A Southern Dinner

Friday night I made Kevin really happy by cooking something that was fried. I had starred this recipe for Country Fried Seitan Steak in Google Reader and planned to cook it some time this week. I already had the seitan, so just need to bread it, fry it and make the gravy. Oh, and make the collards and cook sweet potatoes to mash. It was a whole stove kind of meal.

I wouldn’t change anything about the seitan steaks. The breading was lovely. Seasoned nicely. The gravy seemed a bit bland to me so I added two tablespoons of nutritional yeast. Perfect! The sweet potatoes I steamed in the pressure cooker. It all came together really well but isn’t the kind of meal I would make on a standard week night. Too much work and too many dirty dishes. To add to the chaos, I was also baking off a whole wheat sandwich bread that turned out to be just cool enough to slice and eat with dinner.

Coming to Atlanta….Vegan Doughnuts!

Okay, so this is definitely a work in progress. But I thought I’d share a few shots of vegan doughnuts in development.

For some reason, yeast hates Kevin’s place. It doesn’t seem like it’s much cooler than my place, but dough won’t rise for shit there. Luckily, we happen to have a proofer now.


Kevin and the Magic Box
Kevin and the Magic Box

 And here is a batch of doughnuts in the magic box.


Doughnuts gettin puffy
Doughnuts gettin' puffy

And here are a few all fried up. They’re not perfect yet. We’ll get there.


All fried up
All fried up