Friday, June 22, 2007

Tofu Stir Fry, Soup & Italian Grilled Portabella Burger

I honestly have more meals to report, but our internet was down at home for a couple days, and it just didn't feel right not to make another post by the weekend.
For now, I'll share three meals, a big ole grocery trip and a cat.
I have some Yellowrose Recipes Lowfat Cookbook testing to report - herbed polenta - with a cherry tomato, basil and navy bean sauce I made three nights in a row (grilled and panfried) I liked it so much, but that will wait for now...

In case you missed it, check out Isa Chandra Moskowitz's recent Satya article for their final issue: "Vegan Culinary Activism in 10 Yummy Steps, where she gives a nod to Get Sconed! (don't mind the web address mistake, she knows). I'm freaking honored.
And more PPK news, brace yourself - Veganomican is set to be released October 28, 2007. I have actually tested 55 recipes myself, and that's not even half of them, for real. I have tags on some of them, but of course I forgot to do all of them. When did this post become primarily text?

Another stir fry with broccoli, tofu, cremini mushrooms, shiitakes, carrots, zucchini, cashews and sugar snap peas.
First I pan fried the drained and pressed tofu in a bit of sunflower oil and toasted sesame oil, and sprinkled it with crushed red pepper flakes. I remove it from the pan, and stir fried the vegetables and cashews with garlic, ginger, sambal olek, vegetarian mushroom oyster sauce, hoisin, tamari, toasted sesame oil, pepper, brown sugar, rice vinegar. As per veggiegirl's suggestion, I served it over quinoa~

Vegan yum yum tester - Velvetting Vegetable Soup, with navy beans

Italian influenced grilled portabella burger - with tomato/basil traditional bruschetta topping, roasted red peppers, greens, vegenaise and basil. The shroom was marinated in balsamic vinegar, olive oil, fresh basil, dried oregano and tamari.
On the side is what may have been my last local asparagus of the seasons, roasted with olive, oil, sea salt & fresh ground pepper.

A recent giganto grocery trip to Limbo in SE Portland and Trader Joe's. 50 cent organic cherry tomato pints at Limbo & again, giganto organic portabellas~
Though not local, $1.50 for a HUGE container of organic spinach, too.

Zelda says hi, by the way.

Alright, I'll be away on business for the next few days, starting tommorow morning, in Washington again (prentending to be a grown up?) - enjoy the rest of your weekend~

p.s. I finally posted the Stumptown Vegans review review for Teapot Vegetarian House review for Teapot Vegetarian House in Seattle, check it out if you're interested!
P.P.S. Webly and a couple of ours friends went blueberry, strawberry, raspberry and mulberry picking today and I am in pure sweet heaven.


Holler said...

Why do cats have to lie across something, usually something you are trying to read or use?

VeggieGirl said...

I'm so excited for Veganomican to come out - I'll definitely be on the lookout in October. Again, all the recipes look fantastic - I'm flattered that you mentioned my suggestion to serve the veggies over quinoa!! Sometime next week, I'll post my veggie-quinoa-tofu stir-fry picture on my (brand new!) blog. I can't wait to see what recipes you create with those berries you picked!! yum.

Carrie™ said...

I can't wait for the new cookbook! If your photos and reviews are any indication; it's a winner!! Stir-fry sounds delish.
Hi Zelda!

VeggieGirl said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my new blog!! I'll definitely be posting a new entry later today, so I hope you'll visit then :0)

I'm not sure about the brand of the ravioli - I ate it at the restaurant that is in my local Whole Foods, so I don't know if they made it from scratch or what. All I know is that it was REALLY good vegan artichoke ravioli, haha.

But when I make ravioli dishes at home, I use Rising Moon Organics brand. Hope that helps!

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maybepigscanfly said...

MMMM that portabella looks awesome!


KleoPatra said...

Hi Zelda!! So adorable.

Jess, what can i say? You keep posting the best stuff around. You're amazing and inspirational.

Anonymous said...

Veganomican looks like a great book!


SDGvegan said...

all of the pictures look great. I really want an Italian Grilled Portabella burger too!!

aTxVegn said...

What a nice mention from Isa for your blog! I'm so excited about the new cookbook. All your testers look awesome.

Cherie said...

Zelda - so beautiful and food looks great!

Kati said...

Hi Zelda! Can I pet your tummy?

Stirfry looks delicious, Jess. I read that Isa article and noticed the GS reference - way to go!

urban vegan said...

Zelda is your sous chef.

Yummy stuff as always. Congrats on the mention in Satya!

bazu said...

I'm loving catching up on your posts! First of all, congratulations on the Satya mention. Second of all, I'm so friggin' excited about veganomicon.

Village Vegan said...

I wish I could get affordable portabellas here.

I get the same tomatoes and soy milk at Trader Joes!

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