Meat Free Monday: Pink Salt is Tofu’s Best Friend

I recently bought a grinder of Himalayan Pink Salt, and it’s really taken my breakfast tofu sandwiches to a new level.

I also bought some “Meyer Lemon & Blood Orange Pepper Jelly.” It’s sweet, spicy, and citrus-y. I generally like pepper jelly, unless it leans too heavily on green bell peppers … but this is just a whole new level of yummy. The only better pepper jelly I’ve had recently was Mississippi State University’s own five pepper jelly.

Yum!

Meat Free Monday: Which Wich? Vegan Wich!

I recently ate at Which Wich? after reading this article about its vegan offerings

I have to say, Which Wich? Has a LOT more and better vegan options than many of its competitors (like McAlisters, Sweet Peppers, Firehouse, or … yick … Subway).

Their samdwiches are great, but beware their hot pepper blend … when they say hot, they mean it.

Their house chips are awesome, a top notch salt and pepper style.

They also have a light and refreshing sweet green tea.

Give them a try the next time you want a deli sandwich. 

Meat Free Monday: Vegan Pierogies

So my sweet, smart, and wonderful wifie figured out how too make vegan pierogies. They were very good, but they took a long time and a lot of attention.

Then, she decided to modify the recipe, making a casserole with biscuit dough and pierogie filling (black beans, red bell peppers,red onions, potatoes,spices).

It was much faster and extra yummy.

Meat Free Monday: Processed Not Meats


Oddly enough, the meats I missed most were not steaks, burgers, or even bacon. It was hot dogs and lunchmeat. Basically, the trash foods that hardly taste like meat anyway.

When I first went vegan I avoided fake meats and cheeses while I got “clean” so to speak. I then got into Boca burgers and “chick’n,” which are convenient and helpful, but not meatlike.

But now I’m so far in that I hate the scent of actual meat and even cheese. I’m not worried about going back. 

And so I get to have HOT DOGS! And LUNCH MEATLESS! 

These hot dogs tasted just like regular hot dogs, but without the nasty meat smell. They also have much less fat and zero cholesterol. I like them on buns with catsup and Just Mayo. 

The fake turkey lunch meatless actually tastes like bologna to me, but again without that noxious dead animal smell. I’m loving them, on white bread with a little Just Mayo. 

Meat Free Monday: Super King Buffet In Hattiesburg, MS

So this is my favorite Chinese buffet around.

Why? It is very vegan-friendly if you don’t mind a shared hibachi. 

Their make your own has not only soba but udon, glorious udon! As well as a good selection of vegetables and sauces.

Also, they have two vegan sushi types, plus seaweed and edamame on the buffet. 

For dessert, they have fresh fruit. The pineapple is my favorite.

I can eat myself silly with yummy food I know is safe.

Yay!

Meat Free Monday: Lower-Fat Tofu Breakfast Sandwich

I love these because they’re savory and a little sweet, just like fast food breakfast sandwiches, but without the nasty heavy greasiness (and, of course, without the animal products).

Ingredients: 

  • 1 block firm or extra firm tofu
  • 8 slices white bread (I still love Sara Lee Artisano)
  • Vegan margarine
  • Jelly (I prefer grape or hot pepper jelly) 
  • Salt and pepper
  • Onion flakes 
  • Optional: vegan cheeze

Directions

  • Cut the tofu into 8 pieces. You’ll use 2 per sandwich 
  • Put the tofu in a nonstick pan on medium high heat.
  • Add salt and pepper and onion flakes to the tofu
  • Let it cook for 5 minutes without messing with it.
  • Flip it, add more salt and pepper and onion flakes, and turn the heat down to medium
  • Let it cook for 4 minutes without messing with it.
  • Toast the bread while the tofu is cooking.
  • Assemble the sandwiches: margarine, jelly, 2 pieces of tofu, and vegan cheeze if you like it.

The onion flakes make it extra savory, the margarine and tofu make it creamy and rich, the toast makes it crispy, and the jelly makes it sweet.

Yum!