Alicia's latest book, Quick & East Low-Cal Vegan Comfort Food, is perfect for me! Every recipe has fewer than 350 calories! I had to grab a copy at VegFest and have it signed by Ms. Alicia herself.
Flipping through the book, I found so many dishes that I couldn't wait to try. But for some reason, I was drawn to these Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce:
The seitan steaks are homemade using Alicia's Savory Seitan recipe. It's made using the boiling method, which is my personal fave. And the broth is super savory and very flavorful.
Now let's talk about that tzatziki sauce. I've only made tzatziki a few times and always on the fly without a recipe. So what I've had hasn't been that great, but Alicia's recipe will now be my go-to tzatziki sauce. It's made with grated cucumbers and plain vegan yogurt, as would be expected, but it also has fun additions such as flax oil and oregano. So delicious! And the whole sandwich — seitan, sauce, and all — was only 288 calories.
Now that I've tried Alicia's seitan, I can't wait to make her Seitan Cheesesteak (pictured on the book's cover), her BBQ Popcorn (what? what?!), Meatball Soup, Chili Cheese Fries (low-cal!!), and her Ballpark Hot Dogs (made from scratch). I'm ever-so-curious about the Wet Burritos because that sounds kinda gross, but the ingredients look delicious (TVP, onion, peppers, refried beans, and enchilada sauce).
As for desserts, well, lemme just tell you that she has a recipe for low-cal Glazed Donuts and Butter Pecan Ice Cream, so ....