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 290/524 (from Julie's count)...but really 659

Friday, March 12, 2010

VEGAN CARBONNADES À LA FLAMANDE

[Vegan Beef and Onions Braised in Beer]

I much prefer cooking in the daytime as the photos are so much better...

...ah well...for supper we had CARBONNADES À LA FLAMANDE...

I had some beef flavored TVP chunks from my last visit to the SDA store in NC that I wanted to use up...

I got my onions cooking - in some Earth Balance instead of the rendered fat...

I added some boiling water to my 'vegan beef' - quicker and easier - but when I make this again - I'm going to make some heftier seitan chunks...

Cook the onions until lightly browned...

Remove from heat and stir in garlic, salt and pepper...

Arrange half the 'vegan beef' in the casserole...

Top with half the onions...

Then do it again...

Make up your herb bouquet - I used my tea infuser again - it works perfectly...

I stole one of the Man's Blue Moons - and added some vegan beef bouillon...

You're supposed to let it cook 2 1/2 hours - and if I had been using seitan I would have - but with the TVP - we only cooked it about an hour - at a simmer in the lower 1/3 of the oven...

Then you remove the herb bouquet and drain the liquid into a saucepan...
Julia and her pots - she doesn't care how many dishes you dirty up - she even says 'A pot saver is a self hampering cook. Use all the pans, bowls and equipment you need...'

Beat in some arrowroot powder and vinegar...

Simmer for 3-4 minutes until thickened...

Serve with parslied potatoes and a salad - oh yeah - and a beer - I'm not much a beer drinker at all - but it did go well with this dish...

I think I'll definitely make this again...

Very very tasty!

Recipe here: Mastering the Art of French Cooking

p. 317-318

4 comments:

  1. Looks great. WE got some seitan while we were in CO, so I will try it with that!

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  2. i'm glad you found a use for that TVP....i tried it in chili and didn't like it AT ALL!

    looks yummy (and i'm sure i'd love the beer with it!)

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  3. yummmm, you are making me hungry. I love all the dishes you have been making. They look very comforting and 'stick to your bones' good. I'll have to remember these for when it cools down again. Can you believe it is supposed to be 90 degrees tomorrow!?!?! Ugh! Wish I could send some warmth your way and you could send me some snow!

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  4. That looks delicious and I could go for the beer :-) esp. on a hot day.

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