I'm sorry to say that the Carrot and Red Pepper Soup did not come to fruition yesterday, nor did the Hearty Chili Mac. This is what happens when I drink. All good intentions fly out of the window. And this on one glass of Cabernet Sauvignon. (sigh)
I stayed at my neighbor's, enjoying the company of several new people I met and hers, and by the time I got home, I was not in the cooking mood. Hey, it was almost 8PM. Remember, I'm an official snowbird now. We eat dinner at 4PM.
I did stay vegan yesterday, though (except for -- slap my hand -- two pieces of this yummy had-to-try creamy cheddar cheese my new acquaintances brought down from Canada). I made a salad with romaine, crumbled up black bean burger, corn, tomatoes, peppers and salsa for lunch.
So to make up for my dreadful lack of commitment to the cooking, I whipped out the cookbooks this morning and chopped up a mini-storm. I made Zucchini Scramble with half of my tofu and the Asian Marinade for the other half, which is happily soaking as I write. See below for the photos and reviews (yes, all of my photos are always enlarged by clicking, but not sure you will want to today)
Zucchini Scramble: Zucchini (natch), onion, garlic, tofu, chili powder, sauteed in water. Add soy sauce at the end.
Plated: They said to use French bread or an English muffin, but all I had on hand was Sourdough, so that's what it's on. It was optional to add salsa, so I glopped on some Trader Joe's Southwestern.
But I have a skilletful left over, so I guess I'll be eating it for a few more days.
Lemon Ginger Tea
I wouldn't recommend drinking it with the Zucchini Scramble. Salsa, soy, lemon and ginger just don't go well together. Even drinking it afterwards wasn't the best.
It even comes with a fortune attached to the tea bag. Sorry my camera is focus-challenged, but here is what it says: You will never find happiness if you do not conquer your own doubt.
Well, I doubt that I will ever cook the Zucchini Scramble again and that makes me happy. So take that!
And my tofu is still marinating............