Friday, April 06, 2007

New Job, Sesame Crusted Quinoa

Sesame Crusted Quinoa Patties
These were really good. I mixed tofu, quinoa, bean sprouts and various spices to create an asian inspired burger. We've been eating these in salads, in sandwiches and with various sauces.
I haven't been doing a lot of cooking, mostly eating the leftovers of the big batch cooking, but we are in need of more food, so I'm sure I'll have more to post tomorrow.
I am very excited to announce that I will be cooking at Cafe Indigo starting Monday! The commute will be long, but worth it, as it is exactly what I've been wanting to do for a while. Cooking in a vegan cafe and bakery? SCORE! We will be starting Sunday brunch on April 15th. I think I am going to start a Cafe Indigo blog so you guys can see the delicious food and baked goods! It is located in Concord, New Hampshire, so stop in if you're around this neck of the woods. Not only is Cafe Indigo 100% vegan, it is organic as well. My task within the next month or so is to figure out how to make a Siracha like sauce, since I use that in so much of my cooking. Does anyone know of an organic version of something comparable?

17 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! I'm so excited about your new job! Congratulations!! :-)

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  2. First I want to offer my congrats on the great job. I agree, "What a SCORE!!!! This is such great news! I can't wait to see the restaurant blog.. Oh how I wish I didn't live on the other side of the U.S.

    Second, your dish looks heavenly. Did you use firm tofu? I have a time bit left at home and I love quinoa. I was going to try and make your dish. I can't wait for your book!!!

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  3. Congratulations! That's great news. The quinoa looks yummy, too!

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  4. Courtney5:49 PM

    Congrats on the new job! That sounds like a dream job :) I hope your first day goes well.

    Courtney

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  5. Congrats on your new job! I would love to be a vegan chef/baker. I'd be afraid of getting fat though. :D

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  6. Yay, you got the job! I wish I weren't 2000 miles away cuz I would love to eat at Cafe Indigo. The burgers look great, esp. on salad.

    I'll think about organic Sriracha and let you know if I come across anything. We can't live without that!

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  7. Congratulations, Melody! This is so cool. I can't believe you get to work at such a wonderful job. That's the BEST!!! Food's lookin' good here, as always... I'm so happy for you, Melody. YAY!!

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  8. Veg- I actually used Lite firm tofu packed in water for the patties... I think medium to extra firm would work well.

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  9. Anonymous4:02 PM

    so glad you got the job.....perhaps we will meet now that you are in my diving distance

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  10. woo woo! big congrats on the new gig!

    now to celebrate, why not post your recipe for those delish-looking asian burgers ;-)

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  11. I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to read about your new job!

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  12. They are lucky to have you! Next time I'm back "home" a visit to Cafe Indigo is at the top of my list of things to do :-) I'll let you know when I'm coming! (Proabably not 'til late summer/fall...) I'm so excited about there being a vegan cafe in NH! Enjoy the new job.

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  13. Melody
    Congrats on the new job! One of these days we will stopby at Cafe Indigo!

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  14. I'll be stopping by, trust and believe!

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  15. Congrats on your new job. That's so exciting :)

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  16. Sorry I’m so late commenting…but CONGRATULATIONS!! I hope the job is going well. I wish I could get to the café…I would love to eat some of your cooking!!

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