Mar 27, 2021

sriracha buffalo sandwich



Time: 30 minutes
Dishes: medium pot, medium bowl, small bowl, baking sheet

Hello, hello Dear Readers!

I have had a hankering for Buffalo-style sandwiches ever since living in Miami and having them at a nightclub waaayyyy back in my younger days. It was served on a bun with slaw and mayo. I made this sandwich with those flavors in mind, but, of course, upped it with Sriracha. 

If you like some other hot sauce, this recipe should be able to support it, no problem.

You might be wondering why air-fry/pan fry the reconstituted Soy Curls and then broil them? Valid question! When the curls first reconstitute they are packed with moisture. You could squeeze them out first and skip the air-frying, but you would also be skipping a lot of bonus flavor and texture. I advise against it. 

Use the Savory Soy Curls recipe HERE and then make your Sriracha Buffalo sandwiches. 

The slaw does well with either mayo or yogurt add it adds the welcome heat relief. We loved these quick sammies and it satisfied my craving for those long-ago flavors.

Side Note: Work is walloping me, since I am also taking a certification course and volunteering for a high school girls hackathon (Contact me if you know a high school girl who would like to participate. It is Pacific time, but it is virtual. I can send you an e-Flyer). Bear with me while I finish the Winter recipe zine. I hope to have it done in the next few weeks.  

If you need inspiration for your weekly menu, check out ours HERE.


Speedy Cooking Tips:

  • Prepare your Savory Soy Curls
  • Gather your ingredients.
  • Make the sauce.
  • Start the slaw.
  • Broil the Curls.
  • Finish the slaw. 

(Printer-friendly doesn't seem to be so friendly. Just select the text between the arrows (including the white space to add margin on the top), right-click, select Print, and now it's printer-friendly. Can also be saved as PDF:  choose Save as PDF in Destination drop-down, instead of a printer.)

Sriracha Buffalo Sandwich

Makes 4 servings 


Preheat broiler to high.

1/2 cup ketchup

1/4 - 1/2 cup Sriracha

1/4 cup agave

1/4 cup lime juice

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 teaspoon dried ground ginger

3 cups chopped, Savory Soy Curls

4 cups shredded cabbage (1/2 small head or bag slaw mix) 

1 small carrot, shredded (skip if using slaw mix)

1/4 small onion, grated

2 tablespoons lemon juice 

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 cup vegan mayo or plain, nondairy yogurt 

2 green onions, minced

4 burger buns

1. Cooking Sauce: Stir together ketchup, Sriracha, agave, juice, garlic and ginger in a medium pot. Remove and set aside 2 tablespoons of the mixed sauce. Bring to boil, reduce to simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Add the Soy Curls, mix and transfer to a baking sheet. Broil for 10 minutes or until lightly charred. Set aside. 

2. Slaw: Mix the cabbage, carrot, onion, lemon juice, sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Set aside. 

3. Topping Sauce: Mix the vegan mayo or yogurt, 2 tablespoons reserved Cooking Sauce and green onions. Taste and adjust seasoning.       

4. Serve: Toast the buns well. Divide the Soy Curls among the buns, add the Slaw and the  Topping Sauce to the Curls. Serve.        


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Mar 20, 2021

spring equinox - winter wrap up

Hello, hello Dear Readers! Happy Spring Equinox!

Since it is the end of the season, I am releasing my third free meatless, vegetarian and vegan zine, this one for Winter 2021. You can head to the  ** free zine **  page above (Link HERE) and download your zines for free. Printing instructions are in the pdfs; it is an easy way to have fast and easy recipes at your fingertips.

I am listing the past season's post in order of popularity, as indicated by page hits. Thus they are:

1. Kettle Goulash came  in at the top of the heap! And that makes sense, because this Hungarian classic is rich and delicious - and really easy to make. 

2. One Pot Chili Mac is a Dump Dinner and I love it! I love chili mac as it is, and making it into a Dump Dinner is the answer I didn't know I was looking for. A lot of people thought so, too, as it was the second most popular this season.

3. Pot Roast Charcuterie  was a wonderful weekend meal that brought the family together. I know it might seem like we should all eat a meal together every day, with four adults in the house, even that is asking for a lot. Once a month will do me fine, given how quickly time flies, anyway.   

4. Mexican Breakfast Burrito was a terrific way to start our day - even though it lead to some heated sweet potato debate. Of course, we were debating as we were eating.  

5. Stroganoff Burrito was an interesting way to serve Stroganoff and it truly worked! This one is packed with mushrooms and sauce.  

6. I was very excited to share Knoephla Dumpling Soup with you! If this rich and hearty soup slipped by you, make sure to get it on your menu. Simply delicious.   

7. I was a little surprised to find that Indian Butter Seitan was not more popular. I know its meat equivalent is certainly so - and this version is so easy and tastes so amazing. I do hope more folks catch it on the rebound. 

8. Tex-Mex Tortilla Bake is most definitely a dump dinner and very tasty, indeed! It's fast, healthy, easy and tasty - not much more to it than that. 

9. Sausage and Butternut Squash Stew is definitely the sleeper of the recipes. I know the butternut squash part of it can throw some people, but I promise - if you try it, you won't be disappointed. 

10. Stromboli  can be many things - you can make it like a pizza, with sauce and cheese, or make it like a hoagie that is baked. I went for a combo of the two with this one. 

11. One Pot Tetrazzini was as close as we are getting to a dump dinner, but because some attention was needed, I didn't feel right casting it as a Dump Dinner. Still, very easy, fast and delicious.

12. And the new kid on the block is Pot Pie Pizza . As the name implies, it is a combination of a pot pie with pizza. Another perfect winter dish. 

Along the season I shared some staple recipe with you: Simple Seitan Loaf, Savory Tofu and Savory Soy Curls

The only thing left to do is get the pdf, figure out what you haven't made, yet, and start creating your menu. 

For more inspiration, see the Winter Solstice - Fall Wrap-up HERE.


Download Winter 2021 zine HERE

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