More Vegan Yum Yum Tofu

April 30, 2010 by Keri

I didn’t blog yesterday and it feels like it’s been forever (I know everyone says that)!  The inspiration just wasn’t hitting me because I’ve been guilty of doing something I haven’t done in quite some time- repeating dishes!  Yesterday, I was at Target just browsing.  When I passed the grocery section and saw the slot filled with organic extra firm tofu, the first thing that popped into my mind was that awesome Vegan Yum Yum Sweet and Sour Broccoli Almond Tofu recipe.  I hadn’t planned on buying any food, but home I went with my happy thoughts of “homemade take-out”.

Vegan Tofu Recipes

If this sauce looks slightly different than the last time I made the dish it’s because I made a little mistake.  When I was hurrying through the recipe I added tahini instead of tamari.  Those two words always get mixed up in my head!!  I know they’re completely different things but… Anyway, I realized my mistake and wasn’t sure if it would majorly mess with the dish, but for the sake of waste, decided to just add in the tamari as well and go with it.  It turned out to be a really delicious mistake!  The tahini added a slight creaminess to the sauce, but it maintained a similar, yet richer, flavor as the intended dish.  I love delicious mistakes!

Lately, I’ve been munching on a lot more raw foods because I’ve been noticing when I eat the processed stuff (especially sugary), it makes me feel pretty blah.  In other words, I’ll spare you the photos of my giant raw carrots (unless they’re mutantly awesome) and piles of lettuces, and just stick to actual dishes or products.  (You’re welcome.)  Today I put together a pretty delicious simple salad.  In the blender I combined avocado, fresh salsa, and lemon juice to make the “dressing” for my romaine, arugula, carrot, and tomato wedge salad. I’ve always loved raw carrots, so you’d assume from the old cartoons and books I’d have great eyesight, but no; I guess genetics won out on that one.

Vegan Salad Recipes

I hope everyone has a great weekend!  I have plans to not have plans, but we’ll see how that goes.  I do need to start invitation (and recipe) shopping for a bridal shower I’m throwing at the end of May.  From reading your blogs, it sounds like a lot of people are super busy, so I hope everything goes great!

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  1. Sunny says:

    That broccoli almond tofu dish looks so nommingly amazing! I wish I had mad cooking skills like you! 🙂

  2. Woz says:

    That looks SO GOOD! You are really inspiring me to get off my little behind and get in the kitchen!

    • Keri says:

      Thank you! 🙂 I’m the same way- browsing the cooking blogs gets me ready to create!

  3. Tiffany says:

    I love when mistakes end up being delicious, too! This sounds like an easy way to combine sesame tofu and sweet ‘n sour tofu when you can’t decide which you want more.

    I hope you enjoy your plan-free weekend. 🙂

    • Keri says:

      Exactly! I’m lucky it worked out or else I’d probably have to choke it down anyway with all the time and ingredients that go into it! 😛

  4. That looks better than any take-out I’ve ever seen. YUM!!!