I will be taking a week or so off from blogging--I need to focus heavily on my studying responsibilities. Rest assured that I will be missing all your lovely blogs, and as soon as I get a chance I will catch up with every one of you! You are all very special people and I adore knowing you!
Before I sign off, I have some food photos that I want to share. Enjoy!
This is a recipe that I tested for Melody. Far East Spicy Tofu and Green Beans. My, this was delicious! The sauce was a complex balance between sweet, spicy, and savory, and the texture of the tofu paired well with the crisp green beans. Melody is quite a fabulous chef!
It was so lovely that I thought it deserved another shot...
I finally sucked up my fears and made seitan, using the Faux Chicken recipe in La Dolce Vegan. I was really amazed and intrigued by the whole process of making the seitan--a dough of wheat gluten and water is the stickiest substance I have ever encountered--and boiling it, watching it expand in the pot as it soaked up the broth. But it really was easy, and I don't know why I have been so reluctant to try it. It was very tasty--Bob thought so too, and he had never tasted seitan before. We just cut it up and cooked it like little "nuggets" and ate it with quinoa and a green salad. Next time perhaps I will try something a little more elaborate with it.
We had a fellowship lunch after church on Sunday, and I decided to contribute Red Bean Coleslaw from LDV. I used Sarah's "mayonnaise" recipe as well since I was almost out of Vegenaise... This dish was delicious and substantial. Since the theme of the lunch was a cookout, we took Boca burgers and Lightlife veggie dogs for ourselves. It was really nice, for a change, to be able to eat "normal" looking food along with everyone else (instead of just eating chips and salsa and a green salad with no dressing, as is often the case).
We took a trip to Bombay Cafe, our favorite restaurant. I didn't have my camera, but no worries--there were plenty of leftovers.
Bob got chana masala--hot and spicy and delicious, as always.
Mine was a dhal comprised of red and black lentils--I can't remember what it was called but it was quite spicy and heavy on the cardamom!
Guacamole, mmm. Modeled by Bob on a Trader Joe's veggie flax tortilla chip. Also yum.
More-ish Brownies from TEV. Dee-licious. Although I must say, being a fudgey brownie fan myself, I might prefer her brownies from Vive... but I don't know. Who can complain about brownies anyway?
With that, my friends, I bid you adieu. Just remember the Red River Valley... And I shall look forward to catching up with you all again soon!