Wednesday, May 28, 2008

despite the craziness, we have still been eating

I have had my face buried in textbooks and been so in my head lately, that I just haven't had much free fun time to catch up on everyone's blog or even update my own too often. Mad props to all my blog friends who have busier schedules than myself and still manage to keep up with our interactions. I need to pencil in my blog time, for sure!
This past weekend, although a very sad one, did include some good food. Since Jared and I couldn't officially celebrate our third wedding anniversary last Wednesday (since Jared was working), we ended up going to one of our favorite places, Doc Chey's, for lunch on Friday. I got my very favorite dish there called Spicy Garlic Eggplant with Tofu.
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On Saturday we made taco salads for lunch. I cooked up some tofu crumbles with chili powder, cumin, cayenne, salt and black pepper along with a can of drained kidney beans and a splash of salsa to put atop a bowl of chopped romaine lettuce, diced tomatoes, chopped avocado and diced red onion. Since it was a salad, we used my dad's tostada vinaigrette that we call Rex Sauce (mixture of white vinegar, water, canola oil, salt and sugar) and a splash of sweet Thai chili sauce. I also placed a few corn chips on the side to crunch over top. Yum!
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On Saturday night, I was feeling like having a good ol' plate of food that is good for the soul. I made fried tofu triangles that were coated in cornmeal, chipotle powder, chili powder, cumin, lemon zest and salt (inspired by the Chili-Cornmeal Crusted Tofu out of Veganomicon) along with some Cajun style red beans and rice and corn on the cob. I'm sad to say that the red beans and rice was a tad bit disappointing but what else might you expect from a packaged product? The tofu was addictive and the corn was sweeter than pie!
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Okay, so after class today, dropping off the recycle items, laundry and studying, I really hope to catch up on everyone's blog today!!!

83 comments:

Jillian of Bitchin' Vegan Kitchen said...

Lovely pictures!

romina said...

It's always tough to blog and cook and eat when you're busy. But kudos to you! Your food looks fab. =) Eggplant... mmm...

Celine said...

good to know that despite being busy, you're still eating like a queen! such colorful meals, yum.

Rural Vegan said...

That first dish is so colorful, I can see why it's your favorite!

Vegan Invasion! (Ashley Nicole) said...

Why have I never been to Doc Chey's?! I love spicy garlic eggplant!! Wow, I need to fix that and scope out a location soon.

That taco salad looks really yummy, too.

It's hard to find time for everything sometimes when you've got so much going on, but I'm sure once you get used to your school schedule and balance everything else you'll find time!

Happy Herbivore! said...

between your awesome looking crusted tofu (I'm a sucker for cornbread-anything) and Susan's Pistacio crushed tofu - WOWZA! I will have to make some crusted tofu soon

VeggieGirl said...

Ahh, hang in there with all the schoolwork and such!! You're get through it, I know it!! In the meantime, keep eating deliciously - I'm LOVING each and every dish!!

Love the new blog layout, by the way - quite snazzy! :0)

Cyn said...

Oh man, all of that looks super delicious. The eggplant-tofu thing makes me want to lick my screen.

Sam said...

Yum! Love all the pictures! Keep up with the classes, I'm fighting the admissions/transfer battle right now, I'd love to have my head buried in a book instead!

Jess - The Domestic Vegan said...

Whoa whoa whoa. I drop off the face of the earth for several weeks & you change your whole page layout?! I felt so disoriented when I came here. Haha. It looks great, though! :)

As does that food... WOW.

aTxVegn said...

Aw, I'm glad you got to celebrate a little bit at your fave lunch spot. Your plate looks very tasty!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Mmm mmm, I can't wait for corn season here! Everything looks SO tasty.

Urban Vegan said...

Gorgeous photos and food!

bazu said...

I'm loving your food photos, as usual.

Melody Polakow said...

It's hard to adjust to a new schedule of busyness! I still don't cook hardly at all at home.. it's almost embarrassing! oy..

That eggplant/tofu looks to die for as does your tofu and corn plate!

Animal-Friendly said...

Taco Salads- yum! I'll keep this in my mind next time I need a quick but satisfying meal!

Hannah said...

Sorry about the craziness (I know how that goes...) but at least the food looks good! :)

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Chinese garlic eggplant is AMAZING! I loved it even as a little girl when I didn't like eggplant.

Oh, and happy anniversary, girl!!!

Vivacious Vegan said...

I can completely understand the hiatus. I've been gone for 6 months and am just now getting back into the swing of things.

Congrats on both of your anniversaries!

Alice (in Veganland) said...

Those tofu triangles are calling my name. And the pictures are amazing!

Vegan_Noodle said...

Looks like a delicious meal to celebrate your anniversary!

I've had some fresh corn a few times in the last week... so good!!

I think we all know how tough it can be to keep up with blogging when you're super busy!

jessy said...

it all looks drool worthy to me! and the tofu - mmmmmmmm! i need to make that dish!

congrats on the anniversary, too! superhappyface!

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