This week has been a whirlwind of activity. After feeling a little bit blah and uninspired at the end of winter, spring has me feeling re-energized and I spent most of the week on recipe development. (Hence the small selection of meal ideas in this week’s WIATW post–sorry!) And I’ve also been busy with some behind the scenes work on a new section I’m starting on Oh My Veggies, which I am super! excited! about.
You know what else I get excited about? Delicious tofu recipes! Here’s what I ate this week.
Spicy Korean Tofu with Pear Slaw from Vegetarian Times // So the pear slaw: eh. I could take or leave that. But this tofu is so unbelievably good. It’s flavorful! It’s chewy! It’s everything tofu should be. I used sriracha instead of the gochugaru, so there’s really probably nothing Korean about this, but that’s okay. Make this recipe!
Sauté of Cauliflower & Mustard Greens with Peanuts from Eating Well // It was in the 70s last weekend (oh, if only it lasted a little bit longer!), so we cleared out the raised beds to get them ready for spring, pulling out my four mustard green plants in the process. I’ve decided I don’t like mustard greens, so Chris made this for himself. And after trying a few bites, I have confirmed that I do not like mustard greens. But if you do, this is a great recipe for them!
Sandwiches! from Sandwhich! // I love Sandwhich in Chapel Hill and they are nice enough to make any of their sandwiches vegetarian if you ask. I was craving a muffuletta, so I ordered that, with a portabella mushroom subbed in for the meat. Chris got a grilled cheese with mushrooms and then we split them both. Also: tiny pickles.
Vegetarian Irish Stew with Sweet Potatoes & Tempeh // I made this on St. Patrick’s Day, to remember my Grandpa’s birthday. It’s completely inauthentic, but delicious and filling. Oh, and there’s beer in it.
Mini Irish Soda Breads for Two from Once Upon a Cutting Board // I guess I should have shaped these a little to make them prettier, but let’s just call them rustic. I don’t make bread too often because it’s usually too much for me and my husband to finish ourselves, so this recipe was perfect–two little loaves!
Amy’s Light & Lean Sweet & Sour Bowl + ZenSoy Chocolate Almond Pudding // You know what’s shocking? A frozen meal that actually looks like the photo on the package. Gasp! Amy’s meals were on sale at Whole Foods this week, so I used the opportunity to stock up. Usually I’m not a fan of frozen Asian meals, but this one was really tasty (and only 250 calories). I would definitely buy this again. And the pudding is a perennial favorite. So tasty!
Amy’s Country Cheddar Bowl // And then there’s this meal, which definitely does not look as yummy as the package suggests. It tastes good, though, and I like that there’s tofu in here because it reminds me of a mac & cheese I used to get at a restaurant back in Madison.