Showing posts with label Tofurky. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tofurky. Show all posts

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Vegetarian Thanksgiving: How To Prepare A Tofurky Roast

Well, it is official, the holidays are here. As we grasp the realization that in a few days we will be celebrating Thanksgiving and before you know it, Christmas and the New Year, it has become a tradition to prepare a Tofurky Roast. In fact, one of my favorite things to make during the holidays is definitely this amazing Tofurky addition. So, how do you prepare a Tofurky Roast?

First and foremost, it is very important that you remove the roast from the plastic casing before cooking. I also recommend thawing it out, as it makes it a lot easier to work with. Also, before cooking the Tofurky Roast it is important to preheat the oven for 350 degrees F. I love to just drizzle the entire roast with olive oil, as well as, salt & pepper. 


It is key to thaw the Tofurky Gravy, however, if it is mushy, just apply it all over the Tofurky Roast before baking it. Almost like a plaster of paris for food. Why? Because this will create a very flavorful yet natural crust. 

Before placing the Tofurky Roast inside of an aluminium foil or in glass casserole dish, you are going to want to add your vegetables, along with any type of homemade baste you want to create. To create the baste, all you really need are - carrots, onion, olive oil, fresh sage, and salt & pepper. You can also add various vegetables such as chopped carrots and onions to increase the flavor.

Cover the Tofurky Roast with aluminium foil or a dish cover. Cook for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Check sporadically. Then cook for an additional 10-15 minutes uncovered. 

There is stuffing inside of the roast, however, you can make your own stuffing (or dressing) to compliment your dish using bread, butter (I love Earth Balance's vegan butter best), onion, celery, rosemary, parsley, thyme, and salt & pepper.

If you want, you can actually prepare the stuffing while the Tofurky Roast is cooking, so than you can cook it with the Tofurky Roast. Even though there is stuffing (or dressing) inside of this amazing Tofurky addition, the homemade stuffing compliments the dish incredibly. 


If you are cooking it with other dishes, it is key to cook at least an hour to two hours prior to the last dish cooking, so it's ready in time. If you are eating with "meat-eaters" (this usually happens with me because my mother, stepfather, soon-to-be mother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, etc. all eat meat) place the Tofurky Roast in the oven an hour before the actual main entree is done.

When you serve the Tofurky Roast, it is very important to make sure it is cooked inside. Although this is made from tofu, it is important that it is cooked all of the way through. As it sets, you can begin to serve when you start your meal. Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

5 Great Vegan Barbecue Recipes For Memorial Day

Memorial Day is approaching us. With only a few weeks away, it is tradition to honor the people of the United States Armed Forces who have fought and died for our country. This special day occurs the last Monday in May, making it an honorable federal holiday. Every year, millions of Americans gather with family, friends, and other loved ones to celebrate by having various cookouts and barbecues which rely on great company, great entertainment, and most important, great food. So what are the best vegan barbecue recipes for Memorial Day?

1. Lightlife Smoked Sausage Kabobs with Beer-Mustard Sauce. A barbecue without kabobs and beer is like sunshine without the sun, I would say. This vegan recipe really epitomizes what good barbecue is all about. Substitute the butter in this recipe for vegan butter and you are good to go.
2. Lightlife Smart Wings with Blue Cheese Dip. Some of the greatest foods at barbecues are those traditional specialties that you would never think would ever be vegan. One of them being wings. Although I have to add, instead of using mayo to make the dip, substitute it with non-dairy ingredients.
3. Daiya Creamy Macaroni and Cheese. Is there anyone on earth that hates macaroni and cheese? What if I told you that you can enjoy this classic without any dairy or eggs. And it is still tastes delicious? Macaroni and cheese is one of my favorite foods and this, my friends, is one of my favorite barbecue recipes.

4. Gardein Chipotle Chick'n Kebabs. Some of the greatest food I have ever enjoyed at a barbecue or outdoor event has been seasoned with chipotle. What I love about this amazing Gardein addition is that it can work as both an entrée and an appetizer.
5. Tofurky Andouille Po Boy. Some of the greatest barbecue food I have ever enjoyed is influenced by New Orleans and this Cajun classic proves why it is one of the greatest vegan barbecue recipes to enjoy this Memorial Day.