Noodling Around

Posted on Tuesday 20 January 2015

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Tomato sauce peppered with basil and nutritional yeast, tofu grilled in worcester. Matriciani pasta which is a tube sliced lengthwise.

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More of those cookies, less oatmeal and more cocoa proportionally. A spoonful of yogurt to make a softer crumb.

12:15 pm
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Gritty Content

Posted on Monday 19 January 2015

grits
Grits, thanks for David McGimpsy’s inspiring love for them. I made it with salted water, but piled on some mushrooms cooked with rosemary and cheese beside the butter. Pretty nice.

blood orange
Blood oranges should be called sunset oranges. Let’s start doing that.

12:12 pm
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Tofu Tacos

Posted on Friday 16 January 2015

tacos
A curry powder and turmeric mixed in with the taco spice to up the anti-inflammation goodstuff. That cooked with onion and firm tofu. It made a soft contrast to the crisp shell with some tomato, spinach and cheese.

oatmeal chocolate chip
President’s Choice Chocolate Chip Cookie mix tastes not much like the cookie. So added oatmeal, walnuts and cocoa.

12:29 pm
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Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

Posted on Thursday 15 January 2015

vegan shepherd's pie
This is definitely a repeatable recipe. It comes from Dish N’ That. I changed it some to veganize and to not use roasted vegetables since I had none on hand and changed to use dried black trumpet mushrooms.

Cook together:
1 medium onion, chopped, cooked to translucent
4 small cloves garlic, chopped
Tamari
Olive oil
Paprika
Dried oregano, thyme

add:
3/4 of a 454 g package of firm tofu, drained, crumbled

Package of dried mushrooms, rehydrated*
1/2 an onion.

*reserve water to make onion-mushroom gravy with roux of olive oil and flour.

2 cups frozen corn kernels
1 1/2 cups peas (if frozen, defrost)
6 large carrots, boiled

2 large sweet potatoes, baked, mashed
Salt, pepper, to taste
Tbs almond milk

Lightly rub a casserole dish with some olive oil; layer the cooked tofu on the bottom.

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Add the mushroom-onion mix on top of that, then layer the corn kernels, peas and roasted carrots.

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vegan shepherd's pie
Mash the sweet potatoes with almond milk. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Spread the mashed sweet potatoes on top of the casserole

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Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven, covered, for about 20 minutes to finish heating through. Remove the lid and continue baking for another 15 minutes on grill until the top is browned.

Best on the second day as it firms up stable.

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Served with parsnips and arborio rice cooked mushrooms, chestnuts and a cup of red wine.

12:25 pm
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7 Grain

Posted on Wednesday 14 January 2015

7 grain cereal
Low on the learning curve, how do you make 7 grain cereal photogenic? Even the container doesn’t try. But 5 minutes from dry to bowl with cinnamon, walnuts, cashew milk and brown sugar.

chocolate coin
And the last of the Christmas candy.

12:33 pm
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Pho Sure

Posted on Tuesday 13 January 2015

bowl at the ready
Take Out vegetarian pho with fried tofu. 116 with vegetarian broth option.

fried tofu
Flavour.

pho
Tasty hydration.

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the basil stands alone
The basil stands alone.

12:11 pm
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Sick Days

Posted on Monday 12 January 2015

veggie soup
We know the kindest of people. Our neighbour brought us still warm soup, bread and fruit.

grapefruit
Grapefruit.

12:27 pm
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