Friday, February 11, 2011

VWAV and some other stuffsssss

I have a deep love for easy teriyaki peasy tofu stirfys... To coat or not to coat my tofu with cornstarch is always the question... Coat is usually, pretty much always the winner! I have been making my own teriyaki sauce lately, basically just a mixture of garlic, ginger, Bragg's (or soy sauce), brown sugar, pepper, and maybe some sesame oil. I have also been adding crushed red pepper flakes to give the dish some spice. And I found this jar of garlic ginger paste at the Persian market that makes things so much easier to throw together.
My first teriyaki tofu stirfry was coated tofu with some carrots, collard greens, broccoli, asparagus, and onions for the veggies... Fail proof as usual.
 The second teriyaki tofu stirfry was coated as well and as always, delicious! For the veggies I used the carrots, onions, edamame, and asparagus.
 I made my weekly batch of fat free refried beans, this was my little dipping setup served with tortilla chips :)
I made a super delicious cherry banana smoothie, made with 1 non frozen banana, 2 big handfuls of frozen cherries and a cup of vanilla soy milk... Fantastical!
I made a double batch of VWAV's Chickpea Cutlets cause of all the hype they come with, along with VWAV's Mushroom Gravy and some of my homemade mashed potatoes that I seasoned with garlic and dried parsley... The Cutlets were a total fail for me, I baked them and they seemed undercooked so I left them in the oven for longer, forgot about them and they turned out hard as a brick so I threw them away... This pick shows the underdone Cutlet. The Gravy was awesome though!
Lastly, I made VWAV's tried and true Stuffed Peppers which I have pretty much mastered. I always use 5 peppers instead of 4 and when I'm selling them to coworkers, I cut them in half for easier tupperware packing. I mix in the cilantro now and probably double the amount instead of using it as a garnish. Legit as always.

Peace, Love, and Veganess <3

4 comments:

The Shenandoah Vegan said...

Everything looks delicious (major bummer on the Chickpea Cutlets, I consider them to be an effort to make. I can't imagine having to throw any out).

amymylove said...

do tell your secrets! what did i do wrong? bake them? i know it was me since i have heard nothing but positive things about these!

The Shenandoah Vegan said...

This was your first time making them?! I've never had a problem with them. I do always fry them first and then reheat them in the oven later if necessary. Definitely give them another chance.

amymylove said...

Yep first timer LOL and I will make them again, how can so many vegan peeps be wrong ya know?! luv your blog btw <3