Monday, July 17, 2006

The Magical Mystery Loaf

Leonard over at Crummy has created something I don't think is crummy at all: a Mystery Loaf Generator that uses the Magical Loaf Studio to generate and name a brand new loaf every five minutes.

The amazing thing is, every loaf I've seen so far actually sounds good! Now, as Leonard says, "you'll never be loaflorn" again.


Nicole said...

This looks so cool! The only thing that would make it better would be the ability to email the recipe to myself so I could make it later.

Debbie said...

Nicole -- you can bookmark the loaf, there's a link to do that at the bottom.

It's cool, but the name generator could use some work, the one that came up first for me was the "cystogastrostomy loaf" -- it's not a tasty thought. Funny, though, which I suppose was the point.

cyst/o- = bladder or sac
gastr/o- = stomach
-ostomy = opening (mouth like)

So a cystostomy would be the surgical formation of an opening into the urinary bladder, and a gastrostomy would be the surgical construction of an opening from the abdominal wall into the stomach (usually for inserting a feeding tube). I don't think there's much chance they'd actually combine them into a opening from the bladder to the stomach (fortunately).

R2K said...

Haha that is so funny : )

I want greeneggs and ham loaf.

Heather H said...

What are your favorite loaf creations? I am on a tight budget, and would hate to make a nasty loaf. So any ideas would be so lovely!


SapphireStar said...

I've made the magic loaf several times. I am loving it. I’m hoping to try making it again, shape the mixture into balls and cooking them on a cookie sheet to make Vegan Magic Loafy Balls(?)

The first time I made it with the following ingredients:

1/2 cup sesame seeds
2 TB olive oil
One onion, diced
1/2 large shallot
One large garlic clove, minced
One large carrot, peeled and grated
2 cans cooked garbanzo beans, partly mashed
2 cups cooked quinoa
1/4 to 1/2 cup vegetable broth, as needed
1 heaping TB flaxseed meal
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
2 TB nutritional yeast flakes
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 tsp. salt

(Use instructions from the studio)

I got a lot of complements at the vegan potluck I took it to. It was good warm with a bit of guacamole on top.

The second time I added celery and one large shallot instead of a half. I didn't like it as much.

The third time using left over brown rice (actually a mix of brown/wild/Wehani(red) since I didn’t have enough of each for one batch). Originally I made with a my veganized version Alton Brown's baked brown rice:

2 cups brown rice
4 1/2 cups Mushroom Broth
2 tablespoon Earth Balance margarine

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place the rice into an 9- by 12-inch glass baking dish. Pour in broth and add margarine. Stir to combine, and cover the dish tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 1 hour. After 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours, remove cover and fluff the rice with a fork.

(Saves room on the stove top.)

3rd Loaf Ingredients:

1/2 cup sesame seeds
2 TB olive oil
One onion, diced
One large garlic clove, minced
One large shallot
One small head of Broccoli with long stem, chopped up small and minced in the food processor
2 cans canned mixed beans (one can brown lentils, one can navy beans)
2 cups cooked brown rice (above)
1/4 to 1/2 cup vegetable broth, as needed
1+ heaping TB flaxseed meal
1 tsp.cumin
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
2 TB nutritional yeast flakes
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 tsp. salt

(Use instructions from the studio)

This one, with the cumin, tasted really good. The best part was the crust. Or cold covered in ketchup.

KleoPatra said...

That is SO cool, Jennifer!! Thank you!

Missy said...

I've used the ML Studio twice. I pretty much just added what I had available in the cabinets, and they both turned out delicious. I love it.

Heather H said...

Thanks! Those loafs sound tasty!


Tere said...

Hey Jennifer!
I've tried the loaf a few times now, with great results. Last night I made one with rice, lentils and tomato juice and put it in a pie pastry ( I loved the look of those Wellingtons you made a while back) to make a little hand pie--fantastic!

Aimee said...

I think the loaf generator is too funny. I've already peaked at it 5-6 times. And each of my kids have generated there own magical loaf (but I wonder if they will actually taste it). I like the pie shell idea above, and I thought of a few more ingredient choices (i'm sure there are millions): hemp seeds, salsa, adzuki beans, and leftover pasta. Not altogether mind you..well, maybe... Thanks for all the fun.

Urban Vegan said...

Loaf creator--for us cooking loafers. Love it.

Vegetarian Cooker said...

Loaf generator... Interesting...
May be i will use it
Scotish Vegetarian Mushroom Casserole

Vicki said...

I printed out "The Magical Loaf Studio" menu back when you originally posted it. Yesterday, I decided to give it a go, and didn't notice until I had stared dumping stuff that there were no quantities. AFTER making the loaf, I went to your loaf studio & discovered that if you fill in choices & submit. Then, it'll show the recipe, quantities, cooking time, etc. I just figured this out! DOH! So, anyhow, my first loaf was a dud. But I'll try again cuz this is brilliant.

I used:

Smart Ground
Hemp Seed Nuts (not on the menu)
Uncooked Quick Oatmeal
Canned Black Beans with Liquid
Flaxseed Meal
Vegetable Oil
Bragg's (not on the menu)

Caleb Howard said...

I prefer number 1

Amy said...

I'm in love with the loaf generator! Thanks for posting this!

Kat said...

Is there something wrong with the loaf generator link? :(

Jennifershmoo said...

Yes, unfortunately the loaf generator will be down until I can get my soon-to-be-ex-husband to provide the information I need to move my website to a new server. It was on his server before, and he took it off when we split.

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