Behind door number one, I give you... Chinese night!
teryaki udon noodles w/veggies, spicy broccoli, sesame kale, baked tofu
This was all crazy awesome, but a tad salty for my taste (which is another way of saying that it was waaaaay too salty, because... me like-a the salt). Still, loads of veggies, noodles, and tofu that you get to eat with chopsticks? I'm in!
Michael made this vegetable soup a few days ago that tasted exactly like Campbell's alphabet veggie soup. Except way better. It was eerie.
mmm mmm better
I'm not totally sure what he did, but I do know that the base is water, tomato paste, and 'beef' bouillon. That way, it's not too tomato-y, but just tomato-y enough. Veggies included carrots, red bell peppers, corn, peas, potatoes, spinach, onions, and napa cabbage. Even better the next day, by the way. Tres bien, mon amor! Hey, is that French? Did I just speak French? Since I don't speak French, I have no idea. (Shelly?)
Next up is a wrap that was Michael's idea, but my own doing. Jamaican jerk tofu wrap!
many 'jerk' jokes thus ensued
I found a Jamaican spice rub recipe somewhere (thought I saved it, but alas...) that I used to marinate tofu strips in (along with some water to make it more...liquid), then baked those. All nestled snugly against carrots, cabbage, and tomatoes...heavenly. And spicy! Wowza.
By the way, I have declared this week that cabbage is the new lettuce. Namely, napa cabbage. It's always crunchy, it's light and lovely, and you can cook it, so it's versatile. Lettuce, move over! Cabbage is movin' to town.
Oh, we ate those wraps with some of my signature MexiRice (tm).
love in a bowl
Except I made way too much, so I'm still up to my ears in MexiRice (tm). By the way, MexiRice (tm) just consists of brown rice, canned tomatoes, garlic powder, cumin, and cayenne. Oh, and water and a bouillon. The key, my friends, is the ratio. But since I never measure, I couldn't really tell you what that ratio is. Experiment! Try it out! It's so fricking good.
We made this lovely piece of radness for lunch on Saturday:
chickpea salad of the ...gods?
We were starving. We found half a baguette in the fridge. And a can of chickpeas. The result is almost too predictable. Goodness was it good though! Nom. No recipe used, just tossing things in. Things tossed in may include the following:
garlic dill relish
And finally! Another test recipe from the Cookin' with my Craw-Daddy zine! This one was to die for. I almost died. It was that good.
roasted jalepeno cornbread pancakes w/fresh salsa
My friends, I would not lie to you. These were light, fluffy, flavorful, and omni approved. They even had cilantro in them (in both the pancakes and the salsa), and Michael and I both were left wanting more. Seriously. Once this zine comes out, you should get it if only for this recipe. Amazing. A perfect way to celebrate national pancake day and Mardi Gras combined.
I do not kid.
Anywho, I have dishes to do and it's LOST night (and Top Chef!) and dinner needs made before we dissolve our brains in front of the television. Have a lovely rest of your week, everone!