Thursday, November 30, 2006

A Very (almost) Vegan Thanksgiving

I have been taking a break from Vegan Ventures for a long long time and I am sorry but I needed to neglect my food blog because I just had too much work. I am all caught up for now (as best as I can be at least) so I can finally add my pictures. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, whether you had tofurky, Chinese food, or PB&J for your feast. My grandma brought the turkey (no comment) and I was in charge of making all the sides. I made pumpkin crusted tofu from VWaV for my main food, mashed sweet potatoes, corn bread, sugar snap peas, creamed spinach, and a pumpkin pie. No one in my family knew the sides were vegan and my grandparents even ate the tofu, and liked it. All in all it was a very successful first vegan Thanksgiving.

Yesterday was my birthday and I was going to make brownies but, again, I was too busy writing a huge paper for bio. My mom made vegan chocolate chip cookies from this allergen free mix (ie. no wheat, eggs, dairy, soy, peanuts...). I am not allergic to anything but at least they were vegan and very tasty. I am going to try to do some baking over Christmas break.

Corn Bread

Pumpkin Crusted Tofu
from Vegan With a Vengence
Previous post

Sugar Snap Peas

Pumpkin Pie

Crust recipe Pumpkin pie recipe I used firm silken tofu and I put the tofu in the blender until uit was smooth

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Back; After An Insane Week

I have not cooked in such a long time but I finally got to it last night. I just had such a hard week of midterms and a family emergency that took up all my attention.

Stirfry with brown rice noodles

I cooked red and green pepper, spinach, shiitake mushrooms, and tofu in the wok with some soy sauce. Then I put it over brown rice noodles. So simple. So good.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

I have mid-terms next week, so I will be MIA for a while. I have off Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and I am going into the city with my mom in search of some good vegan food/items. Any suggestions? I made lasagna about a week ago and it came out so good. The tofu was well hidden. So well in fact, that I am going to serve it to my grandparents one day (*gasp*). Last night I stir fried veggies and tofu in the wok. We don’t have a hood that sucks the smoke out of the house which caused a lot of smoke to fill the kitchen. I love my wok anyway, I asked for it for Christmas a few years ago (so a teenager would rather get a wok for Christmas than a new cell phone; stranger things have happened). I also think everyone should check out this website. I do not care too much for MTV (I am a Fuse girl all the way. Those of you who live in NY/NJ area know what I am talking about). I do commended MTV for airing these commercials though. Maybe it will get people more aware, or at least more accepting, of eating veg.

Recipe from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen (I am in love with her blog)

I made my own sauce and omitted the black olives. Read the directions carefully, you have to cook it for an hour.

Stir Fry

Broccoli, cremni mushrooms, spinach, adn tofu.
I cooked the tofu for and took it out. Then I cooked the broccoli and mushroom.
I added the tofu and put in a little bit of soy sauce and added the spinach at the very end. Not the extra long chop sticks for stiring.