What I Ate This Week | Quinoa, Tofu and Other Veggie Staples

One of the best things people tell me about my blog is, “I didn’t know vegetarians eat food like this!” I love hearing that because that’s the little ulterior motive I have with Oh My Veggies–I want to show the world that it’s not all tofu and veggie burgers all the time for us. But don’t get me wrong! There’s still a place for tofu and veggie burgers‚Ķ

Peanut Crusted Tofu Tacos with Tangy Slaw Peanut-Crusted Tofu Tacos with Tangy Slaw // My husband made these because I was working late and they were so good–I worried they might be a little bit bland, but the slaw really does wonders for this dish. And the cabbage is from the garden too!

Broccoli, Red Pepper & Tempeh with Miso-Almond Sauce Peas, Carrots Broccoli, Red Pepper and Tempeh with Miso-Almond Sauce // This recipe isn’t on Vegetarian Times’ website, but it’s in the April/May issue. We really liked the creamy miso-almond sauce, although next time I think I’ll make it with lime instead of lemon.

Adzuki Bean Burger Hilary’s Eat Well Adzuki Bean Burger // Mini-review time! I saw these at Earth Fare and I had to buy them–I love adzuki beans! After Morningstar completely decimated the Gardenburger brand, I’ve had trouble finding a good frozen veggie burger, so I was excited to find a new brand to try. I made these with sauteed shallots and pepperjack cheese (sorry about the photo–I was in a rush) and they were everything I want in a veggie burger and more. They’re made with real grains, beans, and veggies, not processed soy! And they taste fantastic!

Baked Asparagus Fries Baked Asparagus Fries // I made a few little changes to this recipe–I used the flour to dredge the asparagus and then I did the panko coating and I also cooked them a little bit longer because we like our asparagus on the softer side.

Kiersten Frase

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Comments

  1. says

    Peanut-crusted tofu tacos? I’m in! That looks fantastic.

    (Hey–I just realized we both have the Blissful theme–great minds, eh?)

  2. says

    the taco’s look amazing! I’ve made baked crispy green beans, now I definitely have to try the asparagus! Haven’t had the Gardenburgers, Have you ever tried Dr Praeger’s California Veggie Burgers? My kids love those! I’ll look for the Hilary Burgers.

    • Kiersten Frase says

      I think I’ve tried the Dr. Praeger ones in the past, but I don’t think they sell them at my local grocery store. It’s so hard to find a brands that are widely available other than Boca and Morningstar!

  3. says

    I’m always amazed with what my vegetarian friend comes up with when she cooks. Plus, I always thought it would be hard to order food in restaurants, but most of the times, I will regret not ordering what she ordered cuz it looks so good and u know they’re better for u

    • Kiersten Frase says

      Yup, there are so many options out there–I think a lot of people focus on what you can’t eat if your vegetarian, but really, there’s still so much that you can eat!

  4. says

    That peanut-crusted tofu looks good! And I’ve never thought of panko with asparagus, must try. Someone once gave me Morningstar nuggets, and they were so gross. I’d rather have one of these!

    • Kiersten Frase says

      I don’t think I’ve had the Morningstar nuggets, but the burgers are terrible. There are some that I can tolerate but don’t really enjoy, but the Grillers ones make me want to gag. And so many restaurants serve those as their only vegetarian option. :(

  5. says

    Those all look so good! Btw, I really like the spoon — it’s so cute. I’ve been thinking of ways to make asparagus differently and I haven’t tried them like fries yet. Thanks for the idea!

    • Kiersten Frase says

      I bought a bunch of kitchen stuff like that when we went to Japan a few years ago and I like to throw them in my photos now and then to see if anyone notices–ha. :) It’s a kids spoon, but I love it!

  6. says

    I have tofu in the fridge that I have been trying to decide what to do with….those tacos look yummy, except I can’t eat peanuts. Could probably use almonds or just add extra panko…..have to experiment! I have only eaten tofu one other time- (tofu parm…and it was yummy!)

    • Kiersten Frase says

      I think any kind of nut or panko would work! I’m very picky about tofu–it needs to be pressed for a while before I’ll eat it and even then, it needs to be seasoned & cooked just right.

  7. says

    Did you make the mat the Peanut-Crusted Tofu Tacos with Tangy Slaw dish is sitting on? It is way cool. I love the Baked Asparagus Fries. Asparagus is one of our favorite foods, but we ususally just steam it in the microwave.

    • Kiersten Frase says

      No, I didn’t make the mat–I wish I did! I still have to learn how to use my sewing machine. It’s been on my to-do list for months now!

  8. says

    We adore veggies at our house. These recipes look delicious and I’m so going to share with my friends. We were just talking about eating healthier and sharing quinoa recipes.

    • Kiersten Frase says

      Aw, thanks! Well, if you’re looking for a quinoa recipe, this one is a good one. I wish they had it up on the Vegetarian Times website!

  9. says

    Love your peanut crusted tofu and the miso almond tempeh. Can’t wait to try those two out. I love your blog – - every time I stop by it looks sooooo nice!! (: ….and the pics are always great too!!!
    Let me know how your chinese / orange glazed tempeh comes out – - if you try it!

    • Kiersten Frase says

      Aw, thank you for the kind words! The peanut-crusted tofu tacos were super, super good. And if you don’t want to make them as tacos, you could totally do the tofu on its own and pair it with an Asian-inspired dipping sauce!

  10. says

    Just came across your website on a recipe search and saw that two of the recipes in this post I’ve made myself, which means we obviously have the same (great) taste and you have a new follower in me!

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