New cookbook excitement

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Ever since I heard that the same amazing people who wrote The 30-Minute Vegan were putting together a book of Eastern recipes, I’ve been stupidly excited.  Stupidly.  I’ve grown to love Eastern food–Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Indian, all of it!  So imagine just how much more excited I was when a copy of The 30-Minute Vegan: Taste of the East landed on my doorstep last week.

Of course, I had to try a recipe as soon as possible.

seitan broccoli pan

Seitan and broccoli–what could be simpler?  It’s a very easy recipe that includes seitan and broccoli (of course), along with onions, garlic, red pepper, and a simple five-spice sauce thickened with arrowroot powder.  We are talking the epitome of easy, tasty homemade Chinese food.

seitan broccoli plate

This was yet another dish my family sucked down.  My mom and I had it over Jasmine rice, and my brother had brown rice since he’s not a big fan of the white types.  Yum all around!  It helps that the seitan was pretty fresh; I just made a batch of the Veganomicon recipe the other day.

Today, more faux sausages so I can have some for 4th of July.  My mom and I already stocked up on corn on the cob this week.  I smell a veganized “All-American” dinner on Sunday!

Question for the comments:
What are you doing for your vegan July 4th celebration?


About the Author:

Sam has been eating a plant-based diet since summer of 2009 and has spent the subsequent years experimenting with all manner of plant-based 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 former member of Toastmasters International and was awarded a Competent Communicator designation for public speaking. 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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  1. Noelle  July 2, 2010

    YUM!!!!! I love stir fries.

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