July 23, 2012
For today’s breakfast, I had a vegan burger patty, fruit, and a salad with my newest creation – chia salad dressing! Honest…it’s really, really good!
Just pre-soak chia seeds in water, then mix it in with the following:
- Herbes de Provence
- Dijon mustard
- Mrs. Dash
- black pepper
- pine nuts
June 5, 2012
This morning was my very first attempt at making a portobello burger. In fact, I think this was the first time I’ve ever even eaten one. I’ve been missing out – these are fantastic!
April 18, 2012
Today’s lunch idea (:
Indulged in a vegan burger patty, plus a bowl of sliced carrots, kombu, marinated daikon, and tofu, topped with sesame seeds!
(Sorry, keeping posts short until exams are over!)
February 26, 2012
This is a good one! …Really good!
More Indian food! First, I just cooked up some brown rice. Then, I threw some chopped up peppers into a wok, added in 2 heaping tbsp of biryani spice (this can vary depending on how spicy you like it), and mixed the rice in along with baby spinach and cashew nuts.
I put on the lid and let this cook at low heat for a while so the taste would permeate all the way through (:
<- biryani spice
Tofu meat pie:
I wanted to keep it healthy, so none of the pastry stuff – I used a whole grain tortilla instead. But it truly tastes incredible!
I first cooked up some tofu stakes, same way that I did for my tofu burgers.
Then, I wrapped them up in the tortillas and put it in the frying pan (no oil, just dry) at low heat, and returned to flip them every once in a while.
…All this plus some veggies and a little bowl of hummus ~yummy (:
February 22, 2012
Today’s lunch creation was incredible!! I am so, soo pleased with how it turned out!
Slices of tofu steak and avocado on local pumpernickel = the most amazing sandwich ever! (and healthy, too)
The tofu steaks were made with slices of extra firm organic tofu, in the frying pan at low heat, together with:
- 2 heaping tbsp of cajun spice
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 4 tbsp ketchup
I flipped the tofu every now and then to make sure the taste soaked through evenly.
I used a non-stick pan…so no oil, no grease!
I served it up open-face to make the meal look bigger than it really is, but all in all, it’s just 2 slices of bread, a quarter of one tofu package, and half a small avocado – so, a very healthy portion size even though it looks like a big steak dinner
At the table, we just assembled it into a big sandwich
It tastes a lot like BBQ, and the avocado adds this really great rich, meaty texture!!
February 9, 2012
Tonight I had my most favorite thing to eat in the world – tofu burgers!!
But not just any tofu burgers…this is my favorite recipe! I’ve made tofu burgers many times before by crumbling the tofu, mixing in ingredients, and then making them into patties, but the way I had them tonight requires much less hands-on preparation time:
Tonight, I just sliced up some pressed tofu and put them in a non-stick pan with soy sauce and some herbs (sage, thyme, rosemary, and a dash of nutmeg). One thing that I did different this time was that I poked little holes in the tofu so that the taste soaked all the way through! Then, I just left them there to simmer for a couple hours while I went off to study, returning to the stove to turn them every once in a while. Sooo delicious!!