Monthly Archives: March 2012

What do vegans eat?

what the hell _does_ a vegan eat anyway?: King Trumpet Mushroom “Scallops” with Barbecue Miso Glaze, Parsnip Noodles with Cilantro Walnut Pesto

What the hell do vegans eat anyway? It’s an intriguing and amusing question; but more importantly, it’s a great blog for ideas. The couple that runs this blog are big on variety, experimentation and parties. They don’t always post recipes but they give enough description accompanied by lovely photos that it doesn’t take long to scrounge up your own recipe and plating ideas.

One particular post of theirs (look at the link above) I am dying to recreate, or break down and buy Matthew Kenney’s book for the recipe they used. King trumpet mushroom “scallops,” what a beautiful idea. Of any meat that I’ve eaten in the past, scallops are by far my favorite; light and buttery, like little savory pillows. Mushrooms contain an umami flavor that can hold up to a vegan scallop concoction. I can’t say that I’ve tasted the king trumpet variety, but if it’s anything like chanterelle or oyster mushrooms I can imagine how perfect this recipe will be.

Since this recipe is only at the planning stage there will be lots of kinks to work out before perfection is attained. Stay tuned and I’ll keep you posted as this goes along.

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