Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year (and late Festivus dinner photos)

Seitan "Ham"      Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower
           Seitan "Ham" with Onion & Garlic Chutney                                              Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower

Balsamic Glazed Portobellos      Homemade Bread
              Balsamic Glazed Portobello Mushrooms                                                               Freshly Baked Bread

Happy New Year! 2009 sucked on so many levels for a lot of people so I am really hoping that 2010 will be better for everyone.

Now on to the food. The Mr. and I had a couple friends over for a Festivus dinner on the 26th. I really didn't manage to get enough photos and the seitan was taken the next day. It's hard to take photos when you've got guests waiting!

Here was the full menu:
  • seitan "ham" with a pineapple chipotle glaze
  • roasted cauliflower & broccoli
  • mashed potatoes (not shown)
  • mushroom gravy (not shown)
  • green bean casserole (not shown)
  • thyme scented onion and roasted garlic chutney
  • balsamic glazed portobello mushrooms
  • freshly baked bread
The seitan "ham" was modified from Bryanna's recipe and the glaze was modified from a Recipezaar recipe (warning, the original recipe is NOT vegan). Aside from those two, everything was my own recipe/concoction. The glaze was amazing with the "ham" and the onion chutney was a perfect accompaniment.

I thought everything turned out well and I hope our friends enjoyed the meal as much as I enjoyed cooking it! I think I'm done with holiday menus until Easter. Next dinner I think I'll do a cuisine that is generally not vegan friendly like Thai or Vietnamese or Korean.

In the meantime, Happy New Year!

P.S. If you're not already vegan, go vegan and stay vegan!

2 comments:

Mighty M said...

Yum - I have some leftover homemade Seitan I was looking to use and found your recipe. I will try this for dinner tonight! :)

ms. veganorama said...

Thanks!

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