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Good Food Coming Soon!

Posted in asian, breakfast, dinner, indian, lunch, mexican on February 7, 2011 by nosferatofu
beef.....the chicken of the sea

beef.....the chicken of the sea

This picture has nothing to do with this blog entry but I wanted to share some laughs 🙂  No idea what its supposed to mean though.

Did some epic shopping at the grocery store yesterday.  Lots of delicious food in store.  I promised myself as I was putting it all in the refrigerator that I wouldn’t forget to take pictures of the food this time.

Well…..I already failed…..forgot to take a photo of the vegan spinach lasagna I had for dinner last night.  Topped with basil leafs.  And garlic bread.  Soooooo good.

Well at least I have the rest of the week to make up for last night’s omission.  And tomorrow (Tuesday) I’m meeting a friend for some Thai food vegan dinner.  So….lots in store.

Until then……enjoy the cow and dolphin frolicking in the sea 🙂


Trip to Monterey

Posted in dinner, indian, lunch, restaurants, travel on October 29, 2010 by nosferatofu

Old Fisherman's Wharf

Got back late Wednesday night from Monterey.  I was there since Sunday for a library conference.

Had a great time and ate some great food 😉

British India Curry

Pictured above was an incredibly good Indian curry dish I got at a British Pub of all places.

…and some birdies
Birds on a Rock

….and a night shot I got when I had 2 margaritas and not completely sober 🙂
Old Whaling Station By Night

and another highway shot….i think this was also taken when i was not sober…..
Dockside Overpass

Aloo Palak

Posted in asian, dinner, indian on November 17, 2009 by nosferatofu

aloo palak

I’ve got a mild cold so I wasn’t feeling in the mood to cook anything fancy. At the grocery I found a new dish from Tasty Bite called Aloo Palak. It is potatoes and spinach simmered with onions tomatoes and spices.

I added some vegetable dumpling balls that I bought at the local Asian grocery and it made for a great sick day meal, along with some bread.

Looking forward to making that pumpkin soup this weekend, so until then…..have a good week everyone.

Cooking As Meditation – A Perfect Evening

Posted in dessert, dinner, indian, raw on July 13, 2009 by nosferatofu

dinner on the patio!

I moved into a new apartment last weekend, so I’ve been very busy with packing, unpacking, and getting stuff set up. I haven’t had very much time to cook, so I haven’t had the best eating habits lately.

But last night (Sunday evening) I cooked my first real meal in my new place, and enjoyed it on the patio. I have a gas range now, instead of electric, which I don’t have too much experience with, so I decided to do something easy – curried vegetables. It turned out excellent! For dessert, I had a raw pudding that I bought from the local Mother’s Market (an awesome mostly vegetarian market).

I’ve been picking up some cool things to cook with…Bed Bath & Beyond really loves me right now. I’m really excited about my new refrigerator; it has the freezer on the bottom, so the main compartment is eye-level and easier to reach things. I also bought a fancy new eco-friendly set of pots and pans called Greenware. They are great to cook with.

curry stir fry

As for my dinner….I chopped up some broccoli, cauliflower, butternut squash and green beans, sauteed them a bit and then simmered in some Bombay Curry. For dessert, the raw pudding. When I tried a sample in the market, I nearly did a backflip it was that delicious.

pudding ingredients
raw pudding
raw chocolate pudding

Bengal Lentils & "Steak" Tofu

Posted in dinner, indian, lunch, tofu with tags , , , , , , , on March 7, 2008 by nosferatofu

I made this for lunch yesterday, and it was surprisingly good. I’ve made the lentils before, which I bought at Trader Joe’s, but it seemed something was missing.

My buddy Matt, who recently made the switch to being vegan, gave me some “steak” tofu to try, and so I figured that hearty tofu would go great with some hearty Indian-spiced lentils. And it definitely hit the spot.

I’m usually a fan of light lunches, and this was perfect fare. Not too heavy, and it kept me satisfied until dinner time.

I put a bit of extra virgin organic olive oil in a pan and fried up the tofu for a minute or two, on medium heat, just to get it warm and ever so slightly crispy. Delicious!

Punjab Eggplant with Squash

Posted in dinner, indian with tags , , , on February 14, 2008 by nosferatofu

Tonight I made a Punjab eggplant and squash dinner. This is my favorite “weeknight” dinner. Its super easy, and super tasty. I stir-fried some squash and onions, mixed it with brown rice (which I had left over from my stuffed bell pepper dinner), and I added a box of the Punjab Eggplant sauce.
I know, I cheated. The Punjab Eggplant was ready made, but it is soooooooo good, and super quick to heat up. Filling but doesn’t leave you stuffed, and it really is a delight for the palate.

punjab eggplant