Monday, March 29, 2010

Homemade Vegan Sausage- Where Have You Been All My Life!?

It wasn't until a few summers ago that I found the lure of the grill. Grilling wasn't something that happened growing up and I often found myself left out when I attended BBQs. It wasn't until I got married and started grilling at parties with my in-laws that I realized there was a grilling world for me! Since then I have craved veggie hot dogs from time to time. Not that they tasted super great, but the smoke and sauerkraut made them delicious. I love sauerkraut and found myself pining for a veggie dog last week. The local grocery stores in my town have stopped carrying my preferred brand of dog and the rest are inedible or very expensive. I came across Vegan Dad's blog and about died when I saw the recipes. After being on a very strict diet for a weight loss competition the last 12 weeks, I'm ready to again delve into my passion for veggie cookin'. 
Vegan Dad got this recipe from Isa Moskowitz. I did borrow her book "Vegan with a Vengeance" from the library and I have a document of the recipes I want to try, floating somewhere in my files. After trying this amazing recipe, I am devoted to Isa! She is a vegan goddess.
Now, this is not a tradition hot dog, but is a sausage. It makes it taste that much better to me!
I couldn't believe how simple this recipe was. Some mashing, crushing, stirring, folding into foil, then steaming. No baking! No crusted pans! No kneading! And the taste is amazing! I can't wait to try it out on the grill.
It is time for the homemade sausage

I am now going to savor my last few bites.

*Disclaimer: I have never before eaten a real sausage. It is my belief that most sane people will like this as much as I do! If you do not like a lot of spice, reduce the red pepper flakes.

1 comment:

Shauna said...

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