Sunday, December 19, 2010

Another week of goodies: 12/13 through 12/19

This week I made quite a few things...
Homemade Refried Bean (With pickled jalapenos added) and Roasted Breakfast Potato Burritos covered in green taco sauce
VegWeb's Cheesy Bean and Cheese Enchiladas made with homemade enchilada sauce, I used Viva Vegan's Red Chili Sauce Recipe and subbed tomato sauce for diced tomatoes, turned out perfect.
Now if only I could figure out how to roast dried chili's without practically killing myself from the insane fumes it produces... Any tips let me know! I almost killed both me and my brother, we were coughing for 30 minutes on and off! But my enchiladas were good, I even added extra sauce :)
I made Viva Vegan's Yellow Rice with Garlic to go along with my enchiladas, phenomenal as usual.
I also made VWAV's Stuffed Peppers and added some homemade Refried Beans with added pickled jalapenos and sold it to 3 coworkers for lunch... $4 a pop gave me enough money to buy some tofu and veggies I needed for salad stuff
I also made VegWeb's They Won't Know it's Vegan Lasagna, I subbed VegWeb's Sausage Crumbles for the ground beef sub
This is a shot of the last of the lasagna, I actually ended up making 1 big lasagna and 1 small lasagna with odds and ends of ingredients that I still had left... I actually liked the small one more because I added leftover roasted brussels for the veggie filling... YUM!
Yesterday it was raining so I was in the mood for soup. I made VegWeb's Corn Chowder.
I was craving some of VegWeb's General Tao's Tofu so I made it yesterday as well.
It was my brother's birthday Thursday and I finally got around to making him some chocolate cupcakes using THIS recipe. Turned out perfect! I smothered them with store bought vegan frosting :)
See ya again next week :)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

What I've been up to this week...

Posting has become less frequent and I'm sorry I've just been dealing with some things that will hopefully get better soon... A coworker offered my $60 to bring him 4 vegan lunches and 2 vegan dinners... I was stoked because that means I can cook more (which I love) and will have an extra mouth to eat it up :)

This week I had more leftover "Chicken" Fajitas with VegWeb's Tofu Sour Cream... Very good
I also made a potato, sweet potato, and onion stifry and paired it with some TJ's Meatless Meatballs smothered in VegWeb's Tofu Sour Cream and ketchup
The next night I had some leftover potato stirfry alongside some cornstarch battered fried tofu smothered in barbecue sauce and topped with green onions... Easy Peasy and delicious
The next morning I had VWAV's Pancakes with VW's Roasted Beakfast Potatoes topped with rice whip cream... So yummy :)
I also made a batch Smokey Refried Beans with pickled jalapenos mixed in
I also made some Rainbow Salad with a big plate of Teriyaki Tofu

Smokey Refried Bean and Roasted Potato Burritos smothered in green taco sauce and green onions
Garbanzo Bean Salad Sandwich Spread Sammies
Sweet and Spicy Fried Rice

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Weekend Batch Cooking... The Key to Vegan Living

Leftovers are something I consider a necessity, especially as a vegan. There are some nights when I'm just too lazy or busy to cook so leftovers are my best friend... This weekend I made:
Tofu Scramble with carrots, kidney beans, black olives, Viva Vegan's Sofrito, cherry tomatoes, and parsley along with deep fried tempeh "bacon" slathered with cheapy maple syrup :)
Garbanzo Bean Salad Sandwich Spread with minced celery and green onions for the veggies
"Chicken" Fajitas seasoned with taco seasoning and lime, Soy Curls as the meat sub
I also made VegWeb's Tofu Sour Cream, it was alright... Maybe it will taste better tomorrow once it sets a bit more
VegWeb's Minestrone Soup, I leave out the pasta and add extra veggies... SOOOO GOOD!!!

I also made a huge batch of Teriyaki Tofu but I figure you know what it looks like already so I won't bore you with another photo ;)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Tofu Tofu & Ummmmm Tofu

I've been pretty busy, lazy, and poor lately so I've been making tofu dishes quite often. Here are some pics of some recent easy peasy dishes I've made...

Tofu Scramble with Corn, Avocados, Cherry Tomatoes, Parsley, and Viva Vegan's Sofrito (Slow cooked green bell pepper, onion, and garlic)
Teriyaki Tofu Stirfry with Cauliflower and Green Onions
Deep Fried Jerk Tofu with Onions, Bell Peppers, Carrots, Corn, and Deep Fried Sweet Potatoes

Friday, November 26, 2010

My First All Vegan Thanksgiving

This year was dinner at my pad. I was joined by my brother, sister, sister's BF, a friend, and my mom... I bought a a few items premade just to make the task a bit easier: Pepperidge Farm Stuffing Mix, Hain Gravy, a Tofurkey, canned corn, and a frozen vegan pumpkin pie. The only thing I enjoyed out of these prepackaged items was the gravy. The Tofurkey also turned out pretty good, but nothing mind blowing.
 Spinach Dip served with Wheat Thins

Salad served with vegan ranch or poppy seed dressing
Homemade mashed potatoes, seasoned with red onion, garlic, and parsley
Sweet potatoes, roasted and seasoned with vegan butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar, courtesy of my bro
Main dish, a Tofurkey Roast surrounded with carrots, onions, celery, and potatoes
Tofurkey Roast sliced up for serving
Pumpkin pie topped with Rice Cream
So full... I had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year being around like minded people. Yay :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Vegan MOFO: Catch Up!

Yes I have been absent lately with my boring food posts so here is a big post for all the days I missed!
B: Pumpkin Odwalla Drink
L: Rainbow Salad and Pumpkin Spice Soy Milk
D: Leftover Tofu Scramble, Leftover Peruvian Seitan, Pumpkin Spice Soy Milk, and 2 handfuls of raw cashews

L: Fish Grill's (Yuck) side order of french fries and a side order of grilled zuchinni... Boring
S: Various candy (Airheads, Skittles, lollipop) 
D: Latin Inspired Quinoa (Used Viva Vegan's Red Seitan, olives, corn, onions, kidney beans, green bell pepper, garlic, oregano, cumin, salsa, and leftover quinoa) served with a dollop of vegan sour cream and Chocolate Peppermint Silk Soy Milk (This brand is disgusting! Vitasoy is far better!!!)
B: Pumpkin Odwalla Drink
L: Rainbow Salad
D: Teriyaki Tofu and leftover Peruvian Seitan, Chocolate Peppermint Vitasoy, handful of cashews

B: Green Machine Naked Juice
S: Skittles
L: Rainbow Salad
S: An entire bag of Snap Pea Crisps (Addicting!!) and some Wheat Thins
L: Rainbow Salad
S: Starbucks Peppermint Mocha with soy milk
D: Leftover Latin Inspired Quinoa with a mound of homemade guac on top (1 ripe haas avocado, teaspoon lemon juice, salt, tablespoon vegan mayo, 2 tablespoons green onions, 2 tablespoons cilantro)
Not very hungry...
S: Iced Starbucks Peppermint Mocha with soy milk
L: Viva Vegan's Pan-Fried Tempeh with Sofrito (I thought this dish was alright, I am not a tempeh fan and this dish didn't change my mind about its yummy-ness at all unfortunately)
B: Mango Naked Juice
L: Chipotle's Vegetarian Bowl (Yummy!)
D: Leftover VWAV Black Bean, Quinoa, and Mushroom Stuffed Pepper topped with Creamy Chipotle Sauce and vegan sour cream

Monday, November 15, 2010

Vegan MOFO: Second Favorite Recipe and Rainbow Salad

So as you may have figured out by now, my first most favorite thing to eat is Viva Vegan's Peruvian Seitan Skewers, second to that is VWAV's recipe for Quinoa, Mushroom, and Black Bean Stuffed Peppers. This is my go to recipe for stuffed peppers and it turns out phenomenal every time. I made the peppers tonight though as a birthday present to one of my coworkers tomorrow (I only give away 1 and hog the rest for myself).
I also ran out of Rainbow Salad so I made a new batch which should last me 5 days. Tomorrow I will be grilling up some Teriyaki Tofu, it's marinating in the fridge as we speak.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Vegan MOFO: This weekend I made...

Yesterday I made an one of my all time favorites, an amazing Tofu Scramble.

14 oz block extra firm tofu (not pressed)
1/2 a green bell pepper, diced
1/2 an onion, diced
A few baby carrots, diced (optional)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Black salt (kalma namak) to taste or just regular sea salt

- Turn burner to medium heat and add olive oil, bell pepper, onion, and carrots. Crumble the tofu with your fingers over the pan to add it to the pan too.
- Cook up the tofu and veggies, stirring occasionally, until you tofu turns golden. Once golden, add all of your spices. If you are using black salt sprinkle it on your scramble right before eating it, if you are using regular salt add it along with the rest of the spices.

Today I made my favorite recipe in the whole wide world, Viva Vegan's Peruvian Seitan Skewers... Yummmmmmm

Friday, November 12, 2010

Vegan MOFO: Lunch and some new goodies

Today I got paid so I hit up the health food store for some vegan goodies! I got Silk Pumpkin Spice Soy Milk and Wayfare Hickory Cheddar Cheese Spread both were sinfully delicious! Above is my yummy lunch: Rainbow Salad topped with Teriyaki Tofu and soon to be slathered in Vegan Ranch Dressing, Pumpkin Spice Soy Milk, and Wayfare Hickory Cheddar Cheese Spread with Wheat Thins.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Vegan MOFO: Yessss Leftovers, Yesssss Again

Sorry I'm boring anyone reading this to death but most of my meals are plain or leftovers. Also, with the ex leaving me high and dry with all the bills, I really don't have much money to buy fancy vegan stuff (Except for my love obsession with Reduced Fat Vegenaise), or to try out tons of new recipes that require a bunch of things I don't have on hand. This too shall pass and one day I will have more money just not anytime too soon... So on with my boring day of food and some shots of my empty fridge and emptying pantry.
Today I consumed:
B: Mango Naked Juice
L: Rainbow Salad, black iced tea
D: Leftover roasted cauliflower and leftover roasted potatoes, vanilla soy milk
I also made a huge batch of Teriyaki Tofu for my Rainbow Salads <3

I promise I will be cooking this weekend, probably most things you've seen before just cause Viva Vegan recipes require so little bizarre ingredients and taste so great I just can't help but make them!

On to my humble abode kitchen...


Well if I run out of food I always have tons of condiments!