Good Things I Ate Recently

Good Things I Ate Recently

Tofu is only going to be as good as you make it. It’s ready to suck in flavor and build its texture–but that takes you. After creating a powerful marinade and letting these Lincoln logs bathe in it all day, I build texture, roasting each side 25-ish minutes. Good tofu is worth the effort.  img_4811

Along with the cooler temperatures comes my craving for pancakes drenched in maple syrup and Earth Balance. Pancakes are also a great way to use really ripe bananas. For always-perfect pancakes, use this recipe!img_4846

Long work weeks got me needing a lunch to look forward to. The highlight: scratchmade garlic mashed potatoes with a full head a roasted garlic. Delish!img_4844

I made an attempt at Vegetable Korma with a big batch of mango chutney on my day off. It took about half of that day off. I topped it with mulberries and cashews. It was a really good lunch, so flavorful, though it wasn’t that pretty. I used this recipe for the most part.img_4715Fall’s vegetables have been showing up in the market. Who can pass up a big bunch of purple cauliflower?? As I trimmed it into pieces, I nearly cut off my finger tip. !! The Electrician made me a bandage with electric tape, and then cleaned up all the blood.  Apparently my reaction to pain is to jump up and down violently, so blood was all about. Ew.picmonkey-collage2 After “Family Night” at my school, which created a 15 hour work day door-to-door, I treated myself with Van Leeuwen in Boerum Hill on my way to Atlantic Terminal. I got the cookie dough with vegan whip. It was such a yummy combo but a tad too salty. Like one grain of salt more than it needed. picmonkey-collage September is super busy for many reasons. Mostly going back to work and all that that entails, but also birthdays of my most favorite people and my parents’ anniversary. To the left, my Suzy Q naked cake for my parents’ 46th anniversary. On the right, vanilla on vanilla for The Electrician. picmonkey-collage3After a productive weekend morning, it was a trip to Bareburger for deep-fried Brussels sprouts, a vegan burger, and the amazing Cococado: Jawea coconut cream, shaved coconut, avocado, and lime. This is an innovative, refreshing and delicious drink. img_4681 img_4685 img_4686