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So yesterday I made my own vegan sausages!

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My Hubby was so impressed when he got home and saw these waiting for him;) It definitely wasn’t bad for a first attempt. I personally think the seasoning needs some more tweaking (and I already changed the seasoning completely from the recipe.) but I am sure with a little more practice I will get them just right shape-wise and taste-wise.  

Here is the recipe that I used:

 

Make your own vegan hot dogs!
Ingredients
  • 5 Tbsp (30g) almond meal
  • 9 oz (250g) firm tofu
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika OR several generous dashes liquid smoke
  • 1½ tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1⅛ cup vital wheat gluten
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
Instructions
  1. Crumble tofu into the bowl of a food processor.
  2. In a liquid measuring cup, measure the 2 Tbsp soy sauce and add enough water to get to the 100mL line. Add to food processor.
  3. Add almond meal, oil, onion, garlic, paprika/liquid smoke, sugar, salt, pepper, coriander, mustard, nutmeg, cardamom, and cumin to the processor and pulse until smooth, about two minutes. Pour into a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add vital wheat gluten and cornstarch to the mixture and stir to combine. Knead gently – the mixture will be soft but you’ll see strands of gluten forming.
  5. Divide the dough into eight equal pieces. Roll each into a rough hot dog shape (doesn’t have to be perfect). Wrap each dog in parchment paper and then aluminum foil. Twist ends of the foil shut.
  6. In a large pot with a steamer insert or basket, bring enough water to just under the steamer to a boil. Arrange your hot dogs in the steamer – close together is fine, and it’s okay if they’re touching.
  7. Cover and steam for 45 minutes. Turn off heat and let cool in the pot, uncovered.
  8. To cook, unwrap hot dogs and simmer in water for five minutes, or fry in a frying pan, or throw ‘em on the grill until hot and pretty with grill marks!
  9. Serve on buns with ketchup, mustard, relish, diced onions, or your favorite hot dog topping.

 

I also tried making my own chocolate flavoured peanut butter.  My little food processor didn’t get it as smooth as I would like but I will work on that.

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Today I am making 7 bean soup…will let you know how that goes!

Aren’t they pretty?

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4 responses »

  1. Those look delicious! I do the same tweaking with my lentil burgers and I’ve found that the spice that makes it taste like chicken the best, is cloves. I put it in a tea ball when I boil the lentils and through the tea ball in the pot along with it. I usually hate cloves, but this really did wonders.

  2. Wow! I am impressed with the dishes! Very impressive! The sausages look really good! The chocolate peanut butter colour is amazing and the beans look beautiful!

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