Her transition went rather smooth, except for one thing. Ribs. Since January all I've heard is, "Ribs. I want ribs. Why isn't there a rib alternative? Can you find one? I WANT RIBS."
Well friends, thanks to my good friend Tatiana (with some help from Google) I HAVE MADE VEGAN RIBS.
I'm a firm believer that 90% of the awesomeness of a dish is the sauce. I'm a total sauce whore. Seriously. I'll do almost anything for sauce. Almost.
Anyway, I was super skeptical as my dealings with Seitan (Vital Wheat Gluten) had been non-existent up until tonight.
You can use any vegan Seitan recipe that google comes up with. They're all relatively the same. I got mine from food.com.
Without further adieu, THE RIBS!
As for the magic sauce, it was hot as hell. Just like we like it in our house. I measured nothing, but I'll guess as best I can here for ingredients:
Wild Turkey bourbon
Hot chili peppers
Basically, just mix it all in a saucepan and bring to a boil and the reduce to a low simmer.
When the ribs are done sauce the hell out of them and OM NOM NOM.
I asked my lovely to sample them and this is what I got back...
I hope you all enjoy them that much too!