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 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.

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