Monday, May 11, 2009

No Shiitake, Not again.

It's not time for excuses.  I'm sure no one is actually bothered that I'm not posting my NYC food write up yet, except for my sister, who recently told me it was about time.

This weekend I made two tofu frittatas.  They were both easily gluten free and based on recipes that will be in Isa Chandra Moskowitz's very-upcoming Vegan Brunch cookbook.  I first tested one over a year ago - the Swiss Chard.  With frittatas, you don't have to worry about making or buying a crust (and feeling semi to officially ridiculous if you do buy the crust).  You basically take one pound of tofu, some vegetables, spices and a few other key ingredients, mush it all together in a pie pan, and bake away.  Here's a link to Isa's Sundried tomato frittata recipe from Vegan with a Vengeance.  I made the first of my two tofu dishes the night before and just popped it in the oven after work the next day to take warm to a gluten free birthday potluck.  

Frittata #1.
With shiitake mushrooms, tomato, rosemary, thyme, and spinach.

Frittata #2.

I brought this one to an Eat to Live themed dinner and felt like I should've had a little "VEGAN" or "TOFU" sign on it as I walked there, with it proudly in my hands.

And rounding out my weekend that included two more tea lattes from Sip, a perfectly creamy hemp and almond latte from Sweetpea.  Yes.

9 comments:

panda with cookie said...

I would love to see that NY food. And your fabulous potluck host, who sure is fun.

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

I always forget how much I like tofu frittatas until I see a blog post about one!

veggievixen said...

i wanna live in portland :(

love your food! i have yet to make a tofu fritatta or quiche!

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

I love that last picture, it invokes so many thoughts.

Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) said...

Mmm, you always post the best food!!

Bianca said...

OMG! I just ordered Vegan Brunch on Amazon and I can't WAIT for it to come in. I did the free super saver shipping though, so it'll take forever! Until then, I'll have dreams about these frittatas.

allularpunk said...

your frittatas look amazing, especially the spinach one!

Gabriele said...

I was worried there wasn't another NYC food post! Now I will be looking forward to it. I'm going to NYC and Boston this summer, so your posts have been inspiring for vegan spots to hit up.

Nanette said...

They both look great - I can't wait to get my hands on that book.