Speed Vegan Miso Mashed Potatoes, Fried Jalapeños, And Braised Tofu
Last night, I was definitely running late for a class I’m taking through a local university, and all I could get out for dinner was a cucumber salad and miso mashed potatoes, two recipes from Speed Vegan. The funny thing is, I actually opted to use the time I didn’t have to eat, to take a picture of my food. I’m such a blogger! The Spicy Cucumber Salad (page 104) uses the same sauce as the Daikon Salad previously posted, and it’s meant to be done with pickling cucumbers or Japanese cucumbers. But I didn’t have those, so I used a big ol’ English cucumber. The Miso and Garlic Mashed Potatoes (page 144) are honestly going to be my new go-to mashed potato recipe. They’re so flavorful. Add miso to your vegan mashed potatoes, everyone! I’m telling you, it’s delicious!
This morning, I babysat for a friend whose little boy I’ll be watching weekdays starting late September, so I got a taste of life with two kids. He just turned one, so he’s still cuddly and loves to be carried around. It makes me a little nostalgic to realize what a big boy my little man is becoming. As for two kids of my own, I don’t know about that… Let’s just call it undecided!
Lunch was just a hodge podge of leftovers (which I happen to love, as you know), but for dinner I got back on the test recipe wagon and made two from the upcoming Hearty Vegan, Popcorn Peppers and Black and Braised Tofu. The jalapeños were good, but hot! I only managed to get down a few because I guess my tongue was feeling wussy tonight, but I mostly made them for my husband anyway. He’s loves hot peppers, salsa, anything spicy!
The Black and Braised Tofu was also good, although I managed to inhale cayenne dust while blackening the tofu. Good job, Keri, burning lungs feel great. This dish was also quite spicy, so needless to say, I went through a lot of water tonight. I know they say not to drink water when you’re suffering from too much spicy, but I can’t help it; it’s just a reflex!
I’m just all over the place on the spiciness thing. Some days I can take a whole lot, and other days even the medium salsa gets me! I wonder why that is…
How much spicy heat can you handle?