Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Goodies! ... and a Stir-fry

Over a month ago, Mihl of Seitan Is My Motor announced on her blog that I'd won a care package of German vegan booty! And since it had to travel halfway around the world to get to Memphis, I had to be patient. But my long waiting spell was over yesterday when a box of awesomeness arrived at my office. Check it:

Left to right: Marzipan eggs, Grunkern (smoked spelt), Spelt hazelnut biscuits, vegan gummy bears, sourdough extract, sesame brittle, Ricola sea buckthorn candy, semi-sweet chocolate with nut truffle, a multi-fruit bar, and a fruit & nut bar.

Since I prefer to savor things slowly (and since today is raw food make-up day ... more on that in tomorrow's post), I've only opened one thing — the chocolate bar, of course. And wow, is it divine! Thanks so much Mihl! I'm sure I'll be breaking open a few more items when my raw day is over tomorrow!

In other goodie package news, my mom and dad bought me a Mother's Day gift (because I'm the mama of 7 fur babies!). I didn't get a picture, but it included a cute peace sign shirt, a biscuit cutter set, three kinds of Teese, Eco-planet cheddar cheeze crackers, Haribo vegan cola gummies, Stonewall's Jerquee, and SoyGo creamer packets! Thanks mom and dad!

Last night, I threw together this awesome Mock Duck Stir-fry for dinner:

Someone left a can of vegetarian mock duck (made from wheat gluten) at my house after the sushi party. So sauteed some with broccoli, baby bella mushrooms, and garlic. And then, in a stroke of delicious inspiration, I thawed the leftover broth that I'd saved the last time I made the Vietnamese Sandwich from Veganomicon, thickened it with a little cornstarch, and used it as a spicy glaze. Served over udon noodles and garnished with sriracha — perfecto!

20 comments:

Sophia.Pflieger said...

All the german Vegan stuff seems awesome! Especially the vegan gummie bears! Its so neat to see vegan stuff from other parts of the world, its always so fascinating to me.

Chelsea said...

Oh that looks so tasty with the Sriracha and what amazing German loot! I love the idea of celebrating the mommies of fur babies, too!

Avery Yale Kamila said...

What a super care package! And that mock duck looks absolutely delicious!

Macie said...

Oooh, all the goodies look awesome! Be sure to let us know how everything is! :)

miss v said...

hahaha... "german booty." i want some.

Breedale said...

I love discovering foreign goodies. What fun! Will you please ask you parent if they would be willing to sponsor a vegan child in the states. They don't have to adopt me, just sponsor me by sending care packages every now and then. They are the coolest! (In my best Napoleon Dynamite voice) LUCKY!

Happy Belated mom's day. Fur babies are the best kind!

pixiepine said...

You have awesome parents! Will you let us know how the creamer packets are? I've been debating buying some.

Kiersten said...

Wow, looks like you got a whole lot of "booty." Have fun trying it all out.

The only presents I got from my fur babies on Mother's Day was turds!

shelby said...

What fun, that's a awesome package!

Oh man, that dish looks so delicious! Make me some ;)

Latayy said...

you are so lucky. I never get anything. I would have to do a giveaway on my site to get into people's good books. Just kidding. I love mock duck so much but I cannot find any cans in the supermarket here.

A said...

Mock duck?? Never tried it but I'm going to look for it now!
-A

shellyfish said...

You're so lucky to have scored the goodness from Mihl! I didn't know you could get vegan Haribos in the U.S. ours here are not vegan - snif, snif!
Mihl sent me some vegan gummies for my b-day and I savored each and every one!

Cyn said...

So many goodies! That's awesome. And I bet that stir-fry was amazing. I love the broth from the vcon Vietnamese Sandwich so much, it's so delicious.

A_and_N said...

I'm planning to get the Veganomican book! And your recipe just tells me I should!!

jessy said...

your mock duck stir-fry = perfecto, indeed! it looks so damn good, and i see all that gloriously spicy sriracha! mmmmmmmmm! your parents are just too sweet getting you some mother's day goodies! i love how supportive and considerate they are - that's the best! huzzah for getting the box o' awesome from Mihl! i must admit i'm especially jealous of those vegan gummies! mmmmmmmmm!

Mihl said...

I'm glad the package finally arrived!

Sheridanna said...

WOW! All of that booty looks great! Hehheee...love the looks of that mock duck dish too. I didn't even know they made mock duck?? Have you ever eaten real duck? Like when you were a little kid?

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Oooh, awesome haul! Nirwana Noir is SO good!

Anonymous said...

Hey, just to let you know, all the Alnatura bars that were given to you contain refined cane sugars, white flour, Ricola drops contain aspartame and so on.
Not really the best choice for german vegan and organic products, we have the best vegan margarines made from cocounut and palm oil, vegan kebab meats, Amaranth energy bars. But I still crave the products on american vegan blogs and the products listed on the skinny bitch site, I'm in love with Larabars even thought I've never tasted them!
Bye gorgeous

Joi said...

Now I know what to do with that can of mock duck that I have. Thanks ;)