Sunday, January 27, 2008

Classics

Some Veganomicon Classics..

I made my first Sloppy ANYTHINGs tonight - the Snobby Joes. I used a hot chili powder and red pepper instead of green - and while cooking and sitting I thought, man I am not going to like these, when I finally ate them, I totally did.
I'm sure I'll be eating these for lunch at least twice this week as well. I really like that they're made with lentils, because I rarely eat them, and that's not right.


Tofu Florentine - over paprika roasted red potatoes and steamed spinach. This is the second or third time I've made this. I use the broiled tofu sauce and do a baked tofu with it, since my oven is a bit off and I enjoy chewy tofu. I actually made baked 'broiled' tofu twice this past week. I like to add a teeny dab of Chipotle Yumm spread to the cheezy sauce, since Tommy's in love that stuff and we seem to often have the end of a jar in the fridge.


Quick, working with what ya have brunch - Diner style homefries with garlic, veggie sausage, mango and spinach with even more garlic.

Pumpkin Baked Ziti - I used whole wheat penne, added some roasted butternut squash cubes and used chopped shallots instead of onions. This is a half batch, and gave us one dinner and 3 or 4 lunches' worth. We could really see this doing well as a side dish at a fall or winter potluck.

Served with baby spinach and carrots splashed with white balsamic vinegar.

Roasted butternut squash with sea salt. I used the times from the Nomicon recipe, but not the spices. The leftovers are what went into the pasta above. I roasted half of a huge squash, and the other half is cubed and in the freezer.

And a goodbye to my No Sweats! It was time. These lasted me 3 years, and I wore them a ton. Who needs Converse?

13 comments:

Cherie said...

Every time I see your florentine picture, I want to try it, but I haven't gotten around to it yet! The spinach with garlic looks so good, too!

VeganFabulous said...

I made the florentine immediately after I purchased the book and looooved it!

Did you already replace your No Sweats?

the pleasantly plump vegan said...

the home fries look great

erica said...

I can't wait to try the snobby joes, even though I eat lentils incessantly :)

IMO, you can never have too many lentils, or too much cilantro! Mwaaaahaaaa! (ok sorry.)

funwithyourfood said...

3 years?? sounds like my kind of shoes :)

Ashasarala said...

I've only tried a tofu version of Sloppy Joes, but lentils sound so much better!

Speaking of old sneaks, I FINALLY bought a new pair of curduroy sneaks, after years of wearing the same old beat up ones. Hooray for new shoes!

VeggieGirl said...

ahh, classic, delicious dishes indeed - the roasted butternut squash is my favorite!!

wow, you really got proper use out of those sneakers!! R.I.P.!!

Crystal & Ryan - Café Cyan said...

Love the shoes...I used to wear my Vans down to holes too!

The tofu florentine looks wonderful!

-Crystal

Judy said...

I have to try the ziti, it looks so good.

I love lentils, but I don't eat them often either. That will change now :)

bazu said...

r.i.p. no sweats! good job!

It's been ages since I've had sloppy anything, and you've given me a major craving.

Christine said...

I made the pumpkin baked ziti last week and it was sooooo good. Though I admit, I am a sucker for anything with pumpkin. I didn't even think to add anything else to it, you've put the idea in my head now...

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

DAMN, can I come over?!

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