Monday, October 5, 2009
The other mornin' as I was strolling through Food Fight on one of my regular jaunts with good ol' Vee, I noticed Primal Strips has two flavors that have recently been reformulated to be XgfX (they switched out a wheaty soy sauce, for one without). I was really glad to chomp one, since the chewy is something that I greatly enjoy and don't find often these day (soy curls are yummy, but not super chewy the way seitan can be).
Top Row L-R: hot & spicy shiitake, xgfx hickory smoked soy and teriyaki seitan.
Bottom Row L-R: mesquite lime seitan, XgfX Texas BBQ soy and Thai peanut seitan.
When I got home, I picked a few strands of jerky from my front molar, then wrote to thank the company for being so awesome. I also asked them to please send me a free box of Primals to give away during The MoFo. They happily obliged me with a package filled up with six different kinds: XgfX, seitan, and mushroom varieties! My sharing plan is to give one away everyday I post, until the party runs dry. If you want one, lemme know in a comment, and dazee'll be my daily random generator (please make sure your comment contains a link or an email so I can track you down). Also, I want to save the gluten-free varieties for the gluten-free'rs, so please make yourself known when you comment--unless you are just dying for a gluten free flavor--no unhappy vegans during MoFo!
In other successful Monday news containing no wheat. I was recently loaned a galley copy of Flying Apron's Gluten-Free & Vegan Baking Book (soon to be released). I didn't have much hope for the book, since 1. I have a bad attitude about baking without wheat, and 2. I have a bad attitude about baking with xanthan gum, and 3. I have a bad attitude in general and 4. I felt personally burned by Babycakes.
Raspberry Cinnamon Scones, made with brown rice and garbanzo bean flours.
Scrounging through with wrinkled brow, I found a recipe for Blueberry Cinnamon Scones, which looked slightly promising. Since I had all the ingredients at hand and because the recipe calls for zero evil powder, I risked it. I swapped the blueberries for some really gorgeous and super-tasty-delicious golden raspberries we had stowed in the freezer, and the results were surprisingly good. Not exclamation point great, but still quite enjoyable. I know you can't see the berries in the picture, but their raspberry flavor is really bright.