Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A Few things I've eaten in the past couple weeks:


On Valentines day Joelle came over and I made breakfast for us. I was complaining about how I wanted to go out for breakfast but I don't really have that option now do I? Most Las Vegas restaurants aren't vegan friendly. SO, I made Pancakes from Vegan Yum Yum (I added in a tbsp of wheat germ to the batter.) , my own breakfast tofu and Tempeh Bacon from one of my favorite cookbooks: Vegan with a Vengeance.


Then for lunch on Valentines day we made fried tofu/avocado/cucumber sushi! It wasn't the prettiest that I've made, cearly but they tasted so goooooood.


I love rice, I love sushi, I love nori. These were very plain but i liked them. Dipped them in a little soy sauce and I had a nice little snack. Notice my flower cucumbers.


This is what I had for breakfast today. Was SO good. Everything bagel with tomato slices, fresh garlic spinach I cooked for a very short time and red pepper hummus as the spread. My roommate is going to kill me hen he see's I've been eating his hummus after I complained that he wasn't buying the best brand.

Speaking of "The best brand", My favorite Tofu to buy is now:


If you haven't tried it, you should. I usually use this for when i need an EXTREMELY FIRM tofu. This is the most firm tofu that I can find. Tastes very good too. I don't usually like tofu straight but this one I could have right out of the package. I'm sure some of you won't agree with me but OH MAN!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

BBQ Black Bean Burgers

Not the best pictures because I was HUNGRY! But, they're very good eats.

These were quite good! I la-la-la-looooove black beans. I always have black beans on hand. Probably one of my favorite foods of all time. They're so versatile! I have toyed around with making black bean burgers for some time and I think I have it down! You don't even really need condiments with this recipe. Maybe a little Vegenaise on the bun. Of course tomato and lettuce goes perfectly. A food processor comes in VERY handy for this recipe. I've tried it without and it just didn't come out right.

You'll Need:
1 regular sized can of black beans
2 slices of bread (potato bread works great with this)
3 stalks chopped green onion
3 cloves minced garlic or 1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp sea salt
1 - 1.5 tbsp of your favorite BBQ sauce

First drain and rinse your black beand and put them into the food processor. you want to chop your beans but not too much. Leave some beans whole and be sure not to over chop. Put your beans into a large bowl. Then take your 2 slices of bread and tear them into pieces and blend them into crumbs. Add the bread to the bowl. Now hand chop your onions and toss them into the bowl. mix the contents loosly, don't squish the beans. You want the mixture to look crumbly. Get your hands in there and mix well. Now add your garlic, salt and bbq sauce and mix again, making sure not to squish the mixture. The bbq sauce with make the patties stick together. Fry them up with a little olive oil and you're good to go.

I have never made these baked so I am not sure how they'd come out baked. Probably just as amazing! I am sure there are other bean burger recipes out there that involve a lot more time and effort, but these are quick, simple and very tasty.