First of all, thanks for all of your awesome comments on my last post on my vegan philosophy! This is why I love blogging. Interacting with like-minded vegans from across the world is just amazing. It's nice to know that so many folks share similar vegan values.
Now onto the food. I got a crap-ton of vegan cookbooks for Christmas, and I'm slowly working my way through each one. My original plan was to read each book front to back and make stuff from whatever book I was on. But it's June, and I've only finished reading two of about 10 cookbooks (that would be Color Me Vegan and Appetite for Reduction). So now I'm just cooking out of all of them before the new wears off.
So I pulled down my unopened copy of Viva Vegan by Terry Hope Romero from the shelf and flipped through for a yummy idea. The Arroz con Seitan jumped out at me:
I already had some homemade seitan in the freezer, so that part was easy enough. This rice dish is made with sliced seitan, green olives, capers, tomato sauce, and spices. And the best part? Mexican beer! I'm such a huge fan of cooking with alcohol. Beer adds such a depth of flavor. I used Corona and it really stepped the dish up a few notches. I also subbed brown rice for the white in the recipe and increased the liquid and cooking time.
Served with steamed local broccoli and a salad, this was a pretty healthful, satisfying meal. I think next time, I'll try Terry's Cubano Sandwich.
If you have the book, what's your favorite recipe from Viva Vegan? I could use some recommendations.