Monday, July 8, 2013
Lots of Vegan Foods - Hobo's, Bean Dishes, Sauces, Mac N Cheese, Snacks, Side Dishes, and Experiments!
1/2 C Tahini, 1/3 C Hot Sauce, 1/4 C Water, 2 heaping tablespoons of Nutritional Yeast, 1 Clove Garlic.
It was totally yummy! Spicy but cheesy! YUM!
On the 4th of July my husband and I just stayed home - which was rare - but nice! He's been wanting to do some grilling but it's been so rainy here this season that it has been hard. We did get a little bit in that day, tho! He is a fan of what he calls "Ho Bo's" and I have always done a Veggie version with a veggie burger but I wanted to try it with Tofu! That is what I did here! This is the BEFORE photo. It has Potatoes, Mixed Veggies - Corn, Carrots, Green Beans, Onion, Tofu, Cabbage, Earth Balance, Wildtree Rancher Steak Rub. I have to say I was very excited with the way it turned out!
Here is the AFTER photo! I do like "crispy" and "crunchy" edges on mine! YUM! The one side of the tofu turned out a bit better than the other but the flavor was just what I hoped it would be! I'm looking forward to doing it again soon!
I think I forgot to take a photo of the Brown Rice Side Dish I did that day! Oops! It was basically Brown Rice with Carrots and Onions and I used a now discontinued Wildtree Product called Asian Potsticker, I believe.
This has the following in it:
2 T Earth Balance
1/2 T Dijon Mustard
1/2 T Yellow Mustard
1/2 T Hot Sauce
2 T Flour (I used Bob's Red Mills All Purpose)
3 T Nutritional Yeast
1/2 C Almond Milk (or more to taste/consistency)
2 slices of Toffuti Mozarella Vegan Cheese Slices
Small handful of Daiya Cheddar Shreds
Handful of Rice Crumbs
This next photo I have done a few variations of before but thought it was still a tasty mention. Pecans with Hemp Seeds/Hemp Hearts. All I did was a little Maple Syrup with Cinnamon and Nutmeg and Raw Cane Sugar.
Another Quick and Easy dish I did this past weekend was a chickpea side. Many of you know how I LOVE chickpeas! For this one here are the ingredients:
3 T Apple Cider Vinegar
1 T Bragg's Liquid Aminos
1 tea Dijon Mustard
1 T Tahini
3 T Water
2 C Chickpeas
1/4 C Parsley
Splash of Balsamic
I also used up the rest of the lentils I had on hand over the weekend! I must get more! Especially after making this with it! It was so GOOD!
2 C Cooked Lentils
1 Stalk Celery
2 T Minced Parsley
2 T Lemon Juice
1 tea Miso
1/4 C Roasted Sunflower Seeds
It was totally YUMMY!
1 C Wild Rice (cooked)
1/2 C Wheat Berries (cooked)
Grapeseed Oil as needed (I used Jalapeno for a kick!)
2 T various Herbs (I used Wildtree's Opa! Seasoning)
1 Clove Garlic
1 tea Dijon Mustard
1 T Rice Wine Vinegar
About 10-ounces of Mushrooms
This turned out pretty good, too! I like to call it Chewy Wheat Berries and Rice. I planned for a good portion for my lunch today but I also saved a little bit to try yet another experiment on! Veggie Burgers! I added Bread Crumbs to them and formed a patty and did them on stove top. The flavor was nice but it still broke apart a bit. Next time I will take Opal's Advice and BAKE them!