Friday, February 17, 2012

Pancakes & Pizza

Mark and I are currently performing at Sherwood Forest Faire in Paige, TX (on Hwy 290, about an hour outside of Austin - if you've got a free weekend this month or next and are in the area, come see us!), and we're living in our 14 foot tiny trailer.  I will post pictures of the trailer later (we're fixing it up), but I had to blog about this morning's breakfast.  Last weekend, Mark and I bought a 6-8" cast iron skillet with  a pretty green ceramic bottom.  This morning, he used some Bisquik (not particularly healthy, but vegan), powdered soy milk, and a banana as an egg replacer and made pancakes!  He also made syrup out of water, sugar, and vanilla.  Oh, the luxury of having a 3 burner propane stove while camping!

I brought my Republic of Tea Double Chocolate Mate, so Mark made me a soy chocolate mate to go with my pancakes.  This was such a great breakfast, and not something I ever thought I'd be eating while camping!

For lunch, Mark got creative and made personal pizzas by toasting Orowheat sandwich thins and topping them with tiny "beef" and chunky "chicken" TVP, vegan bacon bits, organic red pepper flakes, and marinara sauce.  After we each had a pizza, he put the rest of the toppings on some orzo.

Vegan Personal Pizza
Vegan Pizza Orzo

Thursday, February 16, 2012

A Quick Update...

I used a lot of the groceries I bought yesterday to make today's lunch - kale, spinach, and carrots with tempeh. I also added a splash of soy sauce, some coconut oil, a splash of flax milk, and a tiny dollop each of Asian chili sauce, vegan blue cheese dressing, and cashew tamari dressing.

Kale, Spinach, and Carrots with Tempeh

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Mandelbrot Caulipots

Last week, I bought a bunch of organic collard greens from Sprouts to go with the Butler Soy Curls I'd got from Wheatsville's bulk section.  I finally ran out of greens today, so I went to Wheatsville to buy more.  While there, I picked up local organic spinach, kale, and carrots, and was fortunate enough to get a small head of Romanesco cauliflower from a local farm.  I have been calling it Mandelbrot cauliflower since it looks like a bunch of fractals. If there's anything more awesome than fractal cauliflower, it's miniature fractal cauliflower. (So cute!)

Mandelbrot Cauliflower!

Since I figure I now have more veggies than Soy Curls, I picked up some locally-made tempeh.

Locally-Made Tempeh

I also bought a vegan chocolate heart-shaped cake, since I had been very tempted to get one for Mark last weekend, and they're on sale now for only $2 each. Score!

Vegan Chocolate Heart-Shaped Cake from Wheatsville Co-Op

My roommate requested some popcorn tofu and cashew-tamari dressing, so we split that for dinner.  To go with it, I was going to make the Caulipots from Isa Chandra Moskowitz's cookbook "Appetite For Reduction", but didn't realize that the "cauliflower mashed potatoes" used both cauliflower *and* potatoes. (See, class, this is why we read the directions first!)  I had no potatoes, nor did I have any vegetable broth.  I ended up just boiling the cauliflower, mashing it with the potato masher, and adding a bit of salt, soy sauce, flax milk, coconut oil, and nutritional yeast. The finished product tasted more like cauliflower than potatoes, but the texture was good, and the overall flavor very satisfying.

Mandelbrot Caulipots