Last night my husband and I had stir fry Thai noodles with veggie Prawns that we had purchased from May Wah (vegieworld.com). I have to say by far they were the worst tasting veggie thing I have ever had. The consistency was slimmy and just completely unappetizing. It turned me off from my whole meal. On a positive note the veggie pork and chicken that we have tried from May Wah has been great so far just the prawns were awful and we would never recommend buying.
I am excited to post that we just received a huge package of food from May Wah (www.vegieworld.com).
This is what we got:
I am so excited to use it all!
So far I have used the BBQ Pork which was amazing. We first had it as a side with some stirfry veggies and brown rice, just heated up. Then today we are having it in an Asian BBQ stirfry with mushrooms, peppers and onions over whole wheat couscous YUM!
I used some of the chik’n legs and made a shake and bake with them and I plan to make some buffalo wings with the remainder.
More updates, pictures and recipes soon!
Neil and I just got back from a wonderful (but very short) Disney Honeymoon. We had 4 nights/3 days at Disney and it was the best time (we can’t wait to go back). We stayed at the Port Orleans- French Quarter and it was great we even got upgraded to a river view room, we originally were supposed to be facing the parking lot. It was also a great place because there was a boat that takes you to downtown Disney we we were the first bus stop for all the parks.
Our first day we just wondered around some of the Disney Resort hotels and downtown Disney. We went to the Contemporary Resort were we played some games at the arcade and then went to lunch at The Wave.
Following this we went back to the hotel and lounged by the pool for a bit before we had to head to the Animal Kingdom Lodge for dinner at Boma. Dinner at Boma was great the chef came out and walked us through the buffet to let us know what dishes were vegan she was also willing to make us some other dishes if there wasn’t enough but there was a ton of options. We had couscous, roasted veggies, a variety of rices, falafel and some yummy olive hummus, as well as a variety of salads and fruit! Our waiter was great too and got us a special desert some raspberry and coconut sorbet because there was nothing at the buffet we could have, overall it was great!
The next day we went to Epcot and Hollywood Studios (former MGM). We went to lunch at Epcot at the Rose and Crown Dining Room where we had a great lunch of vegetable curry with quinoa and bread and vegetable samosas with tamarind and mango sauce (sorry no picture we were so hungry).
Once it started to pour we decided to take a walk over to Hollywood Studios where we had a great time, Neil loved the Tower of Terror. We decided to go to dinner there at the Brown Derby where we had a yummy coconut crusted tofu noodle bowl that was filled with bok choy, edamame and shiitake mushrooms with a red curry sauce.
Our last day we went to Animal Kingdom which ended up being our favorite park I could have spent the entire weekend there it was so amazing. We went to the Rainforest Cafe where we had a portobello sandwich which was good. We spent the 2nd part of the day at Magic Kingdom which was packed! We were overwhelmed by all the people but made sure not to leave before we stopped at the Ice Cream Parlor and had some Toffuti! I had chocolate which was so yummy and Neil had vanilla.
Over all we had an amazing time and can’t wait to go back!
Hannah over at BitterSweet has created the the vegan’s hundred…a play on the omnivore’s hundred that’s been circulating foodie blogs lately. Here’s how it works:
1) Copy this list into your own blog, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Post a comment here once you’ve finished and link your post back to this one.
5) Pass it on!
2. Green Smoothie
3. Tofu Scramble
6. Creme brulee
7. Fondue –
10. Baba ghanoush
12. Authentic soba noodles
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Taco from a street cart
16. Boba Tea
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
20. Vanilla ice Scream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
24. Rice and beans
26. Raw scotch bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
31. Wasabi peas
32. (vegan)Chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Mango lassi
35. Root beer float
36. Mulled cider
37. Scones with vegan buttery spread and jam
38. Vodka jelly
40. Fast food french fries
41. Raw Brownies
42. Fresh Garbanzo Beans
44. Homemade Soymilk
45. Wine from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
48. Vegetable Sushi
49. Glazed doughnut – not in vegan form…yet.
51. Prickly pear
55. Cotton candy
57. Piña colada
58. Birch beer
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores not vegan ones yet
62. Soy curls
63. Chickpea cutlets
66. Homemade Sausages (vegan)
67. Churros, elephant ears, or funnel cake
68. Smoked tofu
69. Fried plantain
72. Warm chocolate chip cookies
74. Corn on the cob
75. Whipped cream, straight from the can the vegan kind ya
77. Fauxstess Cupcake
78. Mashed potatoes with gravy
79. Jerky vegan
81. French onion soup vegan
82. Savory crepes
84. A meal at Candle 79
86. Sprouted grains or seeds
87. Macaroni and “cheese”
89. Matzoh ball soup
90. White chocolate
93. Butterscotch chips
94. Yellow watermelon
95. Chili with chocolate
96. Bagel and Tofutti
97. Potato milk
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Raw cookie dough
77/100 not bad!
I have been horrible about starting back at my blogging, however after our honeymoon things will hopefully settle down and Neil and I can really get into making consistent entries. So until September things will be crazy and entries lacking!
We had a big family take out night from Green Dragon Chinese in Morrisville Vermont on Saturday and my husband and I wanted to dry something different than our usual General Tsao Tofu and Broccoli with garlic sauce that we always seem to get . So to be “daring” we tried the tofu with black bean sauce and the green beans with garlic sauce and some yummy veggie spring rolls. The green beans were pretty good and the springs rolls very yummy however the tofu with black bean sauce just didn’t work for us, the sauce was nice but it was all just a little too slimy.
However, never wanting to waste food I decided to try and save what was left of the tofu so it wouldn’t just get thrown out. We had some left over white rice as well so I decided why not try some black bean tofu rice cakes with a green bean and garlic sauce? I blended the left over tofu and it’s sauce and then mixed it with the left over rice, I added just about a tablespoon of flour to help combine things and then I heated a pan and fried on both sides until brown (aboue 5 min and site) then this was all topped off with some green beans and garlic sauce.
I have to say it was a good save and we didn’t have to waste anything! However now we know not to get the tofu with black bean sauce ever again!
Tonight for dinner we tried out a recipe we both have been dying to try because we love hot sauce! We made up some yummy tempeh hot wings, rosemary roasted potatoes and a green salad of sweet endive tossed in Amy’s Tahini Tomato Dressing. It was a wonderful, light and satisfying meal.
(Photo to come)
Buffalo Tempeh “Wings”
(courtesy of 28 Cooks)
1 (8 oz) pkg tempeh
1/3 c soy milk
1/3 c flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp thyme leaves
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Freshly ground pepper to taste
1 cup Italian seasoned panko crumbs (I was unable to find Italian seasoned panko crumbs that were vegan so I used plain ones that I seasoned with a bit of oregano, salt, pepper, and basil.)
1/2 c Louisiana-style hot sauce (I used Franks)
2 tbsp butter (I used Earth Balance)
1 tbsp ketchup
Bring 4 cups of water to boil over high heat. Meanwhile, remove tempeh from package. Slice into 8 strips. (If you are a first time tempheh eater and have texture issues, I recommend slicing into 10-12 strips) Once water is boiling, lower heat to medium high, add tempeh, and boil for 15 minutes. Drain and rinse with cool water.
Set out 3 bowls. In one, pour in soy milk. In the second, combine flour and seasonings. In third bowl, add panko crumbs. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Place each strip in milk. Coat in flour mixture, then briefly re-dip into milk. Toss with panko crumbs, coating well. Set on slightly oiled baking sheet. Repeat with remaining tempeh strips. Once all are coated and on baking sheet, lightly spray all “wings” with cooking spray. Place into oven and bake for 10 minutes. Flip “wings” over and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
While they are baking, place wing sauce ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Cover with Saran wrap and heat in microwave on medium high setting for a minute and a half. Remove from heat and whisk ingredients together.
When wings are finished baking, toss with sauce. Serve immediately.
For the Rosemary Roasted Potatoes I cut 3 red potatoes into wedges and tossed with a tablespoon of canola oil and tossed with minced garlic and dried rosemary (use fresh if you have it).
The salad was simply greens in this case sweet endive and our favorite dressing (Tahini tomato) but feel free to use any you like!