August 29, 2007

Inari Sushi and Konnyaku Yam Noodles

Sushi again! I LOVE Inari sushi- seasoned rice in fried tofu pockets! I bought the pockets frozen at a cool Korean store. The other stuff is little bunches of Japanese yam noodles with some (reconstituted) dried shiitake mushrooms.

Roasted Eggplant with Red Wine-enhanced Pasta Sauce and Bows

I had some red wine because I am going to put it in my henna mix, so I decided to put some in a tomato sauce as well. The baby eggplants were roasted in the oven with olive oil, dried basil and minced garlic.
The pasta sauce: onion, can of chopped tomatoes, red wine, basil, salt, mashed chickpeas.

August 25, 2007

Spinach, Mushroom and Tofu Ravioli

I found some egg-free wonton wrappers and I was excited to use them. This was delish, but really time-consuming. I can't imagine how long it would take if I had made the wrappers by hand!

The sauce is sauté-d onions and a can of organic tomatoes. I was not about to make a (non-lazy) sauce after all the ravioli making!

Greens, Tofu and Mushrooms with Black Bean Sauce and Red Rice

I stir-fried some mystery greens that I got in Chinatown, onion, mushrooms and medium-firm tofu, and then I added some black bean sauce from a bottle. I used Thai red rice, which is like brown rice.. but more fun.

August 22, 2007


Homemade sushi with cucumber or soysauce-marinated tofu.

August 21, 2007

Mushroom and Red Pepper Omelet

First I fried some chopped onions and mushrooms with a tsp of olive oil, some salt and lots of pepper, and then I poured the "omelet" mixture over top:
1/2 cup whole wheat four
1/2 cut chickpea flour
1 tbs nutritional yeast
1 tsp baking powder
a pinch of tumeric

This "omelet" mixture is a variation on a recipe in Vegan Vittles.

I let that solidify, and then I put some Ajvar (awesome red pepper spread from Hungary) on top before folding the whole thing over.

August 12, 2007


This spinach-tofu-filo pie was for a Cyprus- themed dinner party. I throw a dinner party every few weeks and we are going through the alphabet for which country we do.
This pic is from the next day, so it looks a little less photogenic than it was. It was delicious! I even found whole wheat filo pastry. The recipe was from Vegan with a Vengeance.

August 10, 2007

Baked Tofu with Steamed Broccoli and Brown Rice

I cubed and baked the tofu with fresh local garlic, and homemade salad dressing: olive oil, wine vinegar, wholegrain mustard, spices.

Chickpea Crepes with Roasted Purple Potatoes and Nacho Sauce

Woo, this wasn't much work but boy does it look classy!

The crepe is whole wheat flour and chickpea flour, and it is basically the Eggless Omelet recipe from Vegan Vittles.
Inside are purple potatoes chopped and roasted with lots of garlic.
The sauce is 'nacho cheez sauce' from, yes, the Uncheese Cookbook. It has chickpea flour in it, too. Lots of protein!

Unprocessed Cheez Sauce

I LOVE this sauce from the Uncheese Cookbook. It is make with onions, carrots, and potato! It is sort of like baby food. Mmm!

August 06, 2007

"Ribs", Broccoli and Lemon-Pepper Quinoa

I gave in to peer pressure and made the gluten "ribs" from FatFree Vegan Kitchen, and I am so glad I did!
I used the BBQ sauce recipe from The Garden of Vegan and it was perfect.

The side dishes are quinoa and steamed broccoli with fresh lemon juice, sea salt and fresh-ground black pepper.

August 04, 2007

Fresh Market Veggies and White Bean-Eggpant Dip

I threw together the dip, I can't really remember what was in it.. but I think it was:
white kidney beans
pan-fried eggplant and zucchini
fresh minced garlic
some tahini
some italian seasoning

It wasn't amazing, but it was good with the veggies.

Baked Macaroni and Cheez

This is the "Baked Macaroni and Cheez" recipe from The Uncheese Cookbook. I added breadcrumbs on top because I had some, and instead of blending all of the red pepper I left some chunks. This is a cashew-based "cheese" sauce. Yum!


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