Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Tofu and Artichokes

I had not yet tried the Italian Marinated Tofu from VWAV. I added fennel seed to my marinade as I do with all things Italian. Simple and delicious. The steamed artichoke has a sauce called Faux Choron from Vegan Planet. It is basically a Hollandaise with white wine reduction, shallots, tarragon, and tomato. It was really delicious.
I know many vegans do not like to replicate the flavors of animal products. But if you are someone who misses eggs, may I suggest Indian black salt (which is actually pink). I first saw this suggested for tofu egg salad over at PPK. I finally got some and it is remarkable how egg-like the flavor is. I don't miss eggs in general, but I did love egg salad and hard-boiled eggs. I used the black salt in my Choron and it really added a nice flavor.

Another recipe from VWAV - chocolate chip raspberry blondies. It was okay. More like cake. I think of blondies as chocolate chip cookies in bar form, so the cake-like texture was wrong to me. But the flavor was good. I think I will have to go make a chocolate raspberry smoothie now to go get that awesome flavor combo in a healthy form.


River said...

Wow, I must have some of the chocolate chip raspberry blondies! Even if it's cake, I'll take it! :)

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

No, don't give it to River; give it to me! I'll fight ya for it, River ;o)