Food for Thought V

Some new ones and some old favorites!

Hippie Loaf from (full recipe in link, also found in Happy Herbivore Cookbook) with mashed taters and Lick the Spoon Golden Gravy from Plant Hungry (full recipe in link) – Southern comfort food at its finest.  I’ve used both of these recipes several times but the good ones are worth coming back to over and over.

Cauliflower Manchurian from Everyday Happy Herbivore – This really wasn’t anything that ever jumped off the page at me and said “MAKE ME!” but I accidentally bought two heads of cauliflower at the grocery (#herbieproblems) so I had some to play with.  It was pretty damn good!  Excuse the shitty presentation.

Supreme Nachos using the Quick Nacho Cheese from Happy Herbivore Light & Lean –  I threw this together one night when I was just craving junk food, and I swear it’s the most satisfying meal I’ve had in a long while!  Tortilla chips, cheese, pinto beans, fresh guacamole, salsa, Tofutti, black olives, green onions, jalapenos.  And beer.  WIN.

Caribbean Chili from Happy Herbivore Light & Lean – I’m usually not a soup or chili in the summer kind of person, but I saw that this one had pineapple in it, and I just happened to have pineapple as well as everything else I needed, so I couldn’t NOT make it.  It was REALLY good!  I loved the sweetness of the pineapple and brown sugar combined with the heat.

And then there was the Tempeh Shepherdess Pie from Veganomican (full recipe in link).  Y’all, it tasted amazing, but it was NOT a pretty dish.  LOL  I took a picture, but now I’m all, “Dude, I can’t post that.”  haha  Just check out the link from another blogger.  She made it and hers was way prettier than mine.

Food For Thought IV

Woops!  I just noticed this one has been sitting in draft form for several weeks.  My Food for Thought was growing mold.  haha

Apple Crisp Muffins from (full recipe in link) – I don’t bake  Like, EVER.  But I came across this recipe one evening and realized I had everything here to make them (once I found out old-fashioned oats and rolled oats are the same thing haha).  I made them the next morning and took them to work fresh out of the oven and everyone LOVED them!  They tease me about my eating, so I love proving to them that you don’t have to have meat and dairy for stuff to taste awesome!

Cheesy Tofu Scramble from Cookin’ Crunk – I make tofu scrambles fairly frequently for breakfast on the weekends but this is the first time I followed Bianca’s recipe.  They’re all basically the same, but I loved the flavor that her soy sauce/spice blend gave it!  She suggests adding veggies of your choice, and for this one I used yellow sweet peppers, green onions, black beans, and kale.  YUM!

Moroccan Lentil Soup from Everyday Happy Herbivore  – Y’all, my whole house smelled AHHHHH-MAZING while this was cooking.  I love lentils, and I love anything with a Moroccan flair to it, so this was just perfect for me.

Tempeh Bacon from Plant Hungry – You just can’t beat a BLT.  Unless you add avocado to it.  I had never tried tempeh until about a year or so ago (because no one around here carries it and I have to buy it out of town!), and bacon was one of the first things I learned how to make with it.  I hate myself a little bit for not doing it years ago.

Red Red Stew with Fried Bananas from Everyday Happy Herbivore – The stew itself was okay, but HOLY HELL, how have I never had fried bananas before?!?!?!  I’d have been happier if I had a meal of fried bananas with a side of stew.  haha