"Oh, I may be on the side of the angels...but don't think for one second that I am one of them." - Sherlock, The Reichenbach Fall



Friday, August 29, 2014

Frying up tofu

I know I am somewhat slow on the draw.  It takes me a while to figure things out.  Yes, I have had to pee on the electric fence and find out for myself (quite a feat for a female, let me tell you).  Anyhow...

I finally figured out the secret to frying up tofu.  You have to heat up the oil completely before adding the tofu.  And that will make the oil splatter - hot oil, mind you.  But I also checked with the young lady who waits tables at my favorite Chinese restaurant ( China Delight, Fredericksburg, VA) and that is the right way to fry up tofu.  You know, I should have just asked.  I will still go there, because some nights I just don't feel like cooking.  Anyhow...

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Cooking for one? Not if I can help it!

I do not like cooking when it is just me at home. I am glad that, at least during the summer, Brian is here.  Amy tends to go out a lot.  Hopefully she will be home tonight to try the vegan lasagna.  Alison is supposed to come by here for some of that, also.  Amy picked her up, so they are together. 

Lasagna with Roasted Cauliflower Ricotta and Spinach






I am back to cooking more at home and trying new recipes.  This one comes from Appetite for Reduction, a cookbook I definitely want to use more often. I did find I didn't quite have enough of the tofu/cauliflower ricotta so I think next time I'll get a larger cauliflower (if possible) and use more than a pound of tofu.  I used fresh spinach.    I can't wait to try this, but I'm trying to hold off until at least one of my kids is home to join me.  The taste?  Maybe a touch bland.  I would prefer some pepper in the tofu/cauliflower ricotta, but that's just me.  It was light, but satisfying to eat.  Brian said he liked it also.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Vegan Fire and Spice

I made the Thai Tofu and the Spicy Peanut Sauce.  YUM.  This was the second time I made this.  I always add extra vegetables.  And there is enough to take to work tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Vegan Mac and Cheez

Well, I had some leftover greens and wanted some ersatz comfort food.  SO... I made Mac & Shews .  Secret ingredient is sauerkraut.  I never thought I would find any use for that strange food item, but this smells delicious baking in the oven, and I invited Chris to come and partake.  Hopefully he will stop by.  Anyhow, give it a try.  I made the greens with the same recipe I used Sunday night, and I know they will be delicious.

The only negative I can think of, is, I need a much larger food processor.  Mine is tiny, and the cashews/broth/sauerkraut BARELY fit in my blender.  I don't think I got the sauce as smooth as I would like it to be.  But it did look creamy when I added it to the roux and stirred everything up.  Here's hoping!

Update:  It was nearly perfect!  I would have liked the sauce to be just a bit creamier, but even with the nutritional yeast, it tasted fabulous!