Thursday, October 8, 2009

Vegan Mofo: I Love Jessy & Dan!

I'm sure I've blogged before about how much I love Jessy over at happyveganface. She's always comin' up with delicious vegan yummies, especially her mouthwatering burger recipes (she really outta write a book ... who's with me? Right?). But now I also love her man, Dan. He's responsible for developing these delectable Tempeh Tater Cakes:

Imagine a latke or potato pancake with flecks of savory-spiced tempeh, green onion, and bell pepper and fried to crispy goodness. That's what Dan's tempeh tater cakes are all about (the recipe is here). So delicious, and the recipe makes a ton. I topped mine with a little organic ketchup because potatoes LOVE ketchup!

On the side, I developed a Smoky Stewed Okra & Tomatoes recipe for the cookbook:

Down South, stewed okra and 'maters is a big deal. But most folks season it with real bacon. Pig bacon = grossout, so mine's cruelty-free. I'm certain it'd rival Paula Deen's version anyway. Bring it on, Paula!

Testers...there are two new recipes posted to the top-secret tester site! :-)

24 comments:

Devan Geselle. N said...

yum! okra and tomatos!?
delicious.

The Voracious Vegan said...

Jessy is SO awesome, her recipes are always easy and delicious! Your side dish looks incredible.

chocolate-covered Katie said...

Dear okra (and Bianca too!),

How do I love thee...

:) :) :)

Mary said...

Ooh, tempeh and potato do belong together, like soul mates. Yummy!

Knit-Picky Veganista said...

O-My-Goddess, The Tempeh Cakes are beautiful!! Got to make me some of those - what a great combination! Heaven.

Jeni Treehugger said...

YAY! Jessy and Dan ROCK and their recipes are always so amazing.I hear ya on the cook book thang.
The okra and tomato look awesome too.

Gina said...

What the....those sound awesome!! I will have to make, yummy.

miss v said...

Jessy's blog, your blog and a couple others are the first ones i check every day... just to wake up my taste buds! :)

Tanya said...

I've really needed an okra recipe....I have so much from my csa and couldn't possibly use it all! I had an okra challenge on my blog, but not really any takers, sigh....

Krys said...

I love ketchup too. And you can't beat okra and tomatoes. So so good. Thank you for the lovely compliment on my blog. You are an amazing chef yourself. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

nora said...

potatoes DO love ketchup! and sweet potatoes love annie's smoky maple bbq sauce mixed with ketchup! haha

A said...

Do I smell a challenge? A PD/VC THROWDOWN?!?!?
Ha!
-A

Cyn said...

Jessy is the best! And both those potato tempeh patties and the okra and tomatoes look amazing. I love me some okra, I can't wait to try this.

VeganCowGirl said...

Thanks for posting the tempeh cakes! They look amazing and anything created by Jessy is sure to be fantastic! And okra is just so interesting that I love eating it for curiousity value alone...the weird gluey nature of the inside always gets me....I like the idea of making it nice and smoky.

Whitney @ Lettuce Love said...

Ooh okra and tomatoes -- yum! :)

The Veg Next Door said...

I came across your blog on Choosing Raw. It's a great one!

bamboo said...

Okra and tomatoes are the perfect couple! Those tempeh cakes look really good too!!

Diana said...

Hi Bianca - found my way here via your guest post at Choosing Raw, and am delighted to find that you're a girl after my own heart! Southern heart, that is. Though I live in Brooklyn, I have southern blood running in my veins via dad's side of the family, so I'm loving your penchant for all things beans and cornbread, hold the bacon gunk. Looking forward to enjoying your southern flavors! :)

jessy said...

you are too awesome, Bianca! you totally made me squeeeeeeeeeeeee! we're so superhappyfaced that you tried dan's tempeh tater cakes and loved them! they look perfect (you always take the yummiest photos!) and your smoky stewed okra & tomatoes looks like the most delicious side! i never thought i liked okra until we started testing for you - now it's one of my favorites. dan even likes it - i never thought i'd see the day. ah ha ha! i can't wait to test your stewed okra 'n tomatoes now. mmmmmmmmmm!

we hope you're having the most stellar weekend!

Rita said...

those look great!

aTxVegn said...

Those cakes look great! I wish I loved tempeh so I could love those cakes too. I know they've been a huge hit with lots of bloggers.

mikey said...

i'm still trying to like okara. so i'm going to ty out this recipe :)

dreaminitvegan said...

Those patties look so good.

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Tater Tempeh Cakes?! Oh damn, YES please!