Brownies with raspberry glaze and chocolate
So, the other day, Urban Vegan blogged about her Philly Cheese Steak sandwich, and I've been craving one ever since. I used a white sesame seed sub roll and topped it with sauted mushrooms, garlic, onions, crushed red pepper and sea salt. I cut thin sliced of my cashew cheez and put it in the toaster oven at 400 for around 10 minutes. I also added pickled jalapenos and before eating, put some of the salad and some vegenaise on it. Soooo good. Seriously. Next time, I will use green pepper too. I've made many versions of this sandwich, usually using seitan, but I like it better without. I guess I need to figure a way to slice my seitan paper thin.
As you can see, the cashew cheez doesn't really "melt", but it does get really soft and it tastes great with other things. I'm not a huge fan of it straight up. It will get brown if you run it under the broiler, but I don't find it that necessary.
This morning I had kind of an irritating day in the kitchen. I made some bread and ended up burning the top of it because it rose so high! I had to cut about 1/3 of the bread off. I bake in my toaster oven, and usually don't have a problem.. but for some reason my bread really took off today. I think I added more Vital Wheat Gluten than normal. I never measure when I bake bread, I just throw it together. I probably could have gotten two loaves from this batch. Hopefully, I salvaged the rest of the loaf. I think I did.
I pressed the tofu for the Mango Ginger Tofu from VWaV.. of course, I am incapable of following a recipe, so I also fried it (with no oil) in my cast iron before marinating, because I don't want to turn on my big oven yet. I used toasted sesame oil instead of peanut oil and added more garlic and 3 jalapenos to the marinade.. and I pureed it all. When the tofu triangles were fried and crispy, I threw a tiny bit of soysauce on them and poured the hot mango marinade over them. I will let them chill until tomorrow's dinner... then I'll either bake them in the toaster oven in two batches, or cook them on the stovetop. I'm sure they will be fabulous regardless. I'll definitely take pics of the finished meal.
I got two bunches of organic collards at the farmers market on Sat.. and I went to cook them today. They were rotten inside. I was so irritated.
My son is in band camp for the next couple of weeks.. I have to send both lunch and dinner with him and snacks. He's almost 15 and eats so much. This will be somewhat challenging.. because he likes a lot of food hot.. such as veggie burgers, so I can't sent those. I'm thinking tofu salad, tofu sandwiches, salads, veggies, fruits, baked goods, cheese sandiwches, burritos, cold pizza, cold quesadillas.. cold Pad Thai.. actually, I have a lot of options.. he is a kid who loves raw, plain tofu. hehe.. I got him a bunch of Cliff Bars too.