Ok, so maybe I'm just a dorky Cure fan of old and can never come up with clever post titles. ;) But it really was just after 10 when I finally sat down to eat on this recent lonely Friday eve when the Cap'n was working late.
Funny, 'cause I'd been dreaming up this dinner for m'self even before I saw that Urban Vegan had enjoyed a very similar meal on her recent Girl's Night In. Seeing how yummy hers turned out just clinched it!
So, mine started out with a simple salad that I found in my The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen cookbook. It's very basic in that it consists of romaine lettuce and the dressing.The dressing is pretty interesting as it showcases lemon juice, cinnamon, and chopped dates among it's ingredients. I found that, when you get a dateless bite it's very (almost too, but not quite) lemony. Then you snag a sweet little date and it's a flavor party in your mouth! The cinnamon really shines thru then. I'm thinking of giving the whole dressing a whirl in the food processor next time, making the dates more a part of the dressing and seeing what happens that way.
As the recipe only calls for romaine and the dressing, it makes for a pretty boring picture but refreshing and delightful and easy salad to start a meal. this would go great with something spicy.
For dinner I made some tofu sticks from Vegan Planet using homemade millet bread breadcrumbs and also made Isa's Sweet Potato Fries. I love the cumin/coriander spice with a little homemade agave mustard dipping sauce (equal parts of vegannaise, agave nectar, and dijon mustard...you can add Tofutti Sr. Crm. too but it's not imperative).
I like their seasoning of the breadcrumbs for the tofu stix but not so much the marinade or dipping sauce. I think next time I'll marinade like the basic asian inspired one found in VWaV and Dreena's ginger dipping sauce from Vive, as they each suit my tastes better.