Thursday, January 21, 2021

Garlicky Soy Curls

 I finally tried soy curls!  They are not available to us locally-- and I do like to buy my groceries locally-- so I ended up ordering them.  

I topped two pizzas and made 3 sandwiches for about $7.50 CAD using about $4.50 of Soy Curls product for the 2 pizzas and maybe $1 of soy curls for each sandwich.  

They are a whole food and non-GMO.  I didn't count in the cost of other ingredients, but I don't see them as being too dear when considering they were a nutritious part of six meals. 

They were easy to put together and delicious! 


Ingredients: (makes 2 cups)

4 ounces/ 1/2 8-oz. Bag Soy Curls

1 1/2 cups hot/boiling water

1 tablespoon/15 ml soya sauce

1 teaspoon/ 3.28 g garlic powder

Extra virgin coconut oil

2 tablespoons/11  g  nutritional yeast

Fine sea salt


  1. Put the soy curls in a small bowl and pour the boiling water over them. Drain off the water in 10 minutes and press down with paper towels in the bowl until excess water is absorbed
  2. Add soya sauce and garlic to bowl and toss.
  3. In a hot wok, add 1 tablespoon of the oil and the soy curls.  Cook, stirring, for 10 + minutes The soy curls will turn golden brown and chewy.  If more oil is needed, add a little more.  Add nutritional yeast, coating completely and continuing to stir and cook until nutritional yeast has been absorbed.
  4. Add salt to your taste
  5. Soy curls are now ready to be a topping for pizza, in a salad or sandwich.  Keep leftovers in the fridge in a covered container.
This recipe is based on.a recipe in Vegan Pizza:50 Cheesy Crispy Healthy Recipes

Click HERE to order Soy Curls

Monday, January 18, 2021

Quick Oven-Grilled Eggplant with Herbs and Vegan Cheese



1 Eggplant sliced into rounds tossed in

bowl with 3 tablespoons olive oil, to coat


Mix in a small bowl:

3 tablespoons nutritional yeast

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper


Package of Daiya vegan cheese shreds



Preheat oven to 425° F.

Cover flat pan with parchment paper

Dust (or dredge) eggplant rounds with herbs

Place on oven pan and put in oven for 25 minutes.  At the 15 minute mark add on topping of Daiya cheese shreds.



Eggplant is a Mediterranean fruit (used as a savory or vegetable) and is really delicious cooked with Italian herbs but you are not restricted by such pronouncements.  You could use Middle Eastern, Northern African, Oriental or Mexican herb mixes if those are your taste faves.  No nazis overseeing your kitchen (I hope).  Go with your creativity. Let me know how they turn out!

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