What I Ate This Week

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…

Peanut Crusted Tofu Tacos with Tangy SlawPeanut-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 SaucePeas, 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 BurgerHilary’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 FriesBaked 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.

You Might Also Like

33 Comments

  • Reply
    Zsofi
    May 18, 2012 at 3:36 pm

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

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

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      May 20, 2012 at 3:56 pm

      That’s funny! I haven’t seen many other food bloggers with that theme, but I love it–so clean and simple. 🙂

  • Reply
    Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook
    May 18, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    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.

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      May 20, 2012 at 3:55 pm

      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!

  • Reply
    Emily
    May 18, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Oh my Deliciousness! Everything looks so good!

  • Reply
    Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen
    May 18, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    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

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      May 20, 2012 at 3:53 pm

      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!

  • Reply
    All Natural Katie
    May 18, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    I absolutely love quinoa! It is very easy to cook and very flexible!

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      May 20, 2012 at 3:51 pm

      Me too! I really don’t make it nearly enough–I always forget about it.

  • Reply
    Shirley
    May 18, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    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!

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      May 20, 2012 at 3:48 pm

      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. 🙁

  • Reply
    lynn @ the actor's diet
    May 19, 2012 at 12:58 am

    i LOVE adzuki beans! would love a burger made out of them.

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      May 20, 2012 at 3:46 pm

      You need to track down these burgers then–they are so, so good!

  • Reply
    Aylin @ Glow Kitchen
    May 19, 2012 at 7:25 am

    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!

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      May 20, 2012 at 3:45 pm

      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!

  • Reply
    Anne - Mommy Has to Work
    May 19, 2012 at 11:38 am

    such great healthy dishes!

  • Reply
    JulieD
    May 19, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Oh my the pecan crusted tofu looks awesome!

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      May 20, 2012 at 3:42 pm

      It was super good–definitely the best tacos I’ve had in a long time!

  • Reply
    Kim of Mo'Betta
    May 20, 2012 at 8:21 am

    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!)

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      May 20, 2012 at 3:38 pm

      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.

  • Reply
    Brenda Williams
    May 20, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    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.

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      May 21, 2012 at 8:59 am

      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!

  • Reply
    Jenn @therebelchick
    May 20, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Those asparagus fries look amazing!!

  • Reply
    Notorious Spinks
    May 21, 2012 at 12:45 am

    I have to agree… the asparagus fries are yummy looking.

  • Reply
    Shell Fruscione
    May 21, 2012 at 2:36 am

    As always, they all look delicious! Definitely trying the asparagus fries- love panko!

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      May 21, 2012 at 8:54 am

      I know! I hardly use regular breadcrumbs anymore because panko is just so good!

  • Reply
    Tracy Roberts
    May 21, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    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.

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      May 21, 2012 at 6:35 pm

      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!

  • Reply
    BusyWorkingMama
    May 21, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Mmmm….baked asparagus fries…yes, please!!

  • Reply
    Mrs. No-No Knows
    May 22, 2012 at 10:38 am

    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!

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      May 23, 2012 at 9:11 am

      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!

  • Reply
    Janel
    May 30, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    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!

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      May 30, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      Thanks for stopping by! I can’t wait to check out your blog too–clearly we are on the same wavelength about food. 😀

    Leave a Reply

    Oh My Veggies