Monday, April 13, 2009

Weekend cooking

Here's some of the recipes that our weekend included, all of which happen to be vegan (well almost)...

Curried Tofu Sandwich

Curried tofu sandwiches are one of my favorite quick lunches or weeknight meals! I usually can make 3 sandwiches from each block of tofu. I save the extra curry paste in the fridge for up to two weeks for additional sandwiches, or a pot of my Thai Red Curry. From one can of curry paste I can make at least 5 sandwiches or pots of curry. If you don't like tofu, we use this same method for curried tuna or chicken salad sandwiches for Jeremy and they turn out great, we usually just add about 1 Tablespoon of mayo to the curry paste in that case.

-1 block firm or extra firm tofu
-2-3 Talbespoons red curry paste depending on level of heat desired (from can as pictured, I just like it better than the jarred kind, and it's cheaper, you can find it at some main grocers, but it's usually cheaper at Oriental grocers, less than $1 a can, so stock up)

-bread, I like 12 grain whole wheat

Drain tofu and mash with the bottom of the fork until it's ground up resembling the picture below.

Stir in 2-3 tablespoons red curry paste until incorporated. Layer tofu in between bread or pita pockets and serve.

Split Pea Soup

I made this recipe for Split Pea Soup that I've previously posted, but I left out the ham to make it vegan, well almost anyway. I still used chicken bouillion cubes because that's what I had on hand, and I'm really not that strict about eating vegan (I do still eat seafood, and do have dairy every now and then, even eggs in baked goods), but to really make it vegan you could easily substitute veggie broth or bouillion.

Baked Seasoned Russet and Sweet Potato Fries

-1/4 cup olive oil
-3 russet potatoes, peeled and sliced into fries
-3 sweet potatoes, peeled, and sliced into fries
-1 Tablespoon paprika
-1 Tablespoon garlic powder
-1 Tablespoon chili powder
-1/2 teaspoon onion salt

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In large tupperware container combine olive oil and spices. Add potatoes and shake well to coat. Place on greased baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes.


1 comment:

Kim M. said...

I have never had tofu but I would like to try it. I really like split pea soup too.