October 8, 2009

Vegan MoFo: Brekkie Sandwich!

Best. Easy. Breakfast. EVER!Brekkie Sandwich

  • Toasted whole wheat english muffin (or whatever bready item you like)
  • Favorite Vegan Sausage (or Fakin’ Bacon is great too)
  • Mashed Avocado
  • Sliced Tomato
  • Slice O’ Tofu
  • Native Cheese

Here’s the dirt on this household favorite :

Fry up the sausage and tofu in a little olive oil with some Bragg’s liquid aminos sprankled in there for salty goodness.  Also liberal sprinkes of Costco Organic No-Salt Seasoning  add a nice flavor.

The magic ingredient however, is the Native Cheese.  This is a modified recipe from Tanya’s delicious Native Chis from Native Foods.  I can’t mention that place enough.  Native Foods.  Native Foods.  Ok, anyway here’s how to make my version:

  • 2 cups almonds or cashews, or any combination
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tsp. sea salt, or himalayan pink sea salt if you’re fancy
  • 1/4 large onion
  • 2 Tbsp. minced garlic (the kind in oil)
  • 1 Tbsp. Raw Tahini

Place it all in your $500 Vitamix and blend until creamy smooth.  Yes, I said $500 Vitamix, because you really need to own one if you don’t.  It’ll never break, and you can do amazing wondrous things with it.  Go ahead and try with a wimpy normal blender.  You won’t be happy. I’m sure many of you have variations on this, post yours in the forum!

October 5, 2009

Vegan MoFo Day #5 AKA International Balls

….of delicious chickpeas and spices, FALAFEL! Who doesn’t like delicious falafel, complete with tomatoes, onion, tahini, hummus, lettuce, or any of many, many more vegan toppings (10+) at Maoz falafel stand.

Other than the fried in oil bit, falafel is quite good for you, with lots of protein, b-vitamins, & minerals.

The first store opened in Amsterdam in the early 90s, but now they have 25 stores all over the world; France, Spain, Germany, America, and India. My lady friend Janie and I ate there in Amsterdam, right across from Centraal Station, and it was divine. Plenty of spice if you like, and everything is vegetarian, and I believe most toppings were vegan. And to top off a great meal, it was cheap. Tasty, nutritious, & cheap, the trifecta of dining, for me anyway.

Of course in Amsterdam there are lots of reasons to be …uh…hungry, but their other worldwide locations have been quite successful as well, and founders Nachman and Sima Milo plan to be the veg McDonalds, with a goal of opening 1000 locations! We really hope they do, although I have a feeling either Native Foods or The Veggie Grill might get there first, at least in the USA.

You can download Maoz extremely simple menu here.

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