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Grilled Portobello Burger with Citrus Slaw

by Toni Fiore, Vegan Mashup co-host and host and author of the Totally Vegetarian cookbook

Grilled Portobello Burger with Citrus SlawServes 4                        Time: 20 minutes

 

Portobello mushrooms size and steak-like texture make them a fantastic meatless option for grilling. A cast iron grill pan gives you the option of grilling year round.

 

Preheat your grill (or grill pan) to 425-450 degrees.

 

 For the Dressing

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

2 teaspoons salt

2 tablespoons grated ginger

2 teaspoons agave syrup

 

1. Place all ingredients in a covered jar and shake well until the dressing is emulsified.

 

For the Salad

2 cups green cabbage, sliced very thinly

1 cup shredded carrot

1/2 small red onion, sliced thinly

2 tablespoons dried unsweetened coconut

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1 jalapeño pepper, diced (optional)

 

1. Place all ingredients into a medium sized bowl. Dress lightly and toss the salad well to coat the vegetables with the dressing.

 

For the Mushrooms

2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari

2 tablespoons vegetarian Worcestershire sauce

4 good-sized Portobello mushrooms, stems and gills removed, rinsed, and dried well

Vegetable or olive oil for brushing

 

1. Blend the soy and Worcestershire sauces in a shallow bowl.

2. Brush the mushroom caps with a little oil and place oiled side down on your hot grill. Cover and cook for 5 to 7 minutes until mushrooms begin to flatten and brown.

3. Using tongs, pick up, dip/press the hot mushroom caps into the sauce mixture, then return to the grill and continue grilling for another 3 to 4 minutes.

Delicious served on a toasted whole grain bun, spread vegan mayonnaise, top with tomato slice, grilled mushroom, and a layer of slaw. Enjoy!

Sukiyaki web

SUKIYAKI

by Miyoko Schinner author of  Artisan Vegan Cheese and the The New Now and Zen Epicure.

Watch this recipe being made on Delicious TV’s Vegan Mashup.

Here’s an easy, tasty spin on an old Japanese classic, sukiyaki. It’s a one-pot solution for both busy family weeknights and parties – all you need is some rice to go with it. You can even cook it at the table on a portable burner, and keep adding ingredients to it as people take from the pot. And imagine – with no oil added and lots of veggies, it’s a nutrient-packed, low-fat meal.

12 ounces shiiitake mushrooms, left whole with stems removed or cut in half

½ small Kabocha Squash, sliced ⅓ inch thick

3 cups broccoli florets

1 pound Shirataki noodles`, drained, rinsed, and cut into 6-inch lengths (approximate)

1 pound medium or regular tofu, sliced ½ inch thick

 

Put the mushrooms, kabocha, broccoli, tofu, and shirataki in a large, deep skillet.

Pour over it  the following:

1/2 c. soy sauce

1/3 c. mirin (sweet-

cooking wine)

1/3 c. agave syrup

 

Cover & cook 5 minutes on medium high heat until the veggies are fairly tender. Add the folllowing, cover and cook for a few more minutes until everything has cooked down and is tender:

2 bunches of scallions, cut into 3-inch lengths

1 small head napa cabbage, cut into 3-inch pieces

At the very end, stir in

1 tablespoon fresh ginger

and cover 1 minute right before serving.