Sunday, September 18, 2011

Hatch Chiles... King Ranch!

It's Hatch chile season here. I veganized this recipe and it was super awesome. Make this right away. I used medium Hatch chiles. It was spicy and my mouth is still burning, so maybe next time, I'll go mild.

King Ranch 'Chicken' Casserole

1 1/2 packages frozen gardien, slightly thawed and chopped
6 roasted Hatch chilies, peeled, seeded, stemmed and chopped
½ large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1+ tablespoon olive oil
¼ lb. EB margarine
3/4 cups flour
1 ½ cups no-chicken stock
1 ½ cups unsweetened soy milk
1 cup vegan sour cream
1 ½ teaspoons chili powder
3/4 tsp. ground cumin
½ teaspoon cayenne
salt and pepper to taste
6 oz daiya cheddar cheese
1/2 lb+ of corn tortillas, cut into quarters

Cook onion and garlic in oil until translucent. Stir in chilies and cook a minute. Set aside in a bowl.

In the same pan, heat a little oil and cook gardien. When it is close to done, add the spices and cook for a minute. If the spices stick, add a little water to deglaze. Set aside.
Melt butter in large pan, stir in flour to make a roux, slowly add no-chicken stock and soy milk, and cook over low heat until thickened. Stir in sour cream. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Preheat oven to 375 and grease a 9x13 big casserole.

Spread a layer of sour cream sauce in the bottom of the casserole. Cover with a layer of tortillas, then a layer of chicken, one of cheese, one of chilies and onions, then another one of tortillas. Repeat until casserole is full. Top with a layer of tortillas, then sauce and grated cheese. Cover with foil and bake until bubbly, about 40 minutes. Let stand a few minutes before cutting and serving.
5-6 servings

Monday, May 2, 2011

Updated List of Park City Vegan Friendly Restaurants

My personal favorite:
$$$$ Shabu
100% veg broth, tofu bento or coconut encrusted tofu with stir fry veg. Pineapple sorbet

$$$$ Jean Louis on Main - Nothing vegan on the menu, but call ahead and Jean Louis will go out and shop for you and make you something special.

$$ Squatters Roadhouse Grill
Brewery with vegan stuff actually marked on the menu
Lots of choices - charbroiled tofu tacos, tempeh salad, veggie burger, edamae hummus, vegan tofu scramble for brunch

$$ Reyes Adobe - veggie chimichanga. Tell them you are vegan to get the right beans on the side.

$$$ Bangkok Thai on Main = Ask for Vegan Pad See Ew with Tofu

$$$$ Wahso - Not sure if the vegetarian Bento box on the menu is vegan.

$$ Good Karma Restaurant Indian, Persian, Japanese Noodle - possibly vegan options. I have not eaten here.

$ Spencer's Smokin' Grill
Smokin' Tofu and Fire Roasted Vegetables (not sure if the bbq sauce on the table is vegan)

$ Taste of Saigon - Vietnamese - has vegan options, but I wasn't entirely thrilled with it.

$$ Cafe Trang - vegan options, but just ok.

$$ Szechwan Chinese Kitchen - 612 Ute Blvd # 103, Park City, UT - Kung Pao Tofu, Schechwan Broccoli

$$ Full House Asian Bistro - Kimball Junction, 6300 N Sagewood Dr. - Just ok for us.

$$$ Reef's - Vegan options: Hummus, Falafel, Couscous, Salads. Mostly appetizers.

$$$ Park City Pizza Co, Ute Blvd - Will sometimes have Daiya and can make a veggie pizza with Daiya.

$$$ Whole Foods - Will make vegan pizza with Daiya and faux meats.

Salt Lake City
$$ Sage's - review - Completely vegan cafe. This place is great.

$$ Vertical Diner - review - Completely vegan diner. I love this place.

$$ Sawadee Thai - Just ask them to make things vegan, ask to see the vegetarian menu.

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