Wednesday, October 22, 2008

VeganMoFo – Sunday Dinner on Tuesday


You may recall that my Sunday dinner had to be put on hold. I had marinated some tofu steaks to grill and made an Asian Pesto to go with it. Last night I finally got to put the meal together. First I grilled the tofu on the outdoor grill. It turned out perfectly.



I made a Snow Pea Slaw by mixing together a bag of broccoli slaw, grated daikon, bean sprouts, and blanched snow peas, and used Litehouse Sesame Dressing.


I made the best fried rice too. When I prepared the tofu for grilling, I set aside some of the tofu to scramble to add to the rice. Do you all do this already or did I come up with something novel? I’m not sure if the scrambled tofu or the 365 brand teriyaki sauce made the fried rice so good, but it was really really delicious.


Naturally Chase didn’t have time to come eat, so I packed it all up for him to take home. I found a clean Pei Wei takeout container for the tofu. Eight pieces stacked in there nice and snug. I bagged up some slaw and packed up a big container of the rice. (Yes, I know Chase is spoiled.)



I took the opportunity to test another recipe for Ricki so Chase could have a treat. I made her Ultra Fudgy Brownies, which really live up to their name. Guess what – they are sensational, like every other recipe I’ve tested. I was smart and made them in a carry away foil pan so I wouldn’t eat them all. I remembered to give Chase the pesto too.



Yes I did have a piece of that brownie!



Mmmmmmmmmmm. Now I have a fun project to work on which I will share with you later, and I should be able to peek in on all your blogs later this evening.

20 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Hooray for the return of Sunday Dinner!! :0)

Ultimate Fudgy brownies!??!?!?! Oh man, Ricki's recipes are just too divine.

Can't wait to read about your fun project!!

Destiny's Vegan Kitchen said...

That rice!

Vegetation said...

Yum! I'll have some fried rice! (and while I'm at it some of that brownie too~double yum).

Veg-a-Nut said...

No worries, us mom's have all the rights in the world to spoil our children. I sent a huge freezer bag of RFD seitan and seitan sausages with Brandie today. Yep she is spoiled too! Can't wait to get the new cookbook. DH will love those brownies. I think you did create a new dish, I never thought to put tofu in my fried rice. Cool!

Sanja said...

That tofu looks SO delicious.

When will you start a business shipping foods (to the Netherlands, for exapmple)?

Ricki said...

I love the perfect grill marks on your tofu! The entire meal looks fantastic--and packed in that container, could be restaurant fare!

Your brownies came our perfectly! Glad you got to taste some before Chase took them home :)

Ricki said...

I love the perfect grill marks on your tofu! The entire meal looks fantastic--and packed in that container, could be restaurant fare!

Your brownies came our perfectly! Glad you got to taste some before Chase took them home :)

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

I want your dinner. Badly.

allularpunk said...

what an awesome meal! i haven't had fried rice in so, so long... and yours looks fabulous! ohhhh and those brownies... chase is lucky, indeed.

Kelly said...

I love tofu and all, but is it a normal portion to be eating 8 pieces of tofu?? Or were you packing it for extra for later? What a good mommy.

vegan addict said...

Will you make me nicely packed up meals too, please? I will say it again, you make the most colorful, beautiful, well-balanced meals (and desserts!). Seriously, that is the most fudgy brownie I have ever seen!!!!!!!

Judy's Nutrition said...

I wouldn't say he is spoiled, more that he is just lucky. And those brownies look to-die-for...mmm...

Celine said...

I never fail to be automatically attracted to the sweet stuff, and your brownies...oh, a song should be written about how gorgeous it looks.

aTxVegn said...

Kelly, NO! 8 pieces of tofu is NOT a normal portion! But my son is 22 and skinny and an eating machine. He has eaten an entire pound of tofu for dinner on many occasions. This box has nearly 2 pounds, so I hope there is enough for his girlfriend AND leftovers.

kmouse said...

Mmm, looks great and so lovingly prepared! Your son is so lucky to have a mom like you.

tofufreak said...

that asian pesto sounds amazing! Chase is too spoiled *pouts* i'm jealous :D haha.

i love putting tofu scramble in fried rice, but i bet it was the teriyaki sauce; that i'll have to try soon!

yum! brownies....... :D

Usha said...

The brownies look pretty awesome...the fried rice looks good too...

River said...

OMG I can't take all of this goodness at the same time!! Those brownies must find their way to my belly ASAP! But first, I must have that delicious tofu!!

shellyfish said...

I can't wait to hear about your project! And that was a very smart move putting those brownies (which look fantastic!) in a "to go" container! I just can't help myself from eating all these delicious treats!

Bex said...

Chase is spoiled. I really need to learn to make awesome fried rice.