Friday, May 8, 2009

100th Post

Well I made it, 100. Does that mean I am now a serious blogger?

Sorry I haven’t posted this week, but I had to clear out the refrigerator first. There was no room for any new food. So I am giving you a bonus today, both lunch and dinner.

Lunch was very simple, a peanut butter sandwich and some of the Brooklyn Deli Macaroni Salad from VCON. The peanut butter is from Smart Balance and if you haven’t tried this yet, it is really good. The macaroni salad was a bit of disappointment. It tastes fine, but my mayo set up a bit too hard once the dressing was mixed into the pasta and vegetables. I am going to have to try this again with Bryanna Grogan’s soy-free mayo and see if that makes a difference.

Dinner was my latest attempt at the fish. I had hoped to announce that it was perfected, but again the base mix is to thin, even after mixing in 1 cup oats ground to flour. However, it did thicken up significantly when I mixed a portion of it with some breadcrumbs. The taste is just fine; it just needs to be stiffer. I have some other things that I want to work on, so this is going on the back burner for a bit. But don’t worry; I will come back to it.

All of you that are gluten free, maybe you can give me some help. Will gluten free bread crumbs act as a thickener like regular bread crumbs can? If they can, then I would be more prepared to say that this is mostly perfected. If not, then back to the drawing board.

Before I go, I would like to let everyone know that I am going from a 5 day post week to maybe once or twice a week. I don’t know yet if it will be done on set days, or just when I cook something new. Right now I am leaning to just putting up a post on Fridays, covering what I ate during the week. I am changing the schedule, since I think that at this point, I have shown that one doesn’t need to eat either tofu or tempeh as a vegan. Also since I do eat so many leftovers you will be saved from all of my leftover makeovers.

Have a good weekend.


  1. Sorry the salad was a disappointment :( I hope it works better for you next time! The fish patty LOOKS good! I hope you get it right soon (for selfish reasons of course :P)

    And yep, I get the cutting down on blogging thing. I love blogging but sometimes you're just eating a whole lot of what you've already blogged (I mean you generally not you personally of course!). I found the same thing.

    And congratulations on your 100th post :D

  2. Hi! I am glad I found your blog! I made the rice-fu and I am going to marinate it in a recipe from Eat Drink and Be Vegan. I will let you know how it turns out!

  3. veggiemamaD, please don't bother trying to marinate either the rice-fu or the chick-fu. It doesn't absord it like regular tofu would. For reference please see this post

  4. Congratulations on #100! I tried the chickpea tofu thing and I like it, but I would say it's more of a polenta. I miss tofu :(