in astonishment.
'And . . ?' he said?
'It amazes me how you can manage to live in anything that small.'
- The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams


It was Friday. It was hot. I had some time on my hands before I had to go out in the afternoon. So what did I decide to do?


I made a double batch of Celine's
Ginger Hoisin Fauxsage. Not being a fan of seitan, I really wasn't convinced I'd like them (especially 'cause they had a really weird smell before being cooked and the texture before baking was kind of nauseating) but actually it was delicious! And the bonus? J loved it too.

We've since had the fauxsage in a creamy stir-fry (it's amazing how creamy an avocado and some sheese can make a dish when you're not even trying)...


...and in several sandwiches (it's perfect!). Here's my sandwich from work the other day with the peanut butter spilling out the hole in the top of the bread (I'd run out of hummus).


Not content with just the fauxsage making, I also whipped us up a batch of giant cookies (after all, if you hardly ever have cookies why not make them HUGE!).


And prepped dinner (in amongst cleaning and washing)...I am
so a domestic goddess!


Marinated and baked tofu cubes with potato rosti, stir-fried broccoli (fresh from my Mum's garden!), avocado and homemade tomato sauce (care of J's Mum).

6 comments:

  1. Mmm, I love Celine's recipes. You must try the apple curry sausage as well, it's delish! I still haven't tried the Ginger one but now I'm craving some.


    Cookies!!! YUM!

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  2. Mm, ginger sausage? Sounds great.

    I tried being a domestic goddess on Saturday morning. I was starting laundry as I was making scrambled tofu. Except our washing machine is broken, so we have to fill it by putting the hose straight into the basin... and as I stepped away to stir tofu, the hose came out of the washbasin and sprayed ALL over the house. Like, 5 metres. The cat gave me such a dirty look, her wet face was so angry with me!

    You were much more successful than I was.

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  3. I love eating those faux sausage things... I wish I loved making them! Yours look delish.

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  4. yummy!

    I am so impressed you made our own sausages, were they tricky to make?

    The stir-fry looks especially amazing- I want some now (and it is only breakfast time here!)

    Ooh and fresh broccoli from the garden? How great!

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