Ken's home, but only until next Sunday. Bah.
After the airport pickup, we went to R. Thomas for a late dinner. The food at R. Thomas is always good, but the atmosphere is noisy, crowded and uncomfortable overall. I guess that's why we don't go there very often. But they are open 24 hours, so there you go. I didn't take a picture of my dish, but I'm sure you know what a veggie burger looks like.
We did have a couple of nice breakfasts this weekend. Saturday's was a spinach tofu omelette, toast, Tofurky breakfast links, and fresh raspberries.
An omelette is a nice change from our typical tofu scramble, although it's still kinda similar in taste to a scramble. It would have looked more like an omelette if I were better with a spatula. Flipping it in one piece is kinda difficult. We both dug the Tofurky breakfast links, although they taste almost exactly like the Tofurky Italian sausage. And why five to a package, Tofurky? Odd numbers of food like that are weird. But anyway. Here's my easy omelette recipe:
1 package extra firm tofu(not silken), drained
3 Tbsp nutritional yeast
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 Tbsp Bragg's or tamari
4-6 Tbsp soymilk
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
a few shakes of pepper
1 tsp tumeric
1 cup fresh spinach
1/2 cup Vegan Gourmet Mozzarella, shredded
Crumble the tofu into a bowl and mix in the nutritional yeast, Bragg's, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and tumeric. Use a hand blender to blend the tofu mix until creamy (no lumps). Add the flour, then whisk in enough soymilk to make a thick batter.
Heat an oiled skillet over medium heat. Pour in the batter, making a solid disk, kind of like a big pancake. Cook until the edges are brown, then carefully flip the disk over. On top of the cooked side, layer the spinach. then the "cheese". Once your other side is browned, carefully fold the disk in half to sandwich in the spinach and "cheese". Cut in half and serve. Yummo.
This morning we were pretty low on food. I had to work with what I could, and I ended up turning out a decent little batch of french toast. Our bread wasn't stale, so I just toasted the slices a bit before dunking them in batter. For the batter, I used some leftover Wildwood Creamer, and whisked in about 1 tsp of cornstarch, a few sprinkles of cinnamon, and a scoop of nutritional yeast. Wowie. This turned out better then the heavily battered french toasts I've made in the past. The bread was light with crispy edges, and slightly sweet from the creamer. Awesome. Topped with some bananas on their last leg, and real maple syrup. The sausage is Publix's house brand of soy sausage, which is surprisingly good. They make good links that are vegan, too.
But I must go grocery shopping today, or no more eating for us. All that's left in the fridge are some olives, ketchup, and old salad. Hmm.
I didn't do much cooking while Ken was away, of course. I have a hard time cooking for just myself. Because of this, I ate like crap most of the time. I did take the time to whip up a quick Indian dish on Thursday night, that left me with more to take for lunch on Friday. it was pretty good, too. A simple kidney bean curried tomato sauce over coconut rice. If you've never cooked rice with coconut milk in place of the usual water, I highly recommend doing so. It rocks the house.
Okay. I need to go buy some food now. Oh, and by the way- the reason why this coming week is my last at my current job... Cosmo's storefront is a'comin' May '07!!! Whoo!! Hold on to your hats, Highland Avenue.