Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Garbanzo Salad Sandwiches, Veggie Pizza, and Teriyaki Tofu Stirfry

Today I made Garbanzo Bean Salad Sandwiches, veggies incorporated into the salad this time were green onions and bell peppers... I toasted some bread, slathered one side with AVK's Cheezy Mayo, slathered the other side with vegan mayo, topped with the Garbanzo Bean Salad, seaweed seasoning, romaine, and tomato.
Next up was some leftover pizza from this weekend served up with some Vegan Ranch. The pizza toppings included Tofurkey Italian Sausages, red onion, spinach, mushrooms, bell peppers, and a few slices of tomato. I used TJ's refrigerated pizza sauce and TJ's refrigerated whole wheat pizza dough... Shit's bomb!
Lastly, I cooked up a Cornstarch Coated Teriyaki Tofu and Broccoli Stirfry for a coworkers lunch tomorrow ($5) and some leftovers for me to indulge in.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Today's Quick Meals: Sweet & Spicy Fried Rice and Taco Soup

Tonight I made a pretty much weekly batch of Taco Soup to provide myself with a few meals and to sell the rest to coworkers. This is a foul proof recipe, I've never had any complaints... I served it with the usual dollop of Tofutti Sour Cream and added some green onions (Cilantro would have been better).
I also had some random veggies leftover from making sushi as well as a bunch of Baked Teriyaki Tofu and a batch of scold stick rice from my rice cooker so I decided on another tried and true recipe: Sweet & Spicy Fried Rice. The rice included about a cup of frozen mixed veggies, grated carrots, pickled daikon, spicy daikon, green onions, and Baked Teriyaki Tofu... I served it up with some roasted, seasoned seaweed slices.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Recipe Reviews, Baked Teriyaki Tofu Recipe, and Enchiladas

This week I made quite a few things, some turned out disastrous since either I am semi-retarded when it comes to subbing brown for white rice or the recipe was a bunk one.
I had a head of cauliflower that need to be used up and saw this recipe for Spicy Black Bean and Cauliflower Salad on vegweb.com so I decided to give it a go. Well, this wasn't anything amazing to me, in fact I couldn't eat much of it cause I felt like it was too boring to eat alone and ended up throwing it into enchiladas.
I also had some of AVK's "tuna salad" to use up and made more "panini's" (mine are obviously not, hence the english muffins)... These No-Tuna Panini's are truly bomb!
Her recipe for the Cheezy Mayo that goes in these panini's is to die for, seriously, I loaded so much of it on I ran out and had to make another batch! I seriously lick the tupperware clean and you can make it in less than a 5 minutes!
I also made some vegan sushi again finally! Fillings included bell pepper, green onion, pickled daikon, spicy daikon, avocado, baked teriyaki tofu, shredded carrots, and english cucumber.
Baked Teriyaki Tofu Recipe:

1 block extra firm tofu, drained, pressed, and cut width-wise into 1/4 to 1/2 inch slabs
1/2 cup Soy Vay Teriyaki Sauce or Trader Joe's Soyaki Sauce

- Add the Teriyaki Sauce to the tofu and marinate overnight in a tupperware, flipping the tupperware a few times.
- Preheat the oven to 400F, spray a glass baking dish and layout the tofu slabs, drizzle any additional marinade that hasn't absorbed into the tofu.
- Bake the tofu for 40 minutes flipping half way.
- Place cooled baked tofu in the fridge till ready to use.
I like to store my sushi rolls as pictured, with saran wrap, it keeps the avocado from browning to quickly, and the rice from hardening up right away... These rolls need to be eaten within 24 hours or they just aren't that good.
I used AVK's Seitan mixture that was leftover from the Tex-Mex Taco Salad as well as the Spicy Black Bean and Cauliflower recipe leftovers and made two different types of enchiladas. I made a batch of Tex-Mex Taco Salad Seitan + canned refried beans and another batch of Spicy Black Bean and Cauliflower + refried beans, both casseroles were topped with Vcon's Roasted Chile Sauce (From the Potato and Kale Enchiladas with Roasted Chili Sauce recipe) and AVK's Tex-Mex Taco Salad chipotle dressing that I thined out with additional soy milk for easier drizzling. The seitan stuffed enchiladas were especially good, not that photogenic though.
Lastly, I made Vcon's Hot and Sour Soup with Wood Ears and Nappa Cabbage... I did not enjoy the texture of wood ear mushrooms in this soup, it was kind of like chewing on rubber and I added more broth to the recipe cause this wasn't soupy enough for me. Next time, I think I will just sub crimini mushrooms instead.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Just some pictures... Sorry for the lack of attention to my blog... Life has been well, Life

Some random, non recipe stuffs included...

A pizza made with TJ's pizza crust (to die for), with TJ's pizza sauce, roasted garlic, mushrooms, bell peppers, red onions, and spinach
Taco Soup (A recipe easily found here) with a dollop of vegan sour cream
Tofu Stirfry with TJ's General Tao's Sauce
My bro made some oatmeal and dried cranberry cookies, way legit :)

Some food inspired from recipes:

VW's Roasted Breakfast Potatoes...
and a Tofu Scramble turned into both a sandwich with Tofurkey Hickory Slices...
And some yummy breakfast burrito type things, eaten for din din of course :)
VW's Melty Cheese turned into Nachos
and a weird cheese, trees, and AVK seitan pasta dish
I also used AVK's Jalapeno Gravy to top off VW's Cheesy Bean and Cheese Enchiladas
Now for recipes I made...

Vegan Tables Split Yellow Pea Dahl (was ok)
VW's They Won't Believe It's Vegan Lasagna
VW's Minestrone
AVK's Poblano Pasta Salad (Yum)
AVK's Fettuccine Alfredo (gross but I think I used the wrong wine)
AVK's Southwestern Wheat-Meat Loaf (Alright but crappy texture) with Jalapeno Gravy and homemade potato salad... Looks like terds, yes, I know
AVK's No-Tuna Paninis (Yum)
Peace, Love, and Vegan