"Takeout" at home!

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Having (thankfully!) recovered from my bout with the stomach bug, I’ve been back to cooking!  Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a sucker for both Chinese takeout and rice.  However, given the ambiguity of a lot of takeout, I prefer to make my own food.

So what to do when one is craving the ultimate tasty takeout treat, fried rice?  Whenever I ask myself a question like that, I inevitably hit the cookbooks.  And once again, Robin Robertson delivered. (Can you tell yet that I’m a huge fan of her recipes?)

Here’s her very tasty vegetable fried rice.  The original recipe only called for veggies, including zucchini, which I never would have thought to put in fried rice!  In order to make it a one-dish meal, I tossed in some seitan.  The end result was awesome, and I’ll definitely make it again.

You’ll notice that it’s the same lovely yellow color as fried rice you’d get at a Chinese restaurant.  That’s because I also love tumeric.  The recipe called for an optional dash of it, and of course I had to put it in.

I have been cooking other things, but nothing like so photogenic.  Chances are I’ll be breaking out another cookie recipe soon, and hopefully noodling around with a dish or two of my own creation!

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Sam has been a vegan since summer of 2009 and has spent the subsequent years experimenting with all manner of vegan food. She holds a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and is a graduate of the Bauman College Nutrition Consultant Program. She is a member of Toastmasters International and currently serves as part of the Capital View Toastmasters club. When she's not blogging or cooking, Sam likes to read and study the Bible, play silly card games and knit socks.
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