Happy Hump day.... Last night for dinner I made the Broiled Tofu from Veganomicon. I wasn't too sure if I would like this or not, but believe it or not, I was craving tofu and rice, so I went for it. After draining the tofu, I sliced it into 1/4" slices, and put the slices into a non stick pan that had been sprayed with olive oil. The sauce for the tofu consisted of water, soy sauce, lemon juice and minced garlic. I have tons of recipes marked in the Veganomicon cookbook that I am dying to make! For some reason I seem to always be lacking an important ingredient though. I need to get back to planning my meals, so I am better prepared. I'll tell you in a minute if I liked the tofu or not.
For the rice, I used brown rice. Once it had finished cooking, I transferred it to a non stick skillet and added some cumin, turmeric, soy sauce, pepper, nutritional yeast, frozen veggies and a can of chickpeas (drained and rinsed). This was one of those times that I didn't measure anything, I just winged it. I cooked the rice mixture for about 10-15 minutes.
The results of the broiled tofu and chickpea rice turned out phenomenal! The lemony flavor of the tofu was a perfect compliment to the chickpea rice. I'll definitely be making it again....two thumbs up for the tofu!
Question....what are you doing for Thanksgiving? Do you have a big family get together where your family members aren't vegan? This is my first Thanksgiving as a vegan and I am trying to decide what to cook for myself. My family members are not vegan....not even vegetarian. Any suggestions as to what would be an easy one person meal to make for Thanksgiving?