Recently, after a long day, I dug out a Tofu Mate Eggless Salad mix out of the pantry and settled on a very simple meal of a Green Salad (Butter Lettuce, cucumber, carrot, 'shrooms, tomato, and homemade That Ginger Dressing)with this tofu salad on Wasa crispbread with avocado...like so
The salad is a favorite of ours, and I'd never tried the Tofu Mate before. It was pretty good, definitely had the convincing flavor of a good egg salad. I added some chopped green onion, but otherwise followed the package directions. Overall, I like it, but didn't crave the rest of it now sitting in the fridge.
The next morning I remembered the two fancy biscuits from Father's Day Brunch at the Cap'ns Uncles house (my contribution was How it All Vegan's Fancy Biscuits and the Grit Cookbook's Yeast Gravy w/ VWaV's Tempeh Sausage Crumbles mixed in...a huge hit, but no pics. sorry!) I still had to finish off. I whipped up a quick portion of the Grit inspired gravy, just recalling the recipe from my head and going with it, adding some garlic powder and onion powder. Then, I took some of the eggless salad and threw it in a skillet with a spray of olive oil and a generous sprinkling of nutritional yeast* until it browned up nicely.I gotta say, I am totally in love with the results! So much so? I had it again today over a vegan potato roll (yeah, so much for swearing off store bought white breads...at least til these babies are gone....so yummy!). Once again, the leftovers outshine the original meal at our house. I love that. I may win the Cap'n over to loving leftovers after all. ;)
*for those of you that have been reading a while, remember when I bought the 6 lb bucket of NY from vegan essentials? Well, here it is....more than half empty...just over six months later.Told you I'd be lucky if that thing lasted us a whole year! I filled some old Red Star NY shakers to gift a couple friends and family who weren't all that familiar with the product but eager to try it out. I keep an old Ian's breadcrumbs container full of NY in the 'fridge and just refill from the bucket as needed. LOVE IT!