Two nights ago we had take-out Thai food. This is a basic veggie saute with black bean sauce. It was okay, but in truth, I don't really like eating out that much. I feel like restaurant food is always so greasy and I just don't like not knowing all that went into it. There are a couple of veg restaurants in town, or just higher-class establishments that I don't feel that way about... but still my favorite thing is to eat homemade food. I'm envious of all of you out there in blogland that have partners/spouses/roommates who help with cooking. I absolutely LOVE eating homemade food that someone else cooked!! :) But in our house, it's either my cooking, or take out (or, spaghetti with store-bought red sauce, Musty's "specialty" - ha ha!).
Last night I threw together a tasty little dinner: I cooked up a little half batch of breaded "Breast of Tofu" from Byanna Clark Grogan, sauteed up a couple batches of collards, and had a piece of toast from my beautiful little "No-Knead Loaf." By the way, I updated that last entry with a link to the recipe for this great bread. A tasty and nutritious dinner. I braised the collards with some garlic, salt, and homemade veggie broth... as always... but this time I also added a little dash of the amazing "Apricot Peach Tangerine Balsamic Vinegar" that my friend JJTWH gave me recently!! Boy, I loved it! That stuff is out of this world.
As pledged, I bought a few more pomelos at the farmer's market yesterday. Here you can see how much rind it has on it! You know how they say that it takes more calories to digest all the fibers in celery than the actual celery has in it to start with? Well, I think that I practically burned all the calories in the pomelo just trying to peel this giant fella. Still, it's worth it, and I love the flavor. I've got two more.
Tonight I made "Stuffed Cabbage Rolls" from La Dolce Vegan for dinner. They were very nice. I pretty much followed the recipe, but I added in about 1/3 c of chopped seitan, and a chopped carrot. Also, I used leftover rice from the fridge instead of bulgar wheat. These were very flavorful and a nice dinner. It made 7 little rolls, which happily fed the two of us.