Friday, May 18, 2007

Cats and cookies: A Simple Post

Let's start with Zelda, guarding a box of cookies that a fellow ppker, Jen, sent me as part of a cookie swap...

'Raw' coconut cookies! Fantastic.

It's been a while, so I made a batch of tempeh bacon a couple days ago.
Tempeh bacon sandwich with vegenaise, yellow tomato, lettuce, avocado and a side salad.

Whole chickpea hummus, tahini, chili sauce, wheatberry and roasted asparagus salad in a whole wheat pita from the downtown farmer's market. This was so much better than I thought it would be - so satifying and wholesome.

Bryanna Clark Grogan's Breast of Tofu, pan fried. I actually like the baked version better in the following photo, less greasy to me, but both are great! Marinading is key with this dish.
I tried it at her and Julie Hasson's lovely Soy demo at Vegfest, and just had to make it myself that night! I look forward to making some more and having it cut up over salads this summer.


The breast of tofu, in sandwich, served with crispy cajun yam fries.


Tonight, I make a coconut creme pie. Have a relaxing weekend, folks!

18 comments:

b36Kitchen said...

you get a box of coconut cookies and are now making a coconut cream pie i'm in envy heaven!

JENNA

Holler said...

Did Zelda try a cookie (which, by the way looked beautiful sitting in that pink tissue paper)? My cats are always curious when I am cooking, but don't always want to try. I have one cat, Beaker, who will try most things, it's odd!

erica said...

Wow, raw cookies in the mail, in the cutest box this side of Tokyo. Coconut, no less. I'm jealous.

As usual, everything looks awesome.

bazu said...

Awww, kitty protecting cookies! That is so adorable. And the cookies look fantastic- remind me to participate in the next ppk cookie swap!

springsandwells said...

ooooh, that whole chickpea hummus sandwich looks amazing. I could gobble one of those up right now!

Also, I love that breast of tofu. I always make the baked version and I love it so, so much. Maybe I should make it again - now you got me thinking!

shaun.marie said...

I couldn't resist and made the breast of tofu the other day, too. It was really tasty oven-baked!

Taylor said...

"Me weigh 4000 pounds. Cannot pick me up and have cookie. Mine."

aTxVegn said...

Those cookies look terrific and I love the idea of whole chickpea hummus!

karla said...

mmmm...tofu boobs....(sorry, i had a relapse into my younger days when we thought it was funny to say chicken boobs instead of chicken breast)...i loved that sample the best at the demo.
ok, so you made coconut cream pie and you didn't call me yet to take a piece off your hands?
so rude, jess, so rude.....

Bliss Chick said...

Your blog always makes me hungry!

Urban Vegan said...

Don't mess with Zelda...or those cookies. Can you blame her for being so watchful?

Those yam fries look yam-tastic.

Megan the Vegan said...

everything looks great...but I have to say that I'm looking most forward to the coconut cream pie!

Kati said...

Two of my favorite subjects. Does it get any better than cookies in the mail??

Show us the pie!

Maria said...

I have fond memories of Zelda...

Mikaela said...

Whole chickpea hummus sounds really interesting :) Great kitty pic!

Vegan_Noodle said...

If you're interested and have time, I am "tagging" you to write 7 random things about yourself. Seems to be going around the vegan blogs lately. No big deal if you're not interested!
Yummy looking cookies!!

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Little doubt, the dude is completely fair.