Monday, January 12, 2009

Dirty South Supper

This meal was mostly inspired by Jessy over at happyveganface, who always makes the yummiest-looking from-scratch everything! It all started with her post a few months back about Katie's Tempeh Hot Wings from Don't Eat Off the Sidewalk. I'm a huge vegan hot wing fan, and I had to give these a try:

Hot damn! These are so amazing. I have my own Seitan Hot Wangs recipe that'll be going in my cookbook, but I like these tempeh wings even better. They're coated in a flour batter and then dipped in panko bread crumbs, which give these babies that extra edge. The hot sauce is spicy sweet combo accented by agave nectar. Totally finger-lickin' good.

On the side, I tried Jessy's standard to-go veggie — Steamed Broccoli with Pine Nuts:

Love the pine nuts! I'd never tried them on a steamed veggie, but Jessy does it all the time, and I keep making a mental note to give it a whirl. They add an extra crunch and a subtle flavor boost (and probably some extra nutrients).

On the other side, I created this Dirty (South) Rice for my cookbook:

I love dirty rice, but I'm a sucker for traditional Spanish rice. So I combined the two flavors into one. Call it Dirty South fusion cuisine or something. I dunno. But I'm definitely happy with this recipe, so it's a keeper.

24 comments:

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

I'm glad your rice recipe worked out! I've gotta try those wings. I might be the only vegan who hasn't!

Gina said...

Oh man, those hot wings look awesome...thanks for that link!!

jessy said...

aren't those wingz the best?! i was never a real fan of tempeh until i had those wingz! man, now i totally want them again! yours look perfect! hooooooray for broccoli & pine nuts - we just can't get enough of that combination - makes broccoli just a little more exciting! ;) i could eat pine nuts by the handful, i just wish they weren't so darn expensive! argh!

your dirty rice looks awesome, Bianca! we looooove a good dirty rice - i hope we get to test that one out, too!

thanks for the shout-out, Bianca! you totally made my Tuesday! :) oh yeah, and dan & i made the corn casserole last night - it was "omg, delicious!". we're loving all of your super tasty recipes! thank you!

Stacey said...

I really gotta try those wings! I have the recipe bookmarked. Can't wait for your cookbook! It's just what us Texas vegans need! :)

pixiepine said...

That looks yummy. I've got to try those wings too.

Sal said...

I still haven't made those wingz either, I've seen Jessy post them before too and they look so good.

The rice looks really good too.

omnidudemeandthebean said...

I absolutely love Buffalo Wingz. They are my favorite! I'm going to have to try the recipe.

twoveganboys said...

I love the tempeh hot wings. Josh has requested those for our Super Bowl Sunday meal. I can't wait to make them.

Alice (in Veganland) said...

I'm a firm believer that pine nuts make everything better :-)

T said...

YUM what a flawless looking dinner. I need to get on the hot wing train too... I don't have nearly enough hot sauce in my life right now.

And I am getting so stoked for your cookbook!

urban vegan said...

It all looks lovely, I am mystified by Southern cooking (being a Yankee gal, myself!) so I can't wait for your cookbook.

Who's publishing it?

Green Eyes, Green Heart said...

Sweet girl that food looks AWESOME!!

shelby said...

Oh. my. gosh.

Delicious.

Cyn said...

Oh man, I need those wings. I have the recipe for it, and I've wanted to make them forever, but for some reason I'm afraid it will be too complicated or something.

That dirty rice looks delicious, I totally love Spanish rice too.

shellyfish said...

Oh those wings!!!
I really want to make me some - Jessy is the queen of deliciousness! And I put toasted pine nuts on everything! Delicious!

VeggieGirl said...

LOVE the meal!!

**Just as a heads up: I will not be able to comment on blogs as often now, during this semester, due to work overload (I'm stressed already) - PLEASE know that I'm still loyally reading, but just won't have time to comment. I hope you understand!!

The Vegan Snorkeler said...

I love dirty rice. I look forward to seeing your recipe in print!

Jenn said...

I love wings that aren't made from actual wings. Those look fantastic. Now I've gotta go put some hot sauce on something...

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

I keep meaning to make those wingz! Everything looks scrumptious!

Vegan On Stage said...

i really cant wait till your cook book comes out. I am really interested to see all of that southern food that i scoweled at when i was down south become vegan and beautiful and tasty and and adn adn!!!

haha food looks awesome as usual

Theresa said...

Yum, those wings look great!

Adriana said...

I've been craving something hot wingish... How's about a seitan version? Mmm...

Adriana said...

"I have my own Seitan Hot Wangs recipe that'll be going in my cookbook."

*Dang, I just read this... I need to test these!

River said...

Those wings look SO delicious! I wish I could steam broccoli without turning it into a disgusting mush.