I'm always veganizing recipes that I love...so...I'm working my way
through all of the amazing recipes in Julia Child's
Mastering the Art of French Cooking...
...making a Vegan Version of each one...... sometimes successfully - sometimes not...Recipe Count 543/524 (from Julie's count)...but really 629

Monday, February 22, 2010


[Breast of Chicken with Cream] Once again a few extra steps are needed to make the 'meat'... ...another one of Tracy's recipes for the Compassionate Breast - once again you blend up your wet ingredients... ...Mix up your dry ingredients... ...then mix the two together... ...knead... ...let rest... ...cut into 6... ...shape into 'breasties' on oiled foil... ...wrap up in foil and bake at 250 for 2 hours... ...when they come out - they will be plump and golden and moist... ...brush with lemon juice... ...and roll in melted butter in a casserole... ...cover with buttered wax paper and pop it back in the oven while you make your sauce... ...which is just cream (I used a cup of soymilk with 2 Tablespoons of soymilk powder added) - a 1/4 cup of white wine and a little bit of lemon juice - some salt and white pepper... ...so pretty and so good! Julia suggests serving with a Traminer - We had this Gewürztraminer - delicious! asparagus in butter and risotto cooked in vegan chickn broth - so that's what we had... ..it was a delicious late Sunday lunch... ...the risotto was creamy and the asparagus was so good - both perfect accompaniments to the Chick'n... ...which was tender/moist/crispy perfection - with the slightly sweet/tangy white sauce! SUPRÊMES DE VOLAILLE À BLANC - recipe link! Substitutions: Tracy's the Compassionate Breast for the chicken Earth Balance for butter Soymilk (homemade) with 2 Tablespoons of Soymilk powder (Better than Milk) for the cream


  1. I can't wait to get my Julia Childs cookbook! This looks so delish!

    I must get on and buy the gluten flour - it will have to be mail order. Still, probably cheaper than if I had an 180 mile round trip!

  2. I have placed my order. There was nothing else I wanted, so I orderd 2 kilos because it was the same postage (which was more than the cost of the flour - twas ever thus!)

    Now, I wait. When it arrives I shall buy the rest of the ingredients.

  3. Huh, this looks wonderful and tasty and I am not vegan, but certainly open to trying it:-) That Traminer is great too! And we have the same dishes...LOL!

  4. YUM!!! Oh and I too partake in the Fetzer wines, the only vegan ones I can find around here. Which means I usually have beer instead, much easier for me to find vegan...but I guess for a meal like this beer would kinda be a lot less classy.

  5. Do you still have Tracy's chick'n recipe?