Posts Tagged ‘soy curls’

VPS – BBQ Soy Curls, Tempeh Bacon, Roasted Garlic, Sundried Tomatoes

January 11, 2010

VPS - BBQ Soy Curls, Tempeh Bacon, Roasted Garlic, Sundried Tomatoes

So, this blog has pretty much become a vegan pizza blog and I apologize for that. The holidays are always crazy, add that to the fact that I started a new job (and ended a long-running one) and I’m sure you’ll forgive me. I hope to resume real cooking again in the next few weeks.

Anyway, my wife has been feeling under the weather so we’ve had a lot of soups and mushy foods lately. She is feeling much better today so we decided to resume our weekly tradition. That also meant that I didn’t want to experiment too much. But, then I realized I was out of tomato sauce!

No fear, some roasted garlic (and oil) came to the rescue. On top of that some well-placed sundried tomatoes and BBQ-soaked soy curls. I then poured the soaking liquid on top of it all – a little thinner than I wanted but it ended up working just fine. Top that all with Daiya and some chopped tempeh bacon and you have yet another delicious vegan pizza.

VPS – Red Onion, BBQ Soy Curls, Basil

November 30, 2009

VPS - Red Onion, BBQ Soy Curls, Basil

Another Sunday, another vegan pizza. We went a little more “safe” this time around and only used what we had on hand. I wanted to incorporate some Thanksgiving leftovers, but my wife didn’t seem enthused (I’ve used mashed potatoes for a pizza topping before, to great results).

I had a quarter of red onion in the fridge, an open pack of soy curls and some basil that never made it to my in-laws while we were visiting, so it became pretty clear what we were making.

For the soy curls, you’re supposed to soak them in hot water for ten minutes before using in your recipe. I soaked them in half hot water, half BBQ sauce, drained them and tossed them with more BBQ sauce. A quick julienne of the onion and some whole basil leaves and we were in business.

We have been looking for a good organic, no-HFCS BBQ sauce for what seems like ever. Well, we found one and even though it’s not organic, it is without HFCS and tastes like the BBQ sauce you remember – because it is.

Bull’s Eye BBQ sauce is now (or at least new to me) made without HFCS and made with real, honest to goodness sugar. A novel idea to Kraft Foods, I assure you. Now, if only they made an organic one…