I made chickpea cutlets for dinner! They weren't pretty, but I approve of them anyway.
I have a laundry list of recipes that I feel like every vegan kid on the planet has tried, but I haven't. I've been cooking vegan for a year and still hadn't made any sort of faux cutlet thing. Tonight I made the chickpea cutlet from Veganomicon. They were pretty ugly (in a totally endearing way), but smelled lovely and I think - with the right sort of gravy - would be awesome with mashed potatoes and string beans. Definitely something that I'd like to make a bunch of and then nuke for an easy, old-fashioned kind of dinner... but not really something that I'd feed omnivores on the first date. I improvised a mustard-based sauce with some dijon and a splash of Annie's Naturals Woodstock dressing and ate a cutlet with my Chinese leftovers (coconut curried vegetables) from last night. Nothing too fancy pants, but it was nice and filling.