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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

The past few days

It was a busy weekend - soccer, study sessions (it's finals week for the kids), etc.

One night I made lavosh sandwiches for hubby and I. I spread the bread with "better than cream cheese", dijon mustard and smashed up avocado. Then put sliced tofurkey, thinly sliced tomatoes, pepperoncini and kalamata olives. I rolled it up and let it set awhile in the fridge - it turned out to be a great sandwich. I'll definitely make it again.

Sunday we went to a dinner party where they were serving traditional Persian food - lamb kebab and rice. So I made my vegan kebab (made with mushrooms, celery, walnuts, tofu, etc) and not only did we enjoy it but several of the other people tried it and liked it. I mean, no one would ever mistake it for lamb but it tastes good!

Last night I made calzone with a spinach and tofu "ricotta". I loosely based it on a recipe from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. I sauteed spinach with garlic and onion and added some nicoise olives, waluts, capers, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. I added this to crumbled tofu that was seasoned with some nutritional yeast, salt, pepper, lemon juice and basil. Alongside I made a greek salad and added the leftover kebab. For my greek salad dressing I use plain soy yogurt, red wine vinegar, a little olive oil, salt, pepper and granulated garlic. Tossed with romaine, olives, tomato, red onion, cucumber and tofu feta it makes a great salad.

Tonight was a busy night so we had a simple dinner - crunchy tacos, refried beans, sauteed corn and fresh mango. I usually make tacos with TVP or beans but tonight we used the Smart Ground taco and burrito flavor to keep it easy. We always have Mexican food on Tuesdays :-)

It started raining again today so I hit the cookbooks looking for soup recipes. This weekend I'm going to try the Palak Shorva- Curried spinach soup recipe from Fields of Greens. That's the plan anyway...we shall see.

5 comments:

Harmonia said...

Totaly love your place! I'm going to link you today! I saw you on Vegan lunch box!!! Glad I stopped over!

I'm at:
http://harmonia.blogsome.com

Anonymous said...

can i come over for dinner? sounds good! love, larissa

Harmonia said...

Hi again. Thanks for the visit, comments/compliments!

I hope to start doing more with TVP once it's available at a local herbs store. I've been getting into Miso and tahini-type things lately...too.

:)

Harmonia said...

Oh no! You took comments off your blog! I found one on the last entry on the page though, so I hope you get this! Everything looks wonderful as always! I will have to visit often for ideas!

My Thursday 13 are up!

http://harmonia.blogsome.com/2006/01/26/thursday-13-scrapbooking/

Harmonia said...

Thanks for visiting again. And for the comments! I hope you have a nice weekend!