Wednesday's Breakfast: Tofu Scramble and Tempeh Bacon
Thursday's Dinner: Falafel and Tahini Dressing
On Wednesday, we couldn't leave the house due to all of the snow! We managed to shovel out the driveway and patio, but beyond that.. things weren't looking too promising. We even had to help a neighbor who was stuck on our street. Since Chad spent most of his morning shoveling the driveway, I made a delicious, hot breakfast.
We also planned to make Falafel on Wednesday. We had everything we needed (chickpeas, pita, etc.), but didn't have any of the fresh produce (cucumber, tomatoes, parsley) to accompany it. AND since our street still wasn't plowed by dinner time, we waited until Thursday. I was looking forward to making the falafel, because Chad and I both really like it. The only time I actually made it, I cheating by using a mix and wrote about it here. We've had it several times, including from Doener stands in Germany, at Reza's in Chicago and from the buffet at Holy Land Diner. I read some suggestions from others over at PPK, so I decided beforehand that I would bake, instead of fry the falafel. I followed the recipe almost word for word, only omitting the onions. I thought it looked pretty dry and crumbly, so I was unsure how it would stick together. After some time in the refrigerator, it was surprisingly easy to mold. Also, while that was "chilling," I whipped up the Tahini Dressing, which was not only easy and tasty, but was also a good way to use up some more of the parsley.
|pitas, loaded and ready to go|
Thoughts after week four of the challenge? I think that "Vegan with a Vengeance" is still my favorite vegan cookbook. There is such a variety of recipes, and they're all pretty quick and simple... even, as I learned this week, ones that I thought would were daunting or difficult. We have a Post-in stuck inside the front cover scribbled full of things we still want to make, so this cookbook will be well-loved well into the future!