IMBB? #19 I Can't Believe I Ate Vegan!.
The fabulous Sam of Becks & Posh is hosting this month's IMBB?, choosing Vegan foods/meals for the theme.
Sam suggested we try to 'surprise' someone with our vegan dishes; you know, 'really? You liked it? That's great...it has a tofu base' kind of thing.
It's a great idea, but unfortunately, I don't have anyone I can really spring vegan food upon; Matt knows what I eat, my in-laws know I'm a vegetarian (and vegan's just a step up from that)...and we have no friends. Sigh.
So, it's just us.
Not surprising either of us, I found some lovely vegan recipes in the October issue of Vegetarian Times.
First, Vegetable-Lentil Curry...a curry of lentils, cauliflower, and sweet potatoes.
I thought it was 'ok'; Matt didn't care much for it because...well...he doesn't like sweet potatoes. It's the 'sweet' that turns him off.
(shh...don't tell, but we gave the rest to the dogs!)
To go with, a Spicy Red Dal.
Wow. This dish was hot! Just a half teaspoon of red pepper flakes, but it pretty much ignited the second it came into contact with my mouth. Really spicy, which Matt loves. Me...I need a huge mouthful of rice as a dampener!
Pretty tasty, and very simple to make.
And because (theoretically) you can't end a meal without serving dessert: Crunchy Chocolate Truffle Pie.
Firm tofu, processed with pure maple syrup. To this, add creamy peanut butter, then melted chocolate. Pour into a graham cracker crust and chill to ready to serve. Top with (recipe wanted chocolate-covered pretzels, but we couldn't find any) dark chocolate-covered almonds.
Wow...really rich, really dense. Great texture. You'd never guess it was made with tofu!
Tagged with: IMBB # 19 + Vegan