Sunday, June 24

Beware! Huge post ahead!

Yup, to make up for my lack of frequent posts, I thought I better make this post big. I have been cooking and taking pictures of everything, I just haven't gotten around to blogging.

Anyway, this is another one from Alternative Vegan. It's banana bread, and it was delicious.
Have I mentioned how much I love living next to a huge oriental supermarket? If not, I do. It's even open on a Sunday, so I popped in there and got some abura age (tofu pouches) and stuffed them with some sushi rice. It was loosely based on the recipe from Japanese Cooking. They were really delicious and the rice stayed inside the pouches really well. The dipping sauce is Teriyaki.
The next night we had something else from Japanese Cooking, the Crispy Fried Tempeh. It's basically tempeh marinated in soy sauce, mirin etc and then dredged in some flour and fried. I served it with wholegrain rice and topped it off with a little teriyaki sauce. I'm totally digging the teriyaki sauce these days. To be honest, I found this meal a little bit on the salty side, but Gary loved it so, meh.
Next up we have the Hungarian Potato Paprikash from Please Don't Feed The Bears. It's basically a whole load of vegetables chucked in a pot. I baked it in the oven for a while too, to let the potatoes crisp up a bit. Its was really tasty and comforting.
The next night we stuck with Please Don't Feed The Bears and made the Taco Thrasherole. It was kinda like a chilli casserole. There are more tortilla chips on the bottom. I thought it was great, but Gary thought it was too spicy, but he is a spice wimp.
This is something we had for lunch during the week. It's a soba noodle salad from Japanese Cooking. It was good, but we both found it far too oily.
Finally, we have a bit of a product review. I'd seen this tofu ravioli before, but it was really expensive and I couldn't bring myself to buy it in case we didn't like it. So when I saw it 20% Gratuit, I snapped it up!
Here it is cooked. We really enjoyed it! The tofu filling could have been a little more flavoursome, but it's fine for a cupboard standby when you can't be bothered cooking.
That's all! I've started planning my meals on a Sunday. As sad as it sounds, it saves us money if we buy all the food at once, instead of nipping to the shops for this or that. It also saves a lot of hassle, and if I have something written down I will actually make it, instead of eating rubbish!


healthnut said...

Yum! All the food looks delicious. Where can you get that tofu ravioli stuff? I'd love to try it.

Lelly said...

I got it in the Grassroots Organics shop in Glasgow, but I've seen it plenty other places. I'm sure there must be other brands too.

Tofu Mom (AKA Tofu-n-Sprouts) said...

Wow. I just found your blog and it's so interesting to see what vegans in other countries eat. My Mom is vegan ( ) but I'm not... at least not yet. Reading blogs like yours really inspire me to keep being more that way though.

~~Veggie Barbie Girl

Tofu Mom (AKA Tofu-n-Sprouts) said...

OK, now you'll think we're spammers or something... I swear we're not.

Sorry to confuse you even more, but the above ^^^ post was made by my daughter who has her OWN blog ( ) and she was SUPPOSED to be posting under HER name, but obviously she was messing around under MY sign-in name.

If that makes no sense, I apologise.

Oh, and I like your blog too, by the way, I'm glad my daughter found it!

Lelly said...

You too are really cute! Aww! And of course, thanks for the love!