Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Double Takes

Andy and I are creatures of habit, and if we like something quite a lot we tend to re-create it.  Thus, we have had several meals recently which caused a bit of deja vu...

One night we endeavoured to make a version of baked beans similar to those served at Naked Espresso.  The obvious companions to baked beans, in our minds, were scrambled tofu and toast.  Hearty, tomatoey and slightly spicy beans accompanied by veggie-licious scrambled tofu and morish nuttelexed toast.

And the next week, we did the exact same thing, with black beans instead of cannelinis and slightly different veggies.  The result was equally delicious.

One uninspired afternoon while grocery shopping in Woolworth's we inspected a box of frozen vegetable spring rolls and found that they are vegan -- they've even got TVP inside.  So we got a box.  We also picked up a pack of sweet chilli tofu nuggets, reduced to clear.  And with some brown rice in the fridge, we made Japanese Rice Balls.  The result was a delicious plate of little snacks that left us feeling more than satisfied.

But we only used half the box of spring rolls, so obviously we would have another, similar dinner.

This time, with garlic bread-stuffed tomatoes and beetroot & sweet potato wedges.  Though the photo kind of suxors, the food itself was amazingly delicious.
My only complaint with the spring rolls is they are bloody hot when they come out of the oven! I waited a good 10 minutes and still burnt my mouth.

Edited, because I'm a dweeb and posted the wrong photo.  Here is the one I originally posted, of the fu-scram.  Obviously this is gnocchi, garlic bread and corn fritters -- NOT tofu scramble.  This has been fixed!

8 comments:

nora said...

what were those veggie patties in the top pic?

Theresa said...

Ah, Nora, I'm a bit silly and put up the wrong photo. They are corn fritters, which I have blogged about http://travelingvegan.blogspot.com/2010/02/frittering-away-summer.html

I've fixed up the photos now, thanks for pointing that out!

Stef (More to Life Than Lettuce) said...

i love those rice ball things! so good!

Mihl said...

I miss spring rolls! I've nver seen a vegan version over here. Those rice balls look delicious.

Hannah said...

Garlic-bread stuffed tomatoes sound so lovely and beyond anything I've ever considered (mother is allergic to tomato and wheat, for one!). And Im a sucker for tofu scrambles, mostly I think because I'm yet to make one! :p

Vaala said...

I got a bit confused over the pictures the first time I saw this post! Makes much more sense now! Everything looks so delicious especially the Japanese Rice Balls. How do you make them?

Bianca said...

Yum! Now I'm craving baked beans and scrambled tofu!

The Vegan Snorkeler said...

Everything looks so delicious! I loved Naked Espresso when I was in Newtown. I miss having Bonsoy in my latte.