Have you guys tried Glo bars yet? I think I'm obsessed! Yesterday I had the Adore bar, and it was oh-so good! Just thought you should know!
I was in the kitchen last night getting ready to make dinner when I noticed that my MIL had Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure playing on tv. Bill and Ted lingo brain washed me, and I was cracking up as I cooked. I tried a new recipe I found in Vegetarian Times. I changed it quite a bit though. Excellent!
It was a recipe for a tofu based pasta sauce with tomatoes. The flavor was most excellent, but the texture was heinous. It may be the extra things I put in, or it could be that I used smoked tofu instead of baked. Oh well. Here's what I ended up making.
Sneaky Tofu Pasta Sauce with Tomatoes
4 oz smoked tofu
2 chopped tomatoes
1 chopped zucchini
1 big handful fresh baby spinach
2 spoonfuls of tomato paste
a sprinkling of parmesan cheese
and 2 spoonfuls homemade pesto
Put all of this into a food processor with 1/2 cup hot water and blend until smooth. (mine never got very smooth, it stayed kinda grainy)
I made some whole wheat pasta and had it ready to go. Once the sauce was pureed to my (almost) liking I dumped it over the pasta.
At this point I added 2 more diced tomatoes and a small handful of fresh basil leaves to the pasta/sauce. I mixed it all until it was hot.
Ready to serve!
For a side dish i made roasted asparagus. I heated the oven to 350*, and washed and cleaned up the asparagus.
I put it on the baking sheet (I always use a silpat) and drizzled it with olive oil, then sprinkled it with s&p. Into the oven it went! My asparagus were very thin, so it didn't take long, maybe 10-15 minutes. Larger asparagus would take longer.
While this was baking I made (another) fruit salad.
Today's had casaba, peach, mandarin orange, strawberry, blueberry, and mango. YUM!
Put it all together, and it's a most triumphant meal!
It all tasted excellent, and I felt like I could have been Chef Van Halen or something. (Ok, that was just silly, I know.) I would like to try this again with different tofu to achieve a better texture to the sauce, but all in all I really liked it!
I think I'm getting braver in the kitchen. Yeah, this didn't turn out perfectly, but I think it could be awesome with a bit of help, and I had fun experimenting. Must do this more often! So, here I leave you.
Be excellent to each other, and party on dudes!