Friday, October 2, 2009

Simple Vegetable Orzo

Simple Vegetable Orzo is something I made up this week to use a as side dish. Between the vegetables and orzo, I get to kill two notional birds with one dish, servings of veggies and carbs. And since I eat things multiple times in one week, tonight is the second night I had this. The recipe leaves the seasonings up to you; so I used olive oil, Mrs. Dash Italian Medley blend and a generous sprinkling of nooch (nutritional yeast).

Along with the orzo I had some Burmese Tofu, done in the smaller and quicker way that Vegetation came up with on her blog. Its round, because the best dish I had to mold this was a small ramekin. The chick-fu was just sliced and then baked in the toaster oven. Didn’t need to do anything fancy to it. I’m really just using here for my protein for dinner.

Earlier this week I had it as the side dish for my all time favorite veggie burger (at least for the moment). Here it is on the side (with the same seasonings as above) of a Get Your Groove on Veggie Burger. I like it because it is lentil based, and as I am anemic, I need all the lentils I can get. I also like that you can add whatever veggies you like to it, so I use this as an opportunity to put some more mushrooms in my diet. Mushrooms are not one of my favorite things, but I do realize that they are a needed vegetable that I had to figure out how to eat. Since they are also in the orzo, I get a nice serving of them here.

Thus ends the first two days of VegaMofo. I will only be blogging on weekdays, so no posts this weekend. Hopefully, that will allow you all to catch up on the huge public RSS listing of participating blogs. I don’t know about you, but I am a bit overwhelmed. Correct that, extremely overwhelmed. All those blogs are turning my mind to mush. But I have also found some that I may continue to follow after this is over. Look for next week’s menu on Monday.


  1. Overwhelmed indeed! It is fun, but it is taking most of my spare time trying to keep up. Hee.

  2. Hi Snugglebunny! Thanks for your comment on my blog!
    People have requested the pulled pork seitan recipe? Cool. Feel free to post it/share it in any way you like >:)
    I'm going to try and make it again soon, with a little Bacon Salt (the Hickory flavour one is apparently vegan) added to see if it makes it taste more 'porky'. We'll see if it works! >:D
    Take care, and happy MOFOing!

  3. Mmmm... orzo!

    As far as keeping up, I'm looking forward to a long winter of reading MoFo blogs!

  4. I'm so far behind in reading thanks to Mofo! (As you can probably tell by my multiple comments tonight). I struggle on a regular basis but once mofo comes along I have 200 posts a day to get through (on a light day :P).

    Your dinners look yummy! I need to try those burgers, I have iron problems as well :(