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Marinated Asian Tofu v2.0 and Cupcakes!

So I’ve been in the kitchen cooking like a fiend and can’t eat everything fast enough! I definitely eat better now and more frequently since dedicating myself to veganism and am having a blast trying out all kinds of new recipes. So first up is a salad I made for lunch to use up some of the tofu from the other night:

Grilled Tofu Salad

Grilled Tofu Salad

The dressing is what I like to call “Nooch Crack”! I’m telling you, it is addictive  – whenever I make a batch I find myself putting it on everything. Its proper name is Hollyhock Dressing and you can find the recipe here. Seriously, go make it, you won’t regret it…

Next up are vegan cupcakes – yes that’s right cupcakes! I’ve never been much of a baker because its always seemed restrictive to me (I don’t like to measure stuff) but these were actually really fun to make! They are Coconut Lime Cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World , of course. Here they are coming out of the oven:

Naked Cupcakes!

Naked Cupcakes!

 And here is one fully decorated (my first time!) 

Coconut Lime Cupcake
Coconut Lime Cupcake

Isn’t it adorable?! And OMG they taste so good – you can fool anyone with these – they taste just like those fancy boutique cupcakes that are all the rage, but they are better for you because they’re vegan. I had so much fun making and decorating these. I totally got a sugar buzz because I ate so much! One out of the oven because it was “ugly”, then had to try the frosting, then I messed one up because I’ve never used a decorating tip, then more frosting that oozed out of the bag… you get the picture. I think there is one right now in the fridge tht is less than perfect…

Marinated Asian Tofu!

Marinated Asian Tofu and Coconut Rice

Marinated Asian Tofu and Coconut Rice

Tonight for dinner I made Marinated Asian Tofu from Veganomicon . The inspiration came from this Get Sconed! post from several weeks ago. My tofu is not as pretty as Jess’ but its not bad for my first time grilling tofu. This recipe is quick, easy, and delicious. Just press your tofu, get the marinade going, chuck it all in a bag, and a little while later grill. I probably left it marinating for several hours because I got busy and almost forgot that I was making dinner! So the tofu really soaked up all the flavors and was fantastic.

I also made coconut rice – 2 cups of jasmine rice, 1 can of lite coconut milk, 2 cups of water, zest and juice of a small lime – put it all in the rice cooker and a little while later I had sweet, sticky, fragrant rice! The veggies are Trader Joe’s  frozen Soycutash. This whole meal was very flavorful and super easy to make.

So now that I’ve been trying to blog what I am eating I just want to say “THANK YOU” to all of the countless vegan blogs out there – this is hard work! Not only do you have to prepare the food THEN you have to place it attractively on a plate, try to get a decent picture before the food gets cold, and then you can actually eat your meal! And that all happens before you start the post…whew…it is great fun though and I can see why people enjoy it, I certainly am!

Now I have to go back to brainstorming about what I’m gonna prepare next…til next time.


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Los Angeleno. Vegan. Buddhist. Punk Rock. Local Food Reviewer. English Bulldog Lover. Searcher of the perfect vegan cheese, among many other things...

VeganMoFo 2009

veganmofo

I am participating in VeganMoFo 2009 which basically means that I will be posting a minimum of 5x a week for the month of October. I hope you enjoy!