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