Cooking on the stovetop or in the oven when it's hot just turns me off. I don't want anything to do with any extra heat sources. But I simply couldn't bear the thought of consuming another raw tomato/pepper salad. Summer and humidity be damned I had to cook something. So I figured the faster I could cook it, the better. I used a large frying pan to quickly cook down the tomatoes and green pepper. They take the longest to cook. The smaller peppers and garlic took no time at all. Total cook time was only about 15 minutes. Still it has the feel of something that was simmering for a while. The wide open cooking area of the frying pan reduces the liquids quicker, provides more intense heat to the ingredients and simulates the slow stewing process pretty well considering how little time the ingredients actually spent on the stovetop. It results in variations of textures and nuances of flavor that raw preparations simply can't. It was a welcome change. Ingredients 1 can
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It's been very hot here. Don't much like to cook when it's very hot. But I always like to cook. Faced with this conundrum I figured I'd try something that didn't require cooking. Everything is better with a good sauce. So, how about a no cook vegan sauce? It's really simple, but quite tasty . Also tried a technique I've seen used on some cooking shows. Drizzled/spattered the sauce using a whisk. Just to try something a little different. The sauce itself is amazingly easy to make. Took just a few minutes. 1/2 cup hummus (use your favorite flavor) 3 tbls soy sauce 2 tbls sriracha 2 tbls red wine vinegar Whisk together all in a small bowl. That's it. You've got sauce.
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Corporate America fails to understand its patrons on a regular basis. Their mindset is such that if we provide some mediocre product that fits into the loose guidelines of their beliefs then they will pay us for it. That may well be a true factor for many customers. But vegans and vegetarians are a different breed. We're not going to give money to corporations that are responsible for the slaughter of countless animals simply because they've offered us a plant based alternative. Whether or not this food is convenient or delicious is irrelevant. Contributing to the profits for companies that participate in the mass torture/murder of thousands upon thousands of animals daily is not something we can stomach.