Monday, October 8, 2012

Tofu Stir-fry

Sometimes I forget that a stir-fry is my best choice on a busy day when I haven't planned much. I threw this together quickly, especially since I had extra cooked rice on hand (Tip #2 of the day: always cook extra rice to get you through a few days!)

Tofu Stir-fry

2 cups cooked brown rice
1/2 cup sliced carrots
2 cups spinach
1 package firm tofu, cubed
soy sauce

oil of choice (used coconut oil today for extra flavor for the frying, and a little toasted sesame seed oil)

Heat your pan, then add oil to coat pan.
Add carrots, cook for a few minutes. Add the tofu and brown it. Add in rice. Top with spinach, stir it in until it wilts. Ready to eat!

And of course, this is the kind of meal you can just about any left-over to. Just cut them up to nearly the same size and put the denser ones in first so they can cook longer. You can also make this oil-free by frying in water, not oil.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Easy White Beans

I bought a pressure cooker earlier this year and I've been having a lot of fun with it. I had to be convinced that it would not fulfill my mother's stories of her mother exploding a pot in her kitchen.

Jill Nussinow, the Veggie Queen, has a great pressure cooker cookbook out and this is based on one of her recipes.

These days, however, I don't always follow recipes, but just throw in some soaked beans, the right amount of water, some veggie broth powder, some onions and garlic and there you go, you've got tasty beans. On this day I added some spinach at the end to wilt it and tossed it over some pasta.

Yes, this is where I get my protein. (One of the many places...)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Vegan MOFO

I missed the deadline to be in the official blogroll, but I'll try to get in sometime today. I promise to blog daily about something vegan. Keep in mind I have two other blogs about being vegan, so please be sure to tune in to the one you enjoy the most! Or all of them! The third, and newest blog is just now trying to get up and running. She's still in "construction mode" but I promise tons of fun things. I'm thinking the new blog will get the most new posts since I really want to get her going.

So this is me being vegan on the internet:

1. It's a Cookbook!
All about easy veggie meals for yourself or someone you wish to impress.

2. The Vegan Reduction Project,
All about lo-cal and low-fat vegan meals or plans. Trying to lose weight as a vegan.

3. The Retro Vegan Cooks,
This incorporates my new love of all things retro–from the 1950s, 60s and early 70s. Dishes from old cookbooks reincarnated into healthier (maybe) but definitely vegan dishes of today. Will include pictures of my retro finds, clothes, dishes, etc. This blog is still in its infancy, but with Vegan MOFO, I'm hoping it will really get a solid start!

And just in case you really want to see MORE vegan blogs, check out the official blog-roll here:

Vegan MOFO,

Or check out their Facebook page here:

Happy vegan eating and reading!