Friday, October 16, 2009

Vietnamese-Style Tofu Heroes

The Chef: Elizabeth

The Menu: An interesting mixture of recipes inspired by The Conscious Cook! Today's recipes are "inspired by" as opposed to "made from" the book, since—in our typical Friday style—we were running slightly low on ingredients. So, we have the lovely Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, and the Vietnamese-style Tofu Heroes with Asian Slaw, and, finally, a big kale salad. Since we went with whole-wheat bread instead of the requisite baguettes, Elizabeth decided to serve our sammies open-faced, and with chopped basil instead of cilantro, which she pretty much can't stand.

The Goods: First, a big congrats to Debbie! Hers is the winning answer from yesterday's comments. Debbie, send us an email with your full name and mailing address, and we'll send your copy of The Conscious Cook right out. It's with great sadness that we come to the end of this week. It will definitely be difficult to go back to our steady diet of whatever's-in-the-fridge casserole and a-salad-is-like-a-meal-right? salad after totally feasting on the amazing recipes from our Book of the Year Veggie Award winner! So, for the last copy that we'll be giving away, tell us in the comments: Which recipe from this week are you dying to try?!

43 comments:

Gina said...

Definitely the Quinoa Maki and Miso Soup. Sounds really yummy!

Krista said...

Mediterranean Wraps :)

Chasity Bradley said...

The med wraps I would definitely have to try. But the first meal would be the Spring roles & Bread. Basil I don't really like but I am interested in making foods in different ways to see if I can find a way that I would like it. And that way sounds really good. Spring roles can be made in so many ways I love to try new ones. And I am still learning to work w. tofu. So any chance I get to try a new glaze I do. But everything sounds super yummy! :)

shelby h.k. said...

I NEED to make the quinoa maki. I live for sushi; this would be an amazing vegan substitute for my beloved (& sorely missed) spicy crab rolls!

birdfeed said...

This one, actually. Tofu, prepared any way is amazing, plus with asian slaw on top? Awesome!

Lori said...

Penne & Kale Salad.

Heather Kramer said...

The quinoa maki and miso soup! Japanese + Quinoa = Perfection

Lauren said...

Quinoa Maki and Miso soup! YUM! They are different and sound amazing!

Thomasin said...

The wraps highlighted yesterday (Thursday) are on my list to-make. I love chickpeas (black beans too, but I'd probably follow the recipe) and they can be perfect for lunch at work.

Kelsey said...

the quinoa maki looks like it would be really fun to make!

Jayme said...

I would have to make the springs rolls first, yum. Then I would know what Ponzu sauce is!

Vegan Epicurean said...

Definitely the Vietnamese-Style Tofu Heroes. Those sound amazing.

Josiane said...

I'd say the Ponzu-glazed Tofu Crystal Rolls, though the Mediterranean Chickpea Wraps come close second!

TracyP said...

The Whole Wheat Penne with San Marzano Tomatoes, perfect for a chilly fall evenng.

Sonaranda said...

All of them...but especially the vietnamese heroes. I miss vietnamese food--everything at the place I went to has animal broth.

paul said...

All of the recipes look great but the Mediterranean Chickpea Wraps look particularly enticing and I always have chickpeas handy,snicker.

Paul Becker
Oshawa Canada

sonotech63 said...

I would have to say that the Med wraps would be my choice. We are trying so hard to go to the vegetarian side so great recipes are such a big help.

Alicia said...

The Mediterranean Wraps are what have my mouth watering.
Alicia Webster
5webs@comcast.net

Aleesha said...

Ponzu-glazed Tofu Crystal Rolls... sounds delicious!

VeggieMedic said...

Without a doubt THE SPRING ROLLS!!! Yum!

Julie said...

I'm looking forward to the quinoa maki and miso soup!

HeyitsBeth said...

The Whole Wheat Penne with San Marzano Tomatoes sounds amazing!

Marci said...

The Quinoa Maki and Miso Soup would hit the spot perfectly! Mmm...

Amey said...

Definitely the quinoa maki! I used to be a real mushroom hater, and then I implemented my Mushroom Appreciation Project, and gradually came to genuinely enjoy mushrooms! Now I am working on Seaweed Appreciation Project, and to my surprise those Quinoa Maki rolls really caught my eye! S.A.P. must be working!

K.E.N. said...

both of today's recipes! love potatoes, love tofu!

JessicaTheVeganMom said...

Absolutely the Mediterranean Wraps!!

MacKenzie said...

The mediterranean wraps look so tasty!

radioactivegan said...

I think Tuesday's meal -- quinoa maki with miso soup -- looks amazing. That'd be my first stop!

Angie said...

You had me at San Marzano Tomatoes. Add those to pasta, and you've got the basis of great comfort food! So it's definitely Monday's "Penne and Kale Salad" for me!

cardamomandcastiron.wordpress.com said...

Those Mediterranean wraps look delicious. It's hard to pass up any dish with chickpeas!

Jody said...

I checked out the book on the HarperCollins Website and honestly can't wait to make the: Peppercorn Encrusted Portobello Fillets with Yellow Tomato Bernaise and Mashed Potatoes.

That just sounds amazing!

amy v. said...

My hungry belly chose for me this morning - and chose Ponzu-glazed Tofu Crystal Rolls.

Mary said...

My favorite recipe is probably the simplest...the kale salad. I've always eaten my kale cooked. But this looks so fresh and green in the photos. Fabulous!

Tommy said...

I'm a sandwich person, so tofu hero is my first choice.

Kristina said...

Spring rolls with the tomato basil bread - it makes my mouth water thinking about it

jenny said...

Penne and Kale salad - yum!

bazu said...

tomato basil spread! tomato basil spread!

The Kuntrageous Vegan said...

Honestly...the Vietnamese-Style Tofu Heroes. I love vietnamese food and it's rarely vegan..or even vegetarian!

[melissa] said...

These Vietnamese-Style Tofu Heroes sound amazing. I definitely want to try them out! :]

mtbVegan said...

Mediterranean Wraps. I love wraps in general since they're easy and portable. Those look awesome!

Kristine said...

Definitely the whole wheat penne with San Marzano tomatoes. I love pasta!

Lauren said...

Definitely the quinoa maki!

Nicole K said...

OMGosh I cannot wait to try the Potato-Leek Soup! I thought a recipe I had from Seattle was great but this sounds even better! My elderly mother often complains about the vegetarian dinners I make us not being hearty enough, and the side is perfect for that! Wholesome and satisfying, seasonal, AND the produce is at the farmer's market. Brilliant!