Yup- lots of recipes today. But none of them were very labour-intensive, so it sounds a lot more impressive than it really is.
The pepperoni came from Vegan Dad, a most excellent website. This is actually his second seitan recipe that I have made, and they have both turned out to be delicious and very realastic. I was especially pleased with how the pepperoni looked- it almost cute, coming out of it's foil wrapper in a long cylandrical shape... and the texture was very meaty. The spices also resemble what pepperoni tastes like.
I was originally wanting to make sausage, but then M requested pepperoni, so that's how I ended up making this! And it went great on the potato pizzas that I made from Fat Free Vegan.
The potatoes hit just the spot today, too; I can never seem to get enough of a baked potato, even if it is a sweltering hunderd degrees outside, and I am still overheated as I type this. Summer's here for the next three months... and it's HOT. Ah well. Anyway, back to the potatoes. Loaded with vegetable goodness!
And finally, the Mapo Dofu. This one I adapted from Vegan Ronin. It looked nothing like what she had posted, but still tasted great all the same. I have never actually heard of this "mapo dofu", but the picture was just so tantilizing! And it turned out to be just the thing, too. I added some snap peas, even though you don't typically find that, because I seemed to be craving those at the moment I made the recipe... And it turned out to be quite heavy on the onions, but that's OK, because who doesn't love a whole bunch of onions?
Sauce (you will have extra, but it tastes really good)
• 1/2 large onion, chopped
• 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
• ½ 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
• 1/2 tsp. oregano
• 1 tsp. basil
• salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Bake the potato(es) in the microwave.
Pizza sauce: Sauté the onion in a non-stick saucepan until it becomes translucent. Add the garlic and sauté one minute more. Mix with remaining ingredients, and keep hot.
When the potato(es) is/are done, cut in half spread each face with sauce, and load with toppings. Put them into the oven and bake for 15-20 more minutes at 350 if you are feeling ambitious, or just eat as is.