Wednesday, January 15, 2014

I made several yummy Happy Herbivore dishes this week - I even have two more recipes planned for tomorrow and Friday night - but I will share those next week!  Here's what I have been making:

Pinto Beans & Cornbead:  I wrote about my pinto beans earlier in the week - you can find out how I make mine plant-based without using meat or fat by reading this post.  Until I found Lindsay's recipe for Fat Free Cornbread, I made a plant-based cornbread using creamed corn.  It was good but we were longing for a cornbread that was similar to the taste and texture we had in our old eggs/milk/oil recipe.  Her recipe exceeded all my expectations and the two thumbs up from all 3 of my guys was the real clincher.

No Chicken Vegetable Broth Powder:  I use vegetable broth a lot in my kitchen - both in recipes and to saute vegetables.  I've only made my own once and it really isn't something I plan on doing on any kind of regular basis.  Considering how much I use, it can be rather expensive so I have been using Lindsay's Vegetable Broth Powder to replace the seasoning packet in Ramen noodles and added to water to replace the vegetable broth in recipes - especially soups.  It was very easy to make and I keep it airtight in Mason jar.  Just use 1 tablespoon in 1 cup of water and you are good to go!

This week I tried HH's Tofu Scramble for the first time.  I know, I know - it's inconceivable!  So, let me tell you, I am sorry I didn't get around to trying it sooner!  I told my husband if you eat it expecting it to taste like eggs then you will be disappointed BUT it has a really great flavor and we enjoyed eating it breakfast burrito-style on a tortilla with a little hot sauce.  My son loved it and I am happy to have found something to replace the burritos from McD's that he was fond of.  Lindsay suggested I also try the Breakfast Sandwich from The Happy Herbivore Cookbook.  I am looking forward to trying it.

Broccoli & Red Pepper Stir Fry from Everyday Happy Herbivore
(with a couple of additions)


1 comment:

  1. I use these when regular veggie broth becomes a little generic especially for certain soups.