Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sweet 'n' Spicy

I developed not one, but TWO, new recipes for the cookbook tonight! I'm really trying to get this thing done by the end of the year — at least the recipe development part. For the main course this evening, I created Tangy Tempeh Chops Over Brown Rice:

It's a pork-ish marinated tempeh simmered in a sweet and tangy tomato-based sauce with green peppers. I got the idea from one of those old spiral-bound fundraiser-type cookbooks that my mom loaned me (I believe it was compiled by a church group in Arkansas). It's very, very un-vegan, but I love taking all the old country-style dishes in that book and putting a healthy vegan spin on them.

On the side, I finally tried my hand at hominy with this Spicy Jalepeno Hominy:

My dear friend Wes, who some of you may remember as my former awesome neighbor (he's still awesome, just not my neighbor now), makes the best hominy. So I took his recipe and added jalepenos, cause that's how I roll (for some reason, you can't see any jalepenos in this picture but they're in there). This side dish is super-simple and so comforting. There are few things in life better than plate of hot hominy.

24 comments:

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Lookin' good! I've never tried hominy-but I'll give it a go some day!

Gina said...

Sounds so good Bianca!! I've never had hominy before, but it looks yummy :)

VeggieGirl said...

NIIIICE!!

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

Wow, your creative juices were really flowing with two new recipes! Love the way that tempeh looks!

Katy said...

I've never had hominy before, but I would buy some just to try your recipe!

Sal said...

They both look delicious. I dunno what hominy is but it looks pretty good!!

Jen aka Jewbacca said...

that sounds great! i've always been a little scared of hominy b/c isn't it soaked in lye?

Celine said...

I've never had hominy before and keep on hearing about it. it's a sign that I must try it asap. looks ace, Bianca!

Macie said...

Count me in on the group that's never tried hominy. I'll have to give it a shot.

And that tempeh? Jeeze. I. Want. Now!

Lauren said...

i'm BEYOND excited for your cookbook..
those sound SOO delicious. :)

T said...

Wow, those both look fabulous! I love that idea of going through old-school cookbooks. We have quite a few of those too- junior league of alabama 1973, ect. Every single recipe has mayo, ham, and pimentos... gross.

Melody Polakow said...

That tempeh looks and sounds sooo delicous!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to try your jalapeno hominy! I loved it when I was younger, I'm sure I'll love it now! I think it'd be great to share these new sweet and spicy twists on RawPeople. http://www.rawpeople.com/?utm_source=A&utm_medium=B&utm_campaign=C

jessy said...

i've never had hominy - i'm superexcitedfaced to try it out, Bianca! it looks fantastical! i love yummies with a spicy kick! mmmmm! your tangy tempeh chops 'n brown rice = the best ever! the sauce looks rock'n and it sounds perfect! huzzah! :D

VeganCowGirl said...

Bianca - your comment on by blog made me double over. Love it.

Your double dish wonderland looks pretty fab-o, love the hominy, though now I have to go and google it....Great looking meal.

Zucchini Breath said...

That hominy looks very interesting!

Happy St Pat's!

Cyn said...

I love hominy, but I never know what to do with it! I'm super excited for this recipe. That tempeh looks super too.

A_and_N said...

I've never tried hominy! Must-try!

Vegan_Noodle said...

You mean we have to wait till next year for your cookbook? Doh! That's okay, just gives me something to look forward to :-)

Laura said...

hominy AND tempeh?! two of my favorites!! i can't wait to test these! :)

shellyfish said...

These both look so good, Bianca! Way to crank out the crunk! (Sorry, I'm so lame).

aTxVegn said...

I have a recipe for a hominy and jalapeno salad. I haven't made it in a long long time, but it's so simple and so good. Yours looks really nice!

Sheridanna said...

Mmmmmm...hommmmmmmminy! I want some of it!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Oooh hominy! yum.