Thursday, April 12, 2007

Repeats Worth Repeating

And, sadly, I believe that post title is a repeat, as well. sigh ;)
VWaV's Revolutionary Spanish Omelet was something I tried my hand at back in November for Thanksgiving. I've been craving it ever since. Using what I had in the house, I scaled it down to half the recipe which made a much thinner version with the same amazing flavor and texture. (I only used one large red potato, skin on, half a med onion, and one box of silken tofu and adjusted the seasonings accordingly).I skipped the almond pesto (which is truly amazing) and just enjoyed the omelet's flavor with some fresh avocado and a side of strawberries. I'm already planning to make this again very soon but larger for more leftovers! what a great breakfast!

We've been enjoying a LOT of mashed cauliflower these days. Hits the spot just like mashed potatoes always did without the guilt! So what goes good with mashed cauliflower with a simple nutritional yeast gravy? Dreena's Stuffed Portabellos from TEV. These are a definite favorite in our house. The flavor is phenomenal and they're so easy to make! I do believe they're my favorite way to stuff a 'shroom these days.

and i love that, since that's cauliflower and not potatoes, I can serve each thing up on a fluffy bed of quinoa for a punch of protein!

11 comments:

springsandwells said...

Oh cool,
I've never tried either of these dishes. It sounds like I've got all the ingredients on hand for a revolutionary omlet!!
Maybe I'll try it this weekend?
:) amey

LisaJean119 said...

Now this really has inspired me to start cooking.. It's great to come back and have quite a few blogs to catch up on :). Yeah same here about the vegan meat products, they contain a lot of random things I want to stay away from too!

Liliy said...

Wow, I'm really behind on commenting on this blog. The banana bread looks delicous, I've tried the seitan recipe (well, actually I made up my own, but used the oven baking technique.) and it is by far the best seitan I've ever tasted. Do you think the spanish omelet could be made soy free?

Don't Get Mad Get Vegan! said...

springsandwells- enjoy! it's incredibly yummy

lisajean- don't ya love that about all the vegan food blogs out there? ya can't stay uninspired too long...someone's bound to dig up something that gets ya salivating. hehe

liliy- at first, i thought, 'Hmmmm, since tofu is what makes this the omelette egg-y, i don't think you could really accomplish it soy-free'..then i turned to vegweb and found this, http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=5152.0, which uses a chickpea flour mixture to create that texture. maybe you could tinker with that idea? actually, now I'M wanting to! i try to have soy free days a few times a week ;)

Chris said...

I definitely need to try that stuffed portobello recipe. Looks great.

I've just been catching up on some of my favorite blogs after checking out for a while and I just read about your recent ordeal. I'm so sorry you're faced with such a painful loss but you're obviously someone with the strength to somehow get through it. Take care of yourself.

laura jesser said...

I have been eyeing the Spanish omelet recipe myself. You've convinced me. And the stuffed portobellos--that's another one I've been meaning to try! Gosh, I swear if I cooked from morning to night every day I wouldn't have time to try everything I want to try! :) Oh well. All your dishes look perfect, of course!

Douglas said...

Do you add any flour to the omelette to help make it stable at all? I have to make it though. I amde little versions of it before not using potato but firm tofu and veggies binded with silken tofu and spelt flour.

I have to try your recipe though

Tracy said...

I really like the look of that omelette- I guess I now know what's on the menu for Sunday brunch!

Melody Polakow said...

I'm just catching up with your blog... and while you food looks great, I just want to give you a big hug and express my deepest sympathy over your loss...

Roxy said...

WOW--vegan omlets! The more I hear about Dreena's books, the more I think I need to get them! Yumm!!

Jackie said...

I have been eating lots of cauliflower lately and now you have given me a different way to try it.

Never thought of trying to make a Vegan omelette.