Sunday, November 09, 2008

a tofu kind of weekend

I must have been craving tofu earlier in the week, when I planned our meals for this weekend. (Not a terrible thing to crave, in the end!)

Dinner Saturday night:
Curried Tofu from VCON, (baked in the oven this time instead of pan-frying -- and I definitely prefer the pan-fry method,) garlicky kale with balsamic vinegar, sliced fresh tomato, and garlic mashed potatoes with gravy.

Easiest veg gravy on the planet? Heat 1 tablespoon Earth Balance in a small saucepan until spattery. Whisk in 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour. Continue whisking and cooking until your roux turns a dark golden brown color. Whisk in 1 cup vegetable broth, and cook until thick. Salt and pepper to taste, and voila!

I hate to admit it, but I may never make Punk Rock Chickpea Gravy again. Sorry, Isa.

Dinner tonight:
Thai curry based on somebody's blog, based on a Cooking Light recipe. I added a wee bit of agave (because, in my opinion, Thai food should be sweet, salty, spicy, and sour all at the same time,) and a big spoonfull of peanut butter. Because all coconut curries need MORE fat, right?? We both also dribbled on a considerable amount of sriracha at the table.

I look forward to a four-day work week this week!! Woot for Fridays off!


Ricki said...

Mmmm. . .now you've got me thinking tofu, which I haven't had in far too long! Love the sound of that easy gravy, too :)

Leng said...

food looks great!

that is a super easy gravy. Mmmm...I love potatoes...

funwithyourfood said...

I WISH I had a 4 day work week.. boo
and your thai looks great.. everytime I eat coconut or fatty foods I just remind myself that technically T NEED fat to live right?? haha

Argus Lou said...

Looks healthy but delicious!
Coconut curries call for more chilli, that's what I say. (Coconut already has enough fat.) ;-)

Anonymous said...

Super yum! Your gravy recipe sounds a little like my last minute gravy, but I usually add some frozen sliced mushrooms. Yum.
I LOVE curries, and yes, I think they should be a little sweet and very spicy!

Rural Vegan said...

I never, ever get sick of tofu. Add mashed potatoes in and I'm in heaven!