Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Cedar Smoked Tofu and Pasta Salad in a Chipotle, Spinach and Roasted Red Pepper Dressing

In amidst the packing and cleaning and prepping for the move, I found time to fix a few quick meals that can be easily eaten throughout the week. This cold pasta salad is one of them. It is very hearty, very yummy and comes together in the amount of time it takes to boil the pasta.

Cedar Smoked Tofu and Pasta Salad in a Chipotle, Spinach and Roasted Red Pepper Dressing
1 lb pasta (I used penne)
1 lb block of extra firm smoked tofu (you can buy it already smoked, or make your own), cut into bite sized chunks
1 cup vegan mayo
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp ground chipotle powder
1 tsp chili powder
12 oz roasted red peppers, sliced thinly
14 oz spinach (drained if using canned, about 2 cups if using fresh, chiffonade)
salt and pepper to taste

Prepare pasta according to package instructions. In a large bowl, combine all other ingredients. When pasta is ready, drain and run cold water over it to cool it down quickly. Toss the pasta with the dressing. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Kick off the Summer with Cozy Inside!

Cozy Inside is ON SALE from now until the end of May!

Use the following discount code, W99G395B when ordering the Black and White copy directly from my e-store and get $2 off!


Tuesday, May 13, 2008


...that I haven't posted in awhile. My husband and I are in the process of moving and our house in half packed in boxes and half in a mess. This is making it pretty difficult to be creative in the kitchen! So bear with me over the next few weeks. Once we've settled into our new place, I will have a beautifully organized kitchen, just calling for me to create!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Cinco de Mayo Burgers

Happy Cinco de Mayo! For most of us who celebrate this holiday, it's all about getting your drink on, so who wants to be strapped down in the kitchen with hugely elaborate recipes? This one is so easy, and quick, that you'll be able to get back to the party in minutes!

Serving Suggestion
Serve with tortilla chips and salsa or guacamole, or with spanish rice and beans. To garnish, think burrito fillings. Sour creem, avocado, salsa, peppers, onions...

Disclaimer: NEVER, EVER do I write recipes that require you to buy a prepackaged meat analog. This is my only exception. Soyrizo is one of the only processed foods that I buy on a regular basis. It tastes SO GOOD! It's available at most grocers now as well.



Cinco de Mayo Burgers
Ingredients (makes 5 patties)
1 12 oz package of Soyrizo
1 14 oz can of frijoles negro (black beans), drained
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup chopped green onion
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
oil or non-stick spray for frying
In a skillet, pan fry Soyrizo and beans until they are completely warmed through and hot. About 5-7 minutes. Turn off the heat and stir in the flour. Let cool until cool enough to handle. Using your hands, knead in the green onion and cilantro Until you get a soft, smooth mixture. Form into patties and pan fry on medium heat in a smidge of oil or use a nonstick spray, until a nice crispy crust forms on each side. Now go get your tequila on!

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