Odds are high that nearly everyone reading this blog besides my sister knows what VeganMoFo is, but if not, check out Isa's PPK blog post here. Jenny! I don't have as much internet access lately as I crave, but I will try to post daily, at least on weekdays.
I'm actually posting right now from the San Jose airport on my way back to Portland, so this will be a short post. I will try to give my future posts themes, and today's is "I miss my kitchen!". I've eaten well enough on my business trip, but going through my flickr photosteam earlier I saw this meal below and thought - dammit I want a homecooked meal!
Flax spaghetti with homemade purple basil marinara, navy beans, garlic bread and a sprinkle of homemade almond 'parmesan'.
I didn't have any great tofu while in Monterey, CA. There were two attempts - the tofu tacos below and Pad Kee Mow at a veg-friendly Thai restaurant earlier today. The tofu tacos were on the bland side and called for hot sauce, and the Thai tofu tasted a bit 'old'. Not inedible, but it's a certifiably sad sight when my plate is cleared with fried tofu on it.
The tofu tacos are a veganized entree from Hula's Hawaian restaurant in Monterey. They had a sign in the window mentioning "vegan and vegetarian" specials, but this option had to have cheese, slaw and aioli removed. There was another actual vegan option that was tempting me - a tofu bowl with plantains, beans and rice but it had a green curry cilantro sauce, and cilantro is sorta my enough. Really my enemy. I can only handle it when the flavor is melded in Indian food or some salsas, and that's never a guarantee for consumption.
Seasoned tofu soft tacos with rice and beans.
So as I was saying, if I have it in me, I'm cooking up some actual food tonight! Most likely I'll either fall asleep or grab take out, but I did bring back creminis, portabellas and japanese eggplant from the downtown Monterey farmer's market and they want to be cooked! I'm thinking early fall grilling.