Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Soy-Tan Dream Cutlets with Mushroom Sauce, Cajun Cauliflower, and Pecan and Garlic Grains with Spinach

Whew! What a title! And I know it's a lousy pic, but just hush up and listen to what I made, which was all FANTASTIC.

While the Cajun Cauliflower I've mentioned before was roasting in the oven, I put on some Near East Roasted Garlic and Pecan grains from their Whole Grains Blends line. I like keeping things like this on hand for those times when I need to get something together quickly, don't want to think about it too much, and don't want to spend too much time doing it. It doesn't hurt that the stuff is delicious. This one is a nice mix of brown rice and pearled wheat, and the garlic and pecans give it just enough flavor and slight crunch. I added some frozen spinach at the end to get something green on the plate.

The Soy-Tan Dream Cutlets are nothing short of dreamy. Both Ms. Veganorama and I have made these previously for the 1,000 Vegan Recipes blog project. You can do anything with these cutlets! They literally take minutes to put together and are perfect in hot or cold sandwiches, as an entree such as I did here, or, ahem, straight out of the fridge when you need a little something at 3am. Or so I've heard. I of course would never rummage in the fridge in the middle of the night. I had some leftover Mushroom Sauce (also mentioned in several posts on the group blog), so I reheated that and served it atop the cutlets. Everything is shown separately here, as that's how I plated the g-ma's because I wasn't sure she would like the cutlet over the rice with the gravy on top, but that's how I did the other two plates and it was phenomenal. I realize it sounds crazy, and this doesn't look anything like a spectacular meal, but sometimes you gotta trust me.


  1. I made the cajun cauliflower the other night. I ate the entire head myself. It was delicious, but next time I'll cook it just a little longer so it gets more brown. Thank you so much for the recipe!

  2. Cauliflower is the head of the gods! And brown bits are its nectar! Also, those soy-tan cutlets are one of the best things I've ever had. EVER.

    And goddamn I need a decent camera.