Sunday, January 13, 2008

The Sunday Scramble and Shamless Kitty Pictures


My apologies for being MIA for the last few days. I mean, I don't suppose you were terribly upset by my lack of posting, but I gotta say, it makes me truly excited (maybe a little too excited) when I see a new blog posting on any one of my fave blogs...Not that I'm saying I am your fave blog. Uhm...I will just stop rambling now and assume that you get the point!

So what have I been eating/cooking lately?! Well... not a heck of a lot! Well, I mean, I HAVE been eating, but nothing totally exceptional that I MUST write about it. And uh, my camera batteries died and only yesterday did I manage to pick some more up! Hoorah!

Today though, for breakfast, we had TOFU SCRAMBLE! I know, I know, totally over used. Just about every vegan cookbook, blogger and recipe page has their own version. And to be honest, I don't use any of them. But nor do I have my own recipe. It changes everytime I make it! But its all good cause it makes things interesting, yes?

For todays scramble, I thawed a frozen block of tofu in a sink full of boiling water. (we don't have a microwave...they terrify me. Honestly. Our favourite restaurant has NO microwave and NO deepfryer...just the way I like things, which is one of the reasons they are my absolute favourite! They are so great though, they deserve their own post....later) I'm getting easily sidetracked today. So anyway, I thawed the tofu, pressed it for about 30 minutes while I prepped the rest. I then crumbled it and let it soak in a mixture of apple cider vinegar and tamari for about 10 minutes, then into the cast iron pan went it for a few minutes, then I added a mixture of water, only about 1/4 cup, chickpea flour, nooch (the two constants in my scrambles), tumeric, garlic powder, onion powder, a pinch of kosher salt and fresh ground black and red pepper. I also added fresh chopped red pepper, tomato, mushroom and spinach.

The spinach was a last minute addition because I had planned to juice it...and my juicer passed out this morning. Yes that is correct, I pushed the little guy too hard. A quality juicer it is not, but a free juicer it was, so I can't complain. It's totally my own fault though for remembering that I had ginger in the freezer, which I just HAD to have in my juice, which I was not patient enough to de-frost first. Frozen ginger + sub par juicer = sad day.

We also had a fruit salad of green grapes, navel orange and golden delicious apple, with toast for me and a bagel for Curtis. It filled us up to the top of bellies and gave us lots of fuel for an afternoon trek around the city. Its a beautiful sunny day here in Halifax. Its a little chilly, but nothing a travel mug of coffee can't remedy! With a little So Nice Mocha soy milk added! That stuff is delicious, if you haven't yet tried it. It comes in little tetra pack, recycleable packages, that are great on the go. I'm often quite busy at work, so I find those little guys a great way to get some calories, fiber, and protein in if my lunch break is no where in site. Those and lara bars. I could probably live off of lara bars if I didn't enjoy being in the kitchen and playing with food so much.

On the menu for tonight is our usual Sunday night of adventure! Homemade pizzas with drinks and movies! If you haven't had a chance yet to read Tracy's latest entry though, you really should. She makes me laugh so hard I pee my pants sometimes. Okay, so I don't ACTUALLY pee in my pants...but you see where I'm going with this. And also, us Nova Scotia girls have to represent.

I think that is all the latest gossip for today. I will however leave you now with a total glamour shot of Lola, sleeping facedown on the couch. Lola is an endless source of entertainment, at least for us...have I mentioned we don't have cable?



Tracy said...

Hey Kristine! Told you I added you to my favourites! Thanks so much for the referral, BTW!
I really liked the tofu scramble the one time I made it...I guess it's mostly because I never was an "egg" person in my omni days that I never have any urge to replace it. Anyway, I actually asked about you when I was in at Pete's...they still have a diploma of yours on the wall back in the vitamin section. So, where are you working now? I would have dropped by if I knew. We spent about two hours touring the downtown and fighting off panhandlers! Maybe next time......

Anonymous said...

Lola is so cute!!!

Ah Tofu Scramble. You're right, so many recipes. You're better off finding something you like, and variety makes it exciting everytime. =)