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Brunch served by…the soup n@zi?

Posted in asparagus, Brunch, Dessert, Recipe, Tofu, Veganized on June 3, 2010 by Danni

Yep. I call myself the soup nazi. Because I love soup. And if you eat meat at a meal when I make soup then…NO SOUP FOR YOU! But you’re all good and deserve to try this recipe from Happy Herbivore for Red Lentil Curry Soup. It’s really delish. Just spicy enough…they’re just so perfectly balanced, and the soup itself is nice and creamy. And simple. And FAT FREAKING FREE! Could it be much better? I think not. Now go and make this soup. Now. So says the soup nazi.

Now yesterday I promised a picture and recipe for the strawberry shortcake. And THANKFULLY mum went to the supermarket and picked up some more berries, so here’s the food porn to go with the recipe!

And the recipe:

Make your biscuits. In the meantime, either just place your strawberries in a bowl with the sugar to release the juices, or do the whole saucepan thing so create a juicy-saucy constancy thingy (I’m just so descriptive…)

And what else is the soup nazi serving for brunch? Why, none other than a vegan version of the old brunch favourite eggs over asparagus! Now commence drooling:

Ingredients to serve one

  • 4 oz asparagus, steamed (weigh then steam)

Scrambled Tofu

  • 1/4 block of firm tofu, pressed
  • a few pinches/shakes of: garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt, turmeric, curry powder
  • 1 tsp nooch

Mustard Sauce

  • 1-2 tbs yellow or dijon mustard
  • 1.5 tsp nooch
  • garlic and onion powder, to taste
  • a pinch of salt
  • water to thin

Directions:

Prepare your sauce (just stir together and set aside). Steam your asparagus. In a small skillet (nonstick or cast iron), crumble your tofu over medium heat. Let it brown a little. Add your spices (not the nooch yet) and maybe a little water if it looks too dry. Lower heat to low and add your nooch. Scramble til everything is nice and combined and not all grain-y like. Remove from heat.

To Assemble:

Place your steamed asparagus on a plate. Top with your scrambled tofu and then top that with your mustard sauce. Eat!! It’s super yum.

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Cookbook no-go, plus vegan junk food! What a combo!

Posted in Dinner, Recipe, Veganized on February 22, 2010 by Danni

So guys, I got out again. I went to the bookstore looking for Vegan a GoGo thinking that it would actually be in stock. But guess what? It wasn’t. Has anyone else ever noticed how unorganized Barnes and Nobel is? Or is it just the one I go to…oh well. I’m ordering it online now. *laughs* I guess it was an okay day. I had only one break-down thinking that I couldn’t eat. Got over that…thankfully. But still, it was pretty bad. Like you want to hear that though, right? Right. Onto the vegan junk food part! Woot! Has anyone ever heard of the loverly Canadian dish called poutine? Well basically it’s french fries drenched in gravy and cheese curds. My first experiance with it was once in Ontario on my way home from Stratford at a rest stop…(it was Wendy’s…) I had a bite of my friend’s (note- this was when I wasn’t a vegan. It was years ago). So for some reason this idea popped into my head the other day…vegan poutine! It’s super simple. Here’s what I did:

Vegan Poutine:

  • 4-5 medium potatoes, cut like french fries
  • salt (to taste)
  • garlic powder (optional…or any preferred seasonings.)
  • 1/2 cup vegan gravy (I used the recipe from Happy Herbivore, but use your favourite)
  • 3 oz vegan mozerella/monterey jack cheese, cubed

Pre-heat your oven to 400F. Slice your potatoes and lay out on a greased cookie sheet. Season to your liking. Bake your fries for 30 minutes, stirring once half way through. When done, move your fries to a casserole dish and set aside. Now prepare your gravy. Take 1/2 cup of the gravy and pour over the fries. Next cube your cheese and sprinkle evenly over your fries and gravy (it doesn’t have to be totally covered). Set your oven to broil, and pop your casserole dish under the broiler until your cheese starts to melt and bubble a little. There should should still be cubes, but I suppose you could have your cheese as melty as you want it. Now serve!

I didn’t have any of this tonight (this was when I was having a bit of a mental break-down…) But everyone in my family liked it, and said that they would request it again! So it’s a keeper. 🙂 Plus I had an excuse to use my new casserole dish! hahaha….

Oh, and I forgot. I had more good news yesterday that I forgot to tell you all…I forgot to say that I was just accepted into my first college that I;m thinking of transferring to next semester! Woo! No more community college!!! Now I’m just waiting to hear from FIT, but that won’t be until March when they send out acceptance letters. I shall keep you posted on that.

Just a question for you all, especially very active people…have your feet ever swollen up? Like really bad? If so why, for how long, and how do you stop the swelling? Because for the past week my feet have been terribly swollen and I don’t know why…helps?