Hot Dogs

I think finding a vegan replica of the meat dishes I used to love makes it easier to stick with being vegetarian/hopefully vegan someday so when I was browsing through this cookbook and saw a recipe for hot dogs that didn’t call for freaking carrota, I wanted to give it a shot.

It doesn’t have quite the same texture as the sausages I used to eat but I was impressed overall with the look of the seitan after it was done cooking. There wasn’t much flavor which at first disappointed me but then I saw it as a good thing, ’cause you can basically put whatever kind of topping you want on it and the flavors probably won’t clash ! I went with simple mustard but my mom tried it with mustard and Wickles Wicked Pickle Chips and she really liked that combo.

If you want to try making these yourself, the recipe came from Cravings Made Vegan by Bianca Haun & Sascha Naderer.

I wasn’t paid in any form to mention Wickles or the cookbook.

Take care y’all !

Spicy Fried Chicken Party Sub

After a day of running errands, I just want something easy to fix so when I came across Food Network’s list of 50 party subs and saw #12 (spicy fried chicken), I knew I wanted to try it out.

This was so easy to make y’all ! The filling is just ranch coleslaw, fried buffalo chicken tenders (the ones I used just said spicy, figured it’d still work out just as well), dill pickle slices, and some extra ranch squeezed on the bread itself ! I was glad that the chicken had enough heat to it that you could still taste it even with the ranch getting used two ways. The only trouble I remotely had with this was the part where you’re supposed to hollow out the inside of the bread… I may have hollowed out so much that I started to create a small hole in the bottom of the bread. I just tried to fix it by putting some the hollowed out bread back in and pressing it down so it’d stay in place. I’d gladly make this again in a heartbeat !

For the actual recipe, click here.

I wasn’t paid in any form to promote Food Network.

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BBQ Oven-Baked Ribs

I love the idea of going low and slow on a grill/smoker to get a beautiful rack of ribs but I also love the idea of not getting sunburned and possibly ending up with heatstroke from staying outside in this hot a** weather that we’ve been having lately so when I came across this recipe for ribs that gets cooked in an oven I jumped at it ! When all was said and done, this was the end result:

The ribs are nice and tender and the glaze is sweet but not so sweet that you feel like you’re eating candy. There was still a decent amount of barbecue sauce leftover so I just dipped the meat back into the extra sauce and it only made it better. If you don’t want to cook up some ribs outside or simply can’t afford to have a grill/smoker due to space or cost, this is a recipe worth making !

This recipe came from delish. Click here for the recipe.

I wasn’t paid in any form to promote delish.

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New York Hot Dog Onion Sauce

New York is famous for a lot of food and one of those is the hot dogs they sell there. I’ve never had a chance to go there so when I came across this recipe, I was excited at the possibility of getting a somewhat close replica of what people in New York get to eat.

Trying a bite of the onion sauce on its own, it tasted sweeter than I was expecting it to and made me a little unsure of whether it was gonna taste good on a hot dog or not but it surprised me how great it tasted on the hot dog with the sauerkraut and spicy brown mustard ! Everything just balances each out and even though I really had planned on only eating one hot dog, after taking a bite of this I knew I’d be coming back for seconds.

If you’d like to try this recipe out yourself, just click here.

I wasn’t paid in any form to promote this recipe.

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