Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Family Dish Veganized

My parents have a dish they always used to make.
This dish was literally my worst nightmare.
I'm sorry that I even have to type the name of it: "Hamburger, Egg, and Cheese."

I mean, seriously; could there be anything worse to me?

I decided to veganize it. This is essentially what "Hamburger, Egg, and Cheese" looked like.
(But this is my version, which turned out delicious.)

I cooked up some Upton's Naturals seitan in a skillet. I think I used the Traditional flavor for this dish. There is also Chorizo-Style and Italian Sausage-Style. Upton's is one of my favorite new products I've tried. I really like the spicier flavors on pizza.

I added silken tofu into the skillet and scrambled it up with my wooden spoon. I tossed in plenty of Daiya, which melted into its usual, scrumptious self. The next time I made it, I used the Italian-Sausage flavor (and added frozen spinach to make myself feel a little healthier while eating it).


  1. Okay, I do know it sounds disgusting, and I would never eat it now, but at the time, it was delicious. (For the record, I've been typing delicious for about 2 mintues. I refused to quit typing it with an "sh" in it). I keep meaning to buy seitan. It's my next ingredient to conquer. I try every day to be a better vegetarian.

  2. Following you now too :) Don't you love daiya?! I feel your pain with veganizing dishes that we grew up with. I grew up in Guam so the things I am used to cooking, lemon chicken, kelaguen (chicken and coconut), fried fish...it's a little harder to veganize. I just have to do ALOT of experimenting. I think I have finally gotten the hang of it :)

  3. I feel so out of the Dayia loop! I havent tried it yet. But I love veganizing. My family dish was golash! But it was easy to work with!

  4. Excellent - yum, yum! I love the name, it says it all, doesn't it? I think it's great that you are veganizing childhood faves; that's one of the things I like to do, too. I've never heard of that brand of seitan. I'll have to keep my eyes open for it.