Friday, March 30, 2007

Peanut Coconut Grilled Tofu, Pasta, Savoury Blintz, Breakfast, Salad, whatever

I tolds ya they were coming! Random photos, that is.

Up first is a recipe I created for my upcoming veg/recipe column in my friend's magazine, Perpetual Toxins. It's a spicy peanut coconut grilled tofu steak, served over my first fresh chard leaf of the season from the People's coop. I just cut up the leaf with the tofu and smothered it in the sauce while dining.
If you're in New York, check it out! This, along with Asparagus, Almond and Basil fried rice will by in the May issue.

I picked up a pint of organic cherry tomatoes for a dollar not too long ago, and forgot about them at the peak of their freshness and ended up making a roasted sauce out of them, with garlic, fresh basil, sea salt, olive oil and crushed red pepper. I served it over tri colored pasta, with spinach, more basil and sliced olives, and topped it with homemade 'parmesan'. The dish was very loosely based on this recipe.

Savoury Potato and Mushroom filled blintz, a Veganomican/PPK test recipe. My batter wasn't exactly fresh, but topped with the test kitchen cheezy sauce, this was particularly tasty.
The best pancake I've made in a LONG time. In fact, the only truely edible one. I got rid of my old, square, teflon-y griddle when we moved, and picked up a fancy new crepe/pancake pan earlier this winter.
Learning to be super patient, greasing tips and knowing my electric stove, I finally had it down last weekend. This is a plain pancake, served with lightly cajun and salt and pepper spiced yam and red potato home fries and blood orange slices.

Why yes, I do eat salads. They're just often this boring, but check out the huge white mushrooms!

Blueberry chocolate chips bars - based on the VWAV raspberry bar recipe. I took these to a friends' house last week for a dinner, and I do hope (think) they enjoyed them. I know I thoroughly enjoyed the slightly-underbaked on purpose piece I had and know why this recipe is so beloved... By the way, last night I made another test batch of the honeyballs, this time with a chocolate glaze and oh, my. The recipe really is coming.

11 comments:

bazu said...

Swoon! I know I sound like a broken record, but everything you make is so yummy. I love the blueberry/chocolate combination in that last photo. That pancake looks divine. All of it!

Oh, by the way, thanks to your inspiration, I finally got off my ass and baked some pizza. Thank you!

Taylor said...

Hey,hey... how exciting! Writing for a zine.

Salads -and most of the stuff I eat - is boring. It's hard to make a salad exciting without making some ridiculous veggie/dressing combo. I prefer mine straight-up.

scottishvegan said...

Mmmmm… it all looks amazing! That pancake is fantastic! Is it really huge or just close up? I’m not sure…! And the blueberry chocolate chip bars sound great!

Village Vegan said...

Mmmm. That tofu looks like it would be right up my alley. I'm not usually much of a tofu fan, but I think I'll have to give something like that a try. And the pancakes look good too, and the yams, and and and.

Carrie™ said...

Everything looks and sounds so delicious, but what really got my blood racing was the last photo. Blueberries & chocolate! Awesome!

Mikaela said...

Everything looks so yummy, I love that swiss chard leaf. Congratulations on dominating the pancake :D

Wiebke said...

you are such an inspiration.

and i am moooooooooooving today!!! many (mostly baking, have to practice my skills) pictures soon.

see you very soon, can't wait to come to portland.

Cherie said...

That looks like one helluva pancake! :)

Kris said...

Amazing, especially the blintz and the bluberry chocolate chip bars! I haven't made those bars in a really long time...

Vicki said...

I like how you salvaged the cherry tomatoes! I'd love to try you peanut coconut tofu.

Briggitte said...

It seems like everybodys been making those cookie bars and raving about them I guess that means im going to have to make some myself.

I just made my own vegan food blog with a friend you should stop by sometime!

http://veganeatz.blogspot.com/