Friday, October 22, 2010

How do you like them apples?!

I am going to a Halloween party tomorrow. I didn't know what to bring until I read Peas and Thank you. Mama Pea made vegan Carmel apples. I have never had them, so I decided to try them out. The only boo boo I made was not having a candy thermometer. Apparently I didn't cook the carmel long enough, so it just runs off the apples. You can't get it off your hands or the pan, but it doesn't like apples! I wasn't about to whip up more carmel sauce since it takes enough ingredients. I hate wasting. The peeps at the party will just have to scrap the carmel back onto the apple! It's more fun that way... ;) 

I'm not even going to list the ingredients and process...just go to Mama Peas link and see for yourself. However, here are my apples!

After their bath! 

With their runny sauce

For dinner I tried a new tofu recipe. My Mom found it for me. It's called Buffalo Tofu Bites. When I make my tofu, I typically make it buffalo style, without breading. This has breading. I am in love with franks red hot sauce and any excuse to eat it, I will! --For dinner, I also had roasted potatoes and spinach salad. There are a lot of potatoes on the plate. I haven't had them in a while.

Buffalo Tofu Bites

1 lb extra-firm tofu -- drained and pressed
3/4 cup franks red hot sauce
1 cup panko or bread crumbs
1/8 cup flax seed
8 Vegan Ritz crackers
spices you want to add

 Cut the pressed tofu into bite size cubes, place in a bowl, and cover with hot sauce. Marinate for 1 hour or over night.

In a blender, mix together panko, crackers, and flax seed. Season to taste.

Remove tofu from marinate and dredge through crumb mixture. 

Bake at 375 degrees for 18-20 minutes. Drizzle with 1/2-1 ratio melted butter and franks hot sauce. Enjoy!

 To make the potatoes I just cube them, drizzle with olive oil and spices.

I make my own dressing. I've never been a fan of the store bought. It is called Spinach Salad Dressing.  

Spinach Salad Dressing

1 cup oil (I use 1/2 olive, 1/2 canola)
3/4 cup sugar (I use less)
1 tsp vegan Worcestershire sauce 
1/3 cup ketchup
1/4 cup apple-cider vinegar

Place all ingredients except oil in a blender. Slowly drizzle in oil to emulsify. It will look like french dressing. 

Hope you all have a great weekend!

1 comment:

Bona Fide Mama said...

Just wanted to let you know that you won the Ridiculous Chocolate give away. If we don't hear from you by Wednesday, we'll pick another winner.