Thursday, March 12, 2009

from the food porn vault


i keep lots of pics of meals i've eaten, but i don't post them all just in case i don't have anything to blog about. pictured above is a fairly mediocre dinner of grilled tofu over a bed of mai fun noodles and a bag of those "asian style" frozen veggies you get at kroger's. the sauce is the firecracker sauce -(that they use on the firecracker tillapia) from chili's--they had frozen bags of it at my food bank. i called the HQ and asked them for a list of ingredients. accidentally vegan! the sauce was super spicy and like the rug from the big lebowski, tied everything together.

one thing i had to experience a harsh learning lesson in was cooking dishes with rice noodles. this is probably a big "duh" with the rest of you, but until going vegan i never really read directions on packaged food. so every time i made rice noodles, i cooked them and they ended up as a big sticky ball of goo. you're supposed to soak them in cold or warm water for a prescribed amount of time and add them to the dish last. that way they're firm and yummy. no comet of mangled rice noodles and veggies-yay!

3 comments:

Bianca said...

I love it when things are accidentally vegan!!! And I'm just catching up on your past few posts. All the breakfast food looks delicious. And I love this comment from your interview:

Regarding chocolate chip cookies: "to cut down on the sweetness, i like to put a scoop of vanilla soy delicious on the top."

Ha! Love it!

jrsimon56 said...

Fah-bu-lousity! Love tying things together. And it looks so pretty! Hope you're having a great day.

miss v said...

you wouldn't be allowed to uh, maybe give us an idea about the sauce ingredients? the ins, the outs, the whathaveyous?