Monday, September 9, 2013
Vegan MoFo ~ Vegan Fried Green Tomatoes & Sauce, Sweet & Spicy Vegg Fried Rice, Chai Spices, & Furkids
Friday Night after work I decided to go get some Avocados at Aldi's (the best place to buy Avocado where I live - the freshest and the best price!) My sister wanted me to make Avocado Hummus for our Wildtree Event on Saturday. So I did just that. I also bought some white rice. I didn't have any at home. I usually use other rices - other than white rice - but once and a while I will use it - but didn't have any in my stash! So...now I do!
After buying just those three items I decided to go to The Hatch Patch - a local produce stand here in town. I ended up buying 2 nice sized Green Tomatoes! I have to admit I didn't grow up on Green Tomatoes! My parents were into various Red Tomatoes but not green. My husband LOVES Green Tomatoes. He grew up with them. The funniest part is - Hubby wasn't home most of this weekend and I ended up making these for myself! I think I have only ever had Fried Green Tomatoes maybe 2 or 3 times in my life. I guess I was feeling adventurous!
Anyhow...I made these Vegan Fried Green Tomatoes! Here is what I used to make them!
2 Green Tomatoes
Vegg - the equiv of 4 to 6 'eggs'
Vegan Bread Crumbs
About 4 T Wildtree Tzatziki Seasoning/Blend
Wildtree "Tuscan" Grapeseed Dipping Oil for pan frying
Vegan Mayo (like Veganese)
Frank's Hot Suace (or any other Hot Sauce)
I did try and use the left over "Vegg" mixture and try and 'fluff it up' to mock 'scrambled eggs' but it didn't work so hot.
So what I did was throw in the rest of the Green Tomatoes - diced - in with a half of green pepper, a half of a Scallion, some white Rice, and 2 Table spoons of Tomatoes soaked in Green Chilies.
I then pan-fried until gently brown. It turned out really good and I liked the sweet of the tomatoes and the spicy of the tomato/chili combo.
Speaking of SPICY...I received some Chico Chai Products I will be sampling and reviewing over at Sororitea Sisters at some point. Here is a bit of their Original Chai. I just really liked how it looked in the picture so I thought I would share it with you!
I've grown to LOVE Chai! The spices are quite good for you and have healing and in some cause detoxifying properties. But I will get into that another time.
I drink various types of tea thru-out the day!
Prior to taking this photo I cleaned Paco's eyes with Tear Wipes. I'm trying to use the rest of the wipes I have and will NOT be buying them again. I don't care for them. Yes, they are gentle, and Paco doesn't seem to mind them but I think there is a better way and a better product out there. I don't think the ones I am using are working very well. There is a product I have had my eye on over at my local herb store - I am not sure on the name but I am thinking I might try that next time. I believe it has a bit of Neem Oil in it.
I have lots more to share today so please visit back later as I will probably have another post or two up by then with more happenings from the weekend! In the meantime...let me know how your weekend was!