Wednesday, January 31, 2007

a chilly kitty and tofu X2, plus a P.S.

First, I assume Oliver must have been cold today, because he spent most of the afternoon camped out in front of the radiator. If I had been him, I would have been majorly overheated, but I guess he was happy!

Next, here's what I had for dinner sometime last weekend . . . one of my many "cheater" meals, consisting of buckwheat soba noodles tossed with "special peanut sauce" (peanut butter, tamari, ginger, rice vinegar, and a splash of sesame oil, warmed, with a little bit of water to thin it out,) pan-fried tofu cubes, and steamed broccoli.

Last, here's a repeat of mashed potatoes with (leftover, from the freezer) Punk Rock Chickpea Gravy, and roasted veggies and tofu:
(My eyes were more than a little bigger than my stomach . . . I saved about half the veggies for another day! Oh well.)

It's been a busy day -- five loads of laundry and several mountains of dishes later, I'm ready to relax for a while . . . !

P.S. I also made some soup tonight, but it's absolutely nothing to look at, which is why there's no picture here. It's not the best soup I've ever made, nor is it the worst, but it tastes pretty good. Chickpeas, green beans, green peas, onion, garlic, olive oil, veggie broth, tumeric, lemon juice, and parsley. (Oh yeah, and salt and pepper, of course.)


Anonymous said...

I think Oliver has the right idea--it is cold outside! He is such a cute cat.

The food looks great! Did the chickpea gravy freeze okay?


Catherine Weber said...

Courtney, yep, the gravy froze just fine. I needed to add a little water to thin it back out, but otherwise it tastes great!

Anonymous said...

I'd probably be curled up with Oliver but I get cold easily. I like the soba noodle dish. It looks simple and quick!

madeinalaska said...

soba noodles are soooo comforting aren't they?
cuty-pie cat has the right idea!

Carrie™ said...

Oh, everything looks tasty! I've got to try that chickpea gravy. And the fact that it freezes well is a plus.
**Oliver is adorable!

bazu said...

I love the look of that soba dish. I have a 20-pack of soba in the pantry right now, b/c when it comes to noodles, I can be a bit of a hoarder!

Poor little chilly Minnesota kitty. He's so cute!

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

i'm eyeing the mashed spuds w/gravy & veggies -- that looks perfect! good tip on freezing the punk rock. ollie is sooo adorable! :o)