It's Foodie Friday! Foodie Friday is my weekly feature that gives you a window into my kitchen. I love to cook, I love to eat, I love to read cookbooks, and I love to inspire people to give vegan food a chance. Thus, Foodie Friday was whipped up and baked to perfection.I didn't do a ton of special cooking this week. We (well, I) have been tired from staying up late to watch the Olympics--really, NBC? Figure skating at 11 p.m.?--and I just haven't been feeling like slaving over a hot stove. Barefoot. NOT pregnant.
Luckily for me we had a ton of leftovers from previous chef-ing sessions and we splurged on some Subway footlongs the other night (that's what she said).
Here's what I've been making recently:
Creamy orange smoothies (from Robin Robertson's 1,000 Vegan Recipes). This tastes like an orange Creamsicle! Jason looooved it.
I also made another fruit smoothie, this time of my own creation. I didn't take a picture, but it looked about the same as Mr. Creamy Orange right there. Try it for yourself:
1 large ripe banana
1 1/2 cups frozen pineapple chunks
1/2 cup coconut milk
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Add more coconut milk if your blender needs it, or use part soy, rice, or almond milk for a lighter coconut flavor.
This week's showstopper is General Tao's tofu. When I found this recipe while blog-hopping recently, I knew immediately that I had to make it. Jason and I love Chinese food, but we haven't been able to find a takeout place that we like since we've moved to California. We seem to have the worst luck with Chinese restaurants. We tried so many in Massachusetts, and when we finally found one we liked, it closed soon after! We miss our favorite place in Virginia Beach.
The process of preparing the tofu is labor intensive, but I doubled the recipe, so that was my own fault. All that work was worth it though--this is SO GOOD. Way better than any Chinese tofu dish I've had here in California.
And who's that in red in the corner of the picture? It's one of the pairs of chopsticks that my bloggy BFF Jamie sent me! It was a complete surprise and made my whole week--especially when I got to use them to eat something so delicious. Thank you, Jamie!