Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Soyrizo Scramble

Here is what you would call a very quick and easy dish. After eating a pound of carrots thoughout the day (don't ask), I wanted something a little less... healthy?... for dinner. Not that this isn't healthy, but it is definatly a little more processed than I normally go.

I decided to put a scramble together. DR wanted sushi, I was tired and feeling lazy. This hit the spot. I put the scramble on a whole wheat bagel and added diced avocado on top. YUM.

Soyrizo Scramble

1 pound (or so) firm tofu, drained
1 - 12 ounce package soyrizo
1/3 cup nutritional yeast
Juice from 1 lemon
2 teaspoons dill
1 tablespoon soy sauce
Salt, pepper, and other seasons to taste (I use a non-salt spice and herb blend)
Bagels and avocado, to serve

In a preheated medium skillet, add soyrizo and fry a bit until warm. Add in tofu, mashing into small crumbles and mixing it into the soyrizo. Add nutritional yeast, lemon juice, dill, soy sauce, and spices and cook 5 minutes or so, until hot and everything is mixed together.

Place mixture on top of toasted bagel and top with avocado. YUM.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Couscous and chickpea salad with olives and walnuts

I was looking in Supermarket Vegan for some quick and easy ideas and stumbled across this recipe. I like beans, DR likes olives and pasta, so it seemed like a good recipe to try. I used chickpeas that I pressure cooked (yummy!) and subbed pine nuts for the walnuts.

Either way, this was a nice dish. The flavors are light and it was good in the summer heat. Not sure if it will be in the regular rotation, but it was good. Here I have it budded up with a hummus wrap I made for LF, since she likes more "hearty" dishes.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Tuscan style white bean quesadillas with artichokes and sun dried tomatoes

Long title, tasty dish. I've been reminded by a couple friends that my blog had been un-updated for quite a while....opps! I can't even figure out where to start explaining that one. Disinterest in cooking? Check. Working a lot? Check. Free time taken up with going to the gym? Check.

Regardless, I am going to attempt amends for this. These quesadillas are from Supermarket Vegan, a nice little book full of fast and fresh recipe ideas. The idea for the book is that it uses ingredients found in most grocery stores (score!) and, as a result, tends to have a lot of stuff I have in my house already. These are very tasty with sour creamy sauce (my fav) or pasta sauce (DR's fav). Using beans instead of cheese in quesadillas isn't something I'm new to but it works fantastically. Black beans and sweet potatoes are another winning combo. Yes!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Teriyaki Double Take

Teriyaki double take! I made this sauce from and DR liked it so much I made two dishes with it!

First, teriyaki tofu wrap. Press, slice, marinade. Bake and wrap with some spinach. Second, I used the marinade to soak some homemade seitan (from vcon) before frying it up in a pan. I steamed some broccoli on the side and then tossed them together. Cashew bits completed the dish. Both were quick, easy, and very tasty!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Three Bean Salad

This is another test recipe for my friend's new book. I love making her recipes - easy, fresh, and she has a special talent for combining fun flavors in new ways!

This salad called for a can of mixed beans - black, pinto and another one I forget. I've never seen these in my life! Apparently upstate NY lacks mixed beans. Or I need to look harder.

Beans are a great salad addition, especially if you dress them in something tasty. These have lime as a dominant flavor and are awesome after soaking in the fridge for a couple days. This mix is garbanzo beans, black beans, and edamame.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

BBQ Tofu with Mac and Kale-Shroom

This was a quick meal put together on the desire from the crew for something "tofu" and "mac'n'cheese"--a pretty standard love affair at my house.

The tofu is simply pressed and baked with bbq sauce from the store. I kicked myself afterwards since Vegan Table has a SIMPLE homemade recipe. Live and learn - at least the bottle will be fun to reuse!

Mac'n'cheese is also Vegan Table. I LOVE this recipe and my crew love the cheese sauce it makes. I like how light it is. It is also runny enough to slop up into the noodles.

Lastly, kale and mushrooms. I roasted the mushrooms in oil and vinegar and added them to the kale, which I like to make in my steamer (so easy!). Splash on a little more vinegar and you're set!


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