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Angelica Home Kitchen custom sammies

Published February 7, 2012 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

When I asked Thomas yesterday what he’d like to eat in the next few days, he asked me to make the yummy sandwiches I accidentally came up with a while back trying to recreate the Sam or I sandwich from Angelica Kitchen in New York. Instead of the kraut and seaweed that appear on said sandwich, I use oven roasted carrots and onions, and some steamed greens. For variety, any of their sandwiches can easily be made into a bowl, by serving over a grain instead of bread. All of the recipes come from their cookbook, Angelica Home Kitchen (available cheapest on their website). I was happy that at least if we were eating cooked food, we’re eating some quality macrobiotic deliciousness! Regardless, after eating some of the leftovers for lunch today, I couldn’t help but notice the difference in how I felt eating cooked food again. I missed the lighter feeling of eating raw, and am thinking lunch is probably a great time to continue to do so.

The recipe for Soba Sensation sauce makes a lot (a whole spaghetti jar’s worth) but I’m going to use the rest of it over a package of soba noodles later in the week as a bed for some [made from their cookbook] Candle 79 crusted seitan. Oh and P.S., Thomas is making seitan this week, the long way, from actual bread flour using Candle’s recipe. So wish him luck! ; )

Baked Tofu with Lemon-Rosemary Marinade, pg. 105

I made a double batch because there is a tofu eating monster that lives in my house, and also because the other recipes make so much!


Oven-Roasted Onions and Carrots, pg. 168


Steamed Greens, pg. 99 (Just steam them for 5 minutes. That’s it.)


Soba Sensation Sauce, pg. 209


That’s a tasty sandwich! Served on sprouted grain bread.


Angelica Home Kitchen’s Three Bean Chili w/ Seitan

Published September 18, 2011 by Vegan Derby Cat Party


Next on my list of things to try from the Angelica Kitchen cookbook was the Three Bean Chili w/Seitan, pg. 98. Black beans, kidney beans, green lentils and seitan give the chili its variety of flavors and protein punch. Dried ancho pepper, chipotle peppers (I put in 3 instead of just two, and left the seeds in for extra heat) and sun-dried tomatoes make up the base of the sauce without any chili powder at all. At the restaurant, they serve it with a huge piece of the Southern-Style Cornbread, pg. 158, so I made sure to cook a batch in a skillet while it simmered away. I ended up using all of the cooking water from the beans for the chili and it was still pretty thick, so I simmered it covered for almost all of the time. I thought it could use a little sweetness, and added about a teaspoon of tomato paste, but I could have used more. Once served, the sweetness of the cornbread provided a nice contrast.

3 kinds of legumes, ready to boil & soak

sun-dried tomatoes & chiles getting hydrated

I used about 1/4 - 1/3 of this double batch of seitan i made a couple of days ahead

ground to the perfect consistency

simmer begin

cornbread makes everything better!

all. together. now!

Angelica Kitchen, NYC

Published April 4, 2011 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

Anytime I’m in NYC, you can bet I will be making at least one stop at Angelica Kitchen. (Read my previous review here.) It’s a fantastic macrobiotic, vegan place near Union Square, and it’s always awesome. In fact, the biggest problem I have every time I go there is NOT ordering the Sam or I sandwich, which is absolutely amazing. This time though, I was able to curb the urge and try something new, and I’m so glad that I did.

The Saturday norimaki…

Rolled vegetable sushi, served with wasabi, pickled ginger& lemon-shoyu dipping sauce (ingredients vary daily) 6 Pieces $8 / 9 Pieces $11.50

Kass wasn’t feeling so hot, so she didn’t partake in the sushi, but here is a pic of  her lovely sprout salad!

Mixed Sprout Salad… A refreshing toss of snow pea shoots, sunflower sprouts & seeds, and mint; mixed with cabbage, daikon & carrots in a cool mint vinaigrette. Adorned with toasted peanuts, onion sprouts & watercress. $8.75

Here’s the marinated tofu sandwich. I’ve had it before and it is delicious, but I still prefer the Sam or I sandwich. The picture doesn’t really do the tastiness justice.

Marinated Tofu Sandwich… Lemon herbed baked tofu layered with roasted vegetables, a smear ofparsley-almond pesto & lettuce. Served on choice of mixed grain orspelt bread. $8.75

And now onto my AWESOME selection! : D

Olé Man Seitan… Homemade seitan & roasted vegetable mix folded into a warmwhole wheat tortilla; dressed with spicy traditional mole sauce (peanuts & chocolate), & lime-jalapeño tofu sour cream;garnished with pimento. $14.50

This was incredibly good, and HUGE. The seitan had a great texture and the filling was really flavorful. It was just fantastic.

For dessert, Kass and I split one of their spelt fig newtons. It was subtly sweet and about double the size of a regular fig newton. With desserts it’s best to leave your cravings for sugar and fat laden sweets for another place. Their desserts are generally “healthy” tasting, so just expect that.

I should also mention that they don’t serve coffee or alcohol either, but it IS a BYOB place with no corking fee. So you’re more than welcome to bring whatever intoxicating libation you prefer. We didn’t, but I saw one table with what looked like a nice 6 pack of specialty beer.

Definitely check out Angelica Kitchen if you’re in the area. And try their awesome cornbread too! They have three different kinds!

Angelica Kitchen only accepts cash and is located at 300 East 12th Street, open daily from 11:30 am to 10:30 pm.

Angelica Kitchen NYC, a review

Published August 21, 2010 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

i went to angelica kitchen once while i was living in new york, and was so pleased to be able to return. it’s a macrobiotic restaurant near union square and they have a good variety of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, baked goods and desserts, as well as daily specials.

we started with the  Curried Cashew Spread ($4.75) An intriguing live blend of raw cashews, sprouted chickpeas, freshly ground curry powder & unpasteurized miso. Accompanied by crisp crudités. this was really good, and i’d like to try to recreate it at home.

and the Saturday’s Norimaki Sesame tofu, pattypan squash, broccoli, daikon, carrots, seasoned brown rice & walnut pesto. (6 Pieces $8.00/9 Pieces $11.50)

despite my trying to order something different this time, i couldn’t resist ordering what i had back in february… the Sam or I Sandwich Herbed baked tofu layered with marinated hiziki & arame, crisp grated daikon, ruby kraut, a smear of mellow sesame spread & lettuce. Served on choice of mixed grain or spelt bread. ($8.75) or get Half a sandwich with simple salad or cup of soup & kukicha tea. ($9.50) i highly recommend this sandwich : )

kassidy got the Three Bean Chili Piquant chili made with homemade seitan, kidney and pinto beans & lentils; slowly simmered with sun-dried tomatoes and a blend of chiles; topped with lime-jalapeño tofu sour cream. Served with fluffy Southern style cornbread & cucumber-red onion salsa. (wee $9.00 grand $11.50, wee pictured) kassidy enjoyed it and i had also had also tried this previously. they’re very generous with that amazing cornbread!

we also ordered a peach cobbler pie, not pictured, but it wasn’t all that great. overall it just lacked flavor.

Angelica Kitchen is located in manhattan, near union square at 300 East 12th street, 212-228-2909, open daily from 11:30am to 10:30pm.

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