Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Some Things Vegans Eat - the Tofu edition

I am a tofu-loving vegan.  We now make our own (wonderful, amazing, fabulous) tofu for about 20 cents a block, but even when we were buying tofu it was still heaps cheaper than animal proteins.  And much more versatile.

 Tofu cut into strips, marinatd in some kind of soy sauce concoction, and then stir fried with veggies makes a quick and summery meal -- perfect for the warm weather we've been having lately.

I don't mind my tofu rather bland, however.  This was not marinated, but did have some kind of sweet chilli-style sauce on it.  

 Who can go past a tofu scramble for brekky?  Tofu, grated carrot, spices and tomato served with toast is hearty and healthy and a perfect way to start the weekend.

These were really yummy spanikopita-inspired pastries.  A filling of tofu, silverbeet and mushrooms wrapped up in puff pasty and shaped in various ways.  I remember making the dipping sauce -- a squeeze of mayo, a squeeze of tomato sauce, a squeeze of sweet chilli, a spoon of mustard, a spoon of tahini... Surprisingly, it worked and was a delicious dip for the tofu & veggie filled pastries.


aimee said...

Looks delicious, Theresa. Thank you for the ideas!

Hannah said...

Would you believe I *still* have never made a tofu scramble, despite loving the idea of it and having meant to for the past two years?!

You put my to shame with your tofu magnificence. Sigh.

dreaminitvegan said...

Wow 20 cent tofu, that's awesome!
All of your meals look delicious as always.

Vaala ◪ said...

I love tofu. It is awesome and I agree, I also like my tofu quite bland too. There's many a time I just fry up slices of it with just a bit of oil.

textual bulldog said...

Yum, this all looks amazing! And .20 cent tofu? Yowza, that's worth the cost of the soymilk maker right there! You're officially my DIY hero :)

Vegan ninja said...

Hi Theresa, this is not food related. A good friend of mine would like to go to Australia to get her Ph.D in antropology. I undertand you got your Ph.D in something related to antropology, would you mind to help her with some inquiries? She has a masters in history and a bachelor in etnohistory. Thanks