Thursday, August 03, 2006

Delicious Dinner

Out came Vegan With A Vengeance again! This time I was dying to try Mango-Ginger Tofu. I needed to get a couple of things for this recipe, one being mangoes, so I hit the grocery store. Organic mangoes were on sale for 99 cents each. I took this as a sign that this dish was meant to be made. Again, Isa has created a winner. This recipe is rockin'! It was easy to make and since things were done in stages, it seemed like almost no work. The marinade was made in the morning and the tofu was left to sit and marinate all day. Then into the oven it went. It was served over jasmine rice, which cooks in about 15 minutes, so tell me, how simple is that?

Since the oven was already on, I roasted some carrots to go with this. The slow cooking brought out some sweetness in the carrots which went fairly well with the tofu. I would probably do sweet peas, or sugar snap peas next time though, because I think that would better compliment the dish. Maybe broccoli with some of the leftover sauce drizzled on top would work too.

I cut the recipe in half and it made enough for us to have a dinner meal and then a smaller portion that we had for lunch.

I woke up a few days ago wanting some chocolate chip cookies. Then on a stop over at Melissa's blog I saw that she had made cookies from Vive Le Vegan and that made me want them even more. I had everything for these babies and finally got around to making them.

Awesomely delicious! Jim had one before dinner and said "Now that's a chocolate chip cookie." I like how Dreena's recipes make a small batch instead of something crazy like 3 dozen cookies. There are only two of us, so a dozen is perfect.

Or so I thought.

Not this time. After a day and a half, they were history. I guess that just gives me an excuse to make more.


theONLYtania said...

those cookies.. look.. delicious. now i have to make them.

ps - grr, darn this word verification! i'm not a computer robot, but sometimes i almost can't read the warped letters!

Anonymous said...

Boy those choc chip cookies look some good...mind giving me the recipe so I can make trying new recipes.
Made the almond cherry muffins..yummm.
Keep those goodies coming lol.

Tanya Kristine said...

i agree. i like that they only make 8 or so. that way i can't eat 3 dozen in less than 2 days.

that tofu does look delish...have you tried the VwaV's coconut rice? f***** fabby.

KleoPatra said...

Hey, nice meal, Carrie. I like that you used the oven's being already on to roast carrots. I love sugar peas so much, that would be a good complement for the dish! The mango being so inexpensive was a sure sign, you're right. Don't you love when the universe hands us things like that? Lookin' good.

As for the cookies... i would have to make more than just a few at a time because i'll eat the first four or five ... and i like to share!!

Have a fab weekend. I'm still gonna run to you............

Carrie™ said...

Run To Me or Run Like Hell? Either one - both are good.

MeloMeals said...

I am going to try that tofu this week.. I've been eating out of my freezer and eating salads, burgers.. and nothing special, so no blogging lately for me. I NEED to cook! I also can't wait to try the cookies.

karen said...

The tofu and rice sounds good. I have never gone wrong with a VwaV recipe... And the cookies... I agree with Kleo, I would eat a bunch all by myself. I am getting Vive le Vegan from Amazon this week, so I've gotta try them.

Carrie™ said...

Tania, thanks for stopping by. Nice to have new faces visit.

Ellen, recipe soon on it's way. Don't let Dad eat toooo many.

TK, coconut rice??!! Good thing everyone mentions these things. I might have missed that one.

Kleo, I was able to stretch the recipe to 12 cookies and not counting the 2 I packed for lunch, there were 2 and a half left sitting on the plate, so that's almost 8 cookies we ate. Oink! Oink!

Melody, I hear ya. The heat has finally broken a bit for us, so I've got some things lined up for the weekend. Sometimes, you just do need to cook. Especially you! LOL!

Karen, I think you'll really enjoy the book. It's got a lot of innovative recipes and Dreena's got us all eating hemp seed nuts now.

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

.99 for organic mangos - whata bargain & beautiful what you made of them. ooh, & those cookies are getting to me, they look sooo good - must try them soon.

urban vegan said...

Wow--what a culinary extravaganza. I have to try the tofu. Looks great, esp during this summer heat.