Thursday, March 19, 2009

More Cookbook Recipes!

Last night, I tweaked a recipe for my Hungry Jill Casserole, a combo of barbecue beans, TVP, and fluffy whole wheat biscuits:

The recipe is another adaptation of an old omni dish called Hungry Jack Casserole. Years ago, my mom tore the recipe out of a magazine ad for Hungry Jack biscuits. It called for canned Hungry Jack brand biscuits, ground burger, beans, and cheese. She made it every once in awhile for dinner and I loved it!

My version uses my recipe for whole wheat buttermilk biscuits, chopped into little half-moons and baked on top of the beans and TVP "beef." This time, I topped it with Cheddar Teese, but I've made it without cheeze too ... it's good either way.

By the way, the Cheddar Teese is quite tasty. Not as good as the mozzerella, but still good.

On the side, I made another cookbook dish — Mess O' Greens with Turnips:

It's collards and diced turnips cooked in my special way with plenty of hot sauce and smoky bacon flavor. My Granny always puts turnips in her greens and the two veggies complement one another quite well.

As I type, it's only hours away from the Vernal Equinox — the first day of Spring!!!! Happy Springtime everybody! And Friday is also National Meatout Day! Yea for vegetarians!

23 comments:

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

It all looks delicious... as usual!

jrsimon56 said...

Hooray for spring! I'm going to celebrate with colorful food :)

Rio Mari said...

I see that you use Teese often. I have tried Teese and it tasted fine unbaked, but once I baked it on a pizza it became watery and had a very weird texture. Can you tell me what I did wrong? Is there a trick that I am missing? I just put it on a homemade pizza and baked it. Do you need to lower the temp or something?

Thanks for any advice you can offer!

Maria said...

OMG! That looks so good! Can't wait for your cookbook to get a biscuit recipe, I need some good biscuits!

shellyfish said...

That casserole sounds so good! Your book is going to rock the casbah, Bianca!

VeggieGirl said...

Your recipes are always so fun!! :-D

Mihl said...

I really would like to know how collards taste like. Are they similar to kale? Can you imagine they aren't available in Germany?

Katy said...

You always post things I've never had, and then you make me want them! Not to mention, biscuits are one of my most favoritest foods ever!

pixiepine said...

Yum yum...I am excited about your cookbook!

A_and_N said...

I just read your profile. Its really admirable for someone to be Vegan when she grew up in the region where Paula Deen grew up!!!! hats off ;)

I loved the mess o green turnips...lovely recipe :)

Kiersten said...

Hooray for spring and meatout day!

jessy said...

happy spring times & meatout day to you, Bianca!

i'm all about your hungry jill casserole. you have no idea how AWESOME that sounds (and looks!)! mmmmmmm! and i loooove me some turnips - never thought to put 'em in greens. think i'm gonna have to do that! can't wait to test these 2 deeelicious recipes out!

hope you have the most super stellar weekend! wahooooo!

Cyn said...

Those look great! I can't wait to test them. Hooray for more things with biscuits! (I'm making your biscuits and gravy later this week - I got behind because I had a crazy week and barely cooked at all.)

Melody Polakow said...

Greens and turnips.. sooo good!

I really want to try Teese!

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

I just love your veganized home cookin'. The casserole sounds awesome! Happy Spring to you too.

Carrie said...

OMG I cannot wait for this recipe and the tempeh recipe you mentioned in an earlier post! They look delicious!:)

Zoey said...

Your casserole looks delicious. I haven't really ventured into the vegan "cheese" world, but your dish makes it look tempting!

River said...

Oh yes! I am just about to make your biscuits from your recipe testing blog! :)

Thanks for sending "Stupid Chancy" some much needed karma cooties. That idiot takes karma too lightly!

Happy Springtime!!

VeganCowGirl said...

Bianca!!! Shout out to your mamma for pulling those page out! Love the look of that recipe. I would give anything for the greens - they are actually really hard to find here! Yum Yum!

nora said...

casseroles are so much fun! i love just throwing everything into one dish :)

aTxVegn said...

Hungry Jack Casserole sounds really good for some reason, but your Hungry Jill version looks a spazillion times better. And of course a mess o'greens always sounds fantastic.

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Greens, please!

dan said...

It looks yummy.
Great recipe.

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