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Vegan Confessions – Tofu Pressing

I have a confession. . .

I don’t press my tofu.

My excuse is pure laziness.

I usually just cube it and throw it in the pan for stir fry.

Or I smush it up with a potato masher for tofu scramble.

If I had a TofuXpress, I might start pressing.

But until then, I just can’t waste time waiting for my tofu to press under a stack of cookbooks and a dish towel.

So, there’s my confession. :)

Happy Vegan MOFO!!

Happy Monday, and the first day of Vegan MOFO! I’m going to shoot for 20 posts this month. That’s about 4 post a week, so I’ve got some blogging to do!

Now that they weather is getting cooler (if you call 70 degrees cooler), I though it time to whip out the slow cooker and prepare some hearty fall meals.

Behold, my first slow cooker meal of the year – Vegan Enchilada Casserole and Spanish Yellow Rice

Vegan Enchilada Casserole and Spanish Yellow Rice

The casserole recipe is courtesy of Kathy Hester’s The Vegan Slow Cooker. (P.S. Check out her Healthy Slow Cooking blog for other yummy slow cooker recipes.)

This recipe is super easy. I layered all of the ingredients in the slow cooker before work, and then set the time and forgot about it for the rest of the day. In my version, I substituted tofu for vegan chorizo and it was super tasty.

This dish is a bit spicy, so if you aren’t into heat, make sure to pick up a mild enchilada sauce.

For the yellow rice, I veganized this recipe from Food Network - which pretty much just involved using Earth Balance in place of the butter. The recipe was SO easy and D loved it, so I’ll definitely be making again (and it’s easier on the wallet to buying the pre-made kind).

What’s your favorite slow cooker recipe?

ETL Week One

ETL Six Week Challenge is going well. I’m already down three pounds!

It’s been a busy busy week, but I’ve managed to find easy meals that fit the Eat to Live guidelines, and that satisfy my hubbers too.

What did we eat this week?

I found this recipe on Fat Free Vegan Kitchen for No-Pasta Eggplant Lasagna. I actually used the recipe from Happy Herbivore Cookbook for the Tofu Ricotta as the filling, since I like it and it’s a super simple recipe. Since the “salad is the main course” I also had a HUGE mixed greens salad, topped with Chickpeas and Nooch.

From Fat Free Vegan’s website. Not my photo.

Another night, we enjoyed the Asparagus and Chickpea Casserole from Fat Free Vegan. I actually used green beans instead of asparagus.  I also took Susan’s recommendation and made gluten free with cornstarch instead of using flour. D loved it, especially because it was topped with hash browns!

R. Thomas vegan yummies

On Tuesday, I had a doctor’s appointment at Piedmont Hospital. D wanted to treat me to lunch following the appointment, so we decided to try out R. Thomas Deluxe Grill, a funky 24-hour diner that has a ton of vegetarian and vegan friendly options. I ordered the Lucky Green Tea Bowl, which had quinoa, tofu and a plethora of other veggies. It was topped with a kale/collard salad. They probably used more oil than Dr. Fuhrman would have liked, but it was delicious.

D enjoyed a tofu scramble, with vegan sausage and the kale/collard salad. Although he said the tofu scramble wasn’t as good as my tofu scramble (shh. Don’t tell him it’s really Happy Herbivore’s Tofu Scramble).

I’ll be posting more eats from week two!