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November 13th, 2006


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she_is_kaygee
05:53 pm - Tofu Roast
Hey there everyone... I'm new to the community and I've been enjoying everyone's pictures! I finally nerved up enough to share some of my photos.

I made my first tofu roast for a Friends and Family Thanksgiving dinner this weekend...

I used Sarah Kramer's recipe from La Dolce Vegan. Even though I was scared to try something that seemed so intensive, it wasn't that hard and it turned out great! Even the omnivores at the dinner enjoyed it.

The roast before basting and baking Here's it is before basting and baking.

After first basting.

Halfway through the baking process.

The first slice. At this point it was still very moist and hot.

And here's how I served it. I need to work on presentation! Next time, I'll surround the roast with some roasted vegetables.

My other contributions to the meal were green beans and a pumpkin pie.

It was the Impossible Vegan Pumpkin Pie from Fat Free Vegan. So.Good. I overcooked this one a bit, but it was still great.


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From:xwitchymagicx
Date:November 13th, 2006 11:21 pm (UTC)
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Yum...what is the stuff in the tofu roast?
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From:she_is_kaygee
Date:November 14th, 2006 03:20 pm (UTC)
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It was stuffed with cubed wheat bread, carrots, celery, onions, walnuts, raisins, and herbs. I really enjoyed the stuffing. When I make this again, I may double the stuffing and just bake some in a pan to go along with everything else.
From:lilianastclaire
Date:November 13th, 2006 11:22 pm (UTC)
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Wow your roast looks amazing! Wish you'd cook for me!!!

Welcome, by the way :o).
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From:she_is_kaygee
Date:November 14th, 2006 03:20 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!
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From:ramseysux
Date:November 13th, 2006 11:22 pm (UTC)
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yessss i cant wait to try this! i have la dolce vegan and i've been waiting for a big holiday meal to come around for me to make it. im going to plan a thanksgiving/christmas combined meal that falls in between the two holidays, since im a college student and most kids are gone during the acual holidays.
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From:she_is_kaygee
Date:November 14th, 2006 03:22 pm (UTC)
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thanksgiving/christmas combined meal that falls in between the two holidays

That was kinda how this meal evolved, too. It's a great occasion for all of my friends to get together and eat eat eat... oh, and celebrate the holidays, too. :)
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From:tattoozoo
Date:November 13th, 2006 11:41 pm (UTC)
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YAY!
I love the play by play!! :)
xoxo
SARAH
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From:dorisp
Date:November 14th, 2006 04:05 am (UTC)
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Are you really Sarah Kramer? If you are, you should be given the Nobel Prize in Food.
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From:tattoozoo
Date:November 14th, 2006 04:51 am (UTC)
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Of course I am.
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From:she_is_kaygee
Date:November 14th, 2006 03:23 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, Sarah! Everything I've made from your cookbooks has totally rocked!
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From:melancholyeyes
Date:November 15th, 2006 03:04 am (UTC)
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i agree with this! everything i've made has been really good. i am a huge fan (read: addict) of the brainless banana pancakes.

xoxox
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From:melancholyeyes
Date:November 14th, 2006 01:15 am (UTC)
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i realllllllllllllly want to try the tofu roast this thanksgiving!!

is it very "tofu"y or is it more like fake meat??? i'm so nervous!

i usually get a tofurkey and it is my boyfriend's first thanksgiving as a vegan and i don't want to scare him away haha.

xoxox
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From:she_is_kaygee
Date:November 14th, 2006 03:28 pm (UTC)
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is it very "tofu"y or is it more like fake meat??? i'm so nervous!

I was really nervous, too! But it all turned out well. :)

I thought the roast was more "tofu"y than fake meat-like. I've never had a commercially prepared tofurkey, though, so I can't compare. I don't think the tofu roast will scare away your boyfriend. My omni boyfriend really liked it. :)
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From:melancholyeyes
Date:November 15th, 2006 03:07 am (UTC)
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thank you for your description of the roast. ha my mom surprised me with a tofurkey today...so it looks like that is what i will be having. haha.

my boyfriend likes tofu so he probably would like it. i'll have to find another excuse to make it!!

xoxox
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From:aquatic_descent
Date:November 14th, 2006 02:02 am (UTC)
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I'm glad that recipe isn't too hard and turned out great, because I was planning on using it for a dinner I'm having in a couple weeks! Thanks for posting this
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From:she_is_kaygee
Date:November 14th, 2006 03:32 pm (UTC)
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No problem! Hope your dinner goes well. :)
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From:dayslikeknivesx
Date:November 14th, 2006 02:28 pm (UTC)
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This sounds like a stupid question, but what's the pie like? I read the fatfree article on it, and I've never had an "impossible" pie, but I'm interested in a healthier version of my favorite Thanksgiving treat. I guess I am looking for descriptive comments on texture, taste, comparison to a traditional p. pie, etc.
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From:she_is_kaygee
Date:November 14th, 2006 03:41 pm (UTC)
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The pie is really very good. It has a custard-like consistency, which is a little different from regular pumpkin pie. It should be served after it has been refrigerated for a while. It's better cold than it would be warm. It's also crustless, but the filling forms it's own crust (basically it becomes thicker and firmer around the pie plate) during baking. I think this version may also be slightly spicier than a normal pumpkin pie... The people at the dinner really enjoyed it.

Hope this helps!
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From:v_gan
Date:November 14th, 2006 04:41 pm (UTC)
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Wow! Was it really not hard? I'd like to try it, but I'm scared too. : ) It looks absolutely amazing!
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From:she_is_kaygee
Date:November 14th, 2006 05:14 pm (UTC)
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Was it really not hard?

Nope. Just time intensive. It would have been a lot easier and faster if I had been able to use a food processor. As it was, I had to blend the tofu up in small batches in my blender.

It looks absolutely amazing!

Thank you! :)
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From:she_is_kaygee
Date:November 14th, 2006 05:15 pm (UTC)
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Just noticed that my nope should have been a yep. :) It really was not difficult. :)
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From:restlesspoetry
Date:November 14th, 2006 05:24 pm (UTC)
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Holy crap. That tofu roast looks absolutely amazing!
From:sabine_strohem
Date:November 14th, 2006 08:27 pm (UTC)
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that tofu roast looks fantastic! I'm really going to have to try that sometime.
From:ohuniverse_
Date:November 15th, 2006 09:13 am (UTC)
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Looks so good!
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From:aesalinger
Date:December 19th, 2006 08:00 am (UTC)
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Hi there. I know this is a huge ask, but is there any way you could possibly give me the recipe for the tofu roast? I'm desperate to make it to take to my partner's family's christmas lunch. If I don't take something, he, my daughter and I will end up eating a plate of vegetables, nothing more!
I can't make it to the bookstore before christmas, but I will certainly be buying a copy of La Dolce Vegan as soon as I can.
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From:she_is_kaygee
Date:December 19th, 2006 01:45 pm (UTC)
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Hey there...

I don't have easy access to my copy of La Dolce Vegan right now (and likely won't have time to sit down and type it out when I can get my hands on it again - yay! busy holidays!) However, I did a little search and found this recipe:

http://www.recipezaar.com/146092

This is fairly similar to Sarah's recipe. There was nothing like agar, arrowroot, or bullion in her's, though. Also, she called for cubes of bread rather than bread crumbs.

Checking in the vegancooking archives, I also found this recipe:

http://community.livejournal.com/vegancooking/6662.html

There's also this recipe for a seitan roast, which looks pretty good:

http://community.livejournal.com/vegancooking/789326.html

I hope you can find a recipe that will work out for you! Sorry that I can't help more. Honestly, the roasts are all so time intensive that it might be easier to throw together some sort of nut/bean loaf and take that to have for dinner. Whatever you do, I hope you have a lovely holiday! :)
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From:aesalinger
Date:December 19th, 2006 09:52 pm (UTC)
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Wow, those links are great! Thnakyou so much for all your help!
Come to think of it, I have a recipe for a super easy and delicious nut/bean loaf around here somewhere if I run out of time.
I hope you have a lovely holiday too :D

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