Thursday, February 23, 2006

Cats and spinach and dinner.

Zelda's not quite photogenic, but here she is with her favorite green, spinach. It was the best when we discovered her picking spinach off our plates..probably over a year ago, if not longer.

I bought string beans this past weekend so I could have one less reason *not* to make the maple mustard potatoes and string beans in VWAV, but alas, my friend is borrowing my I decided to do my own maple mustard string beans and base it off a couple recipes I googled.
  • string beans
  • 1 tablespoon organic mustard
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • dashes of sea salt & pepper
I boiled the string beans for 4 minutes (I don't like very soft stuff!), and whisked all the remaining ingredients except for the sea salt & pepper. When the beans were done, I drained them and put them in a small bowl. I poured the marinade on top, and added a dash of sea salt, pepper and a small sprinkle of black sesame seeds. In the future, I'll marinade this longer and try roasting it..along with giving the VWAV recipe a try. Still very testy, and boiled veggies was a nice change.
I also cooked homefries with spike, crushed garlic, olive oil, pepper and sea salt. The sandwich was on the potato bread, and contained roasted red peppers, baby spinach, tempeh bacon, vegenaise and nayonaise. On the side, some fresh mango.

Question: what's your favorite way to cook tvp?


Harmonia said...


Great pictures! I think the lil one is quite photogenic! :)

I just posted about the 3 kinds of hummus I made with a strange question at the end when you have time to swing by.

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Thanks Harmonia! I replied on your blog~

mishka said...

aw - my kitty used to love spinach - she even used to meow for it - but she's over that phase and won't eat it now :(

I love your site!

EatPeacePlease said...

Your kitty's a cuteness! My kitty likes anything and freaks out and goes crazy (meowing, dancing, etc) for soy ice cream and yogurt. Weird. When he was a kitten, he climbed up my body, and dove from my shoulder into a bowl of spaghetti sauce! He loves everything! I know most cats like chickpeas too (it's the proteins, I think)

Danielle said...

Your kitty is very photogenic. My cat goes nuts when I break out the Soy Delicious. I also mentioned that she went nuts for the mushroomy sauce of this salisbury tempeh I once cooked. And she likes to eat teeny bits of potatoes with Earth Balance and will somtimes eat tofu.

MsJamie said...

I found your post when I was googling to find out if spinach was okay for cats to eat. I figured it was, but thought it best to make sure. Since one of mine jumped up on the counter and stole a piece out of my salad last night LOL. He loved it!

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