Monday, May 21, 2007

Exciting News! & some Real Food Daily recipes

First! I've got some super exciting news!

I don't know about you, but there aren't many things I like to find in my mailbox as much as a new copy of VegNews. I love love love that magazine - great articles, great recipes... When I saw their email notice asking people to apply to participate in a focus group to brainstorm ideas for the magazine, I got super excited. I filled out the questions, sent off my email, and waited for a response. Well! Today I got an email that I'll be participating in the VegNews brainstorming roundtable session! There will be a few of us readers, along with the staff - thinking up ideas for the magazine (and eating veggie food!). It's Friday, June 2nd, in San Francisco. If you've got any ideas or thoughts you'd like me to carry along - issues that you'd like to see discussed in the veg*n community, or in VegNews particularly, please let me know! I'm super excited to an opportunity to meet the great people at VegNews and to contribute something the veg*n community. Hoorah!

Meanwhile, I've been making some more recipes from the Real Food Daily this week. This is the Tempeh and Potato Salad - very nice. The flavor of the tempeh is not very strong, so it's basically like a more nutritious potato salad. But a good one!

Tonight I made the Grilled Herb Tofu Sandwiches with Sundried Tomato Pesto. (more tempeh potato salad on the side) HOLY WOW! This was a great sandwich!! A wonderful balance of flavors.

After one bite, Musty and I both decided that 2 pieces of bread was more than enough, so we made it into an open-faced sandwich. The tofu slices were so delicious - and luckily we have two more for lunch tomorrow. The sandwich is made with bread, the sundried tomato pesto, caramelized red onions, lettuce, & the marinated tofu (I baked mine since we don't have a grill). In the end, it was so filling that I didn't even touch my potato salad.

If you have the RFD cookbook, I really recommend this recipe. I loved it!


  1. Congratulations about being invited to participate in the VegNews focus group! You must be so excited- I seriously wondered if I could justify a trip to S.F to do this... :-)

    Your food looks so excellent. I don't buy cookbooks very often, but I think RFD is high on my list for my next purchase.

  2. How exciting to be in the focus group! You will be an excellent participant!

    I LOVE the RFD cookbook! Thanks for the recommendations - the pics are great.

    Oh - I FINALLY signed up for yoga classes today! I bought a beginners series and start June 4.

  3. You'll have to let us know how the focus group goes. I've always wondered how those things work.

    I enjoyed trying Real Food Daily on my one and only trip to LA, so I really should buy the book. The food looks beautiful.

  4. we dont have that magazine here! that make me feel sorry! because looks like a good one.
    im so happy for you! i wiah you to have a great time there. go girl!!!!!!!

  5. Focus group, oooh how fun and exciting. Tell us how it goes. Oh yum sun dried tomato pesto- such a perfect summer thing!


  6. That is SO cool about the focus group! I am very excited for you. =)

    Your RFD food looks very yummy, too. I just love that restaurant.

  7. Hi Amey! Just hoppin' on over to say hi and see what cha been up to. :)

    I still am marveling at the dessert designs I came across in the past couple of posts. You have also inspired me to splurge on Fran's book. I'm really determined to cut out much of the sugar I eat yet I have a monster sweet tooth so I am excited to try some of her recipes.

  8. so very cool. I might just have to sign up for that magazine. I get Vegetarian Times, but I find it such a bore.

  9. Hi Amey - Congratulations on being part of that focus group. I camp by the box waiting for VegNews to arrive - I LOVE that 'zine. Please keep us updated on that. I have RFD, and thanks for the tip on that sandwich -- if you haven't already, you should try The Club. And I gotta mention your clever & beautiful cake below with the snowflake stencil. WOW! :o)

  10. Wow, congrats on your amazing news! That will be an amazing experience and I cannot wait to hear about it... I've missed your posts so when I got back blogging I was so excited to see some new ones from you! :) Your trip to Oregon to visit your great aunt sounds like a lovely getaway, and from the looks of things it was quite beautiful too. Oh, and the Swedish Fish--what a sweet gesture for Musty to make!


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