Basil Mushroom Pizza With Miyoko’s Mozzarella

Nova made us the crust using a Pioneer Woman recipe substituting the white flour for whole wheat. Crust wasn’t bad for being whole wheat. This was our first time trying miyoko’s vegan mozzarella. It was good but we’d use more of it in the future. Guess we’re used to the really strong flavor of Daiya which we use sparingly.

Before the oven.

Out of the oven. Cheese is almost non-existent.

Sliced and served.

Tofu Jerky

As for the marinade you could add many other seasonings to your liking such as black pepper, hot sauce etc… Below is a base marinade that I start with.

Ingredients:
1/2 block of extra firm tofu
4 Tbsp tamari
1 tsp liquid smoke
1 tsp garlic powder
Black pepper

Directions:
Mix the tamari, liquid smoke and garlic in a bowl.
Pat the tofu dry being careful not to damage the integrity of the block. I cut the half block in half again and lightly press them between paper towels.
Cut the tofu into thin slices.
Dip tofu strips in the marinade.
Place tofu strips on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Bake for 2.5 to 3 hours at 200 degrees.

Before going into the oven.

After 3 hours in the oven.

Improved Instant Ramen

I eat a lot of instant ramen but generally minus the broth and stir-fried. While battling a cold this week I decided to eat it with the broth. I cooked the ramen in water along with a veggie bouillon cube, garlic, onion and turmeric powders. THe only veggie I had on hand was Brussels sprouts so I shaved and included them. I also crumbled up some tofu jerky. Was really good.

For the jerky I patted dry and thinly sliced extra firm tofu and dipped it in a mixture of tamari, liquid smoke and garlic salt. I then roasted in a 200 degree oven for 3 hours.

Aldi’s Vegan

Aldi’s USA just recently introduced a line of vegan meats and cheese. So far we’ve tried two of the burgers.

The soy protein patty was pretty good. Nice meaty texture but I didn’t detect much of a flavor which is fine.

The Thai burger turned out a little mushy which may have been due to my cooking but it had a nice flavor.

I’d eat either of these again.

Bibimbap Burrito

Ingredients
Cooked rice
Red bell pepper
Cucumber
Green onion
Mushrooms
Spinach
Carrots
Gochujang sauce

Directions
Finely dice, slice, matchstick or whatever all of the veggies. Place veggies, rice and gochujang sauce on a whole wheat, burrito size, flour tortilla and roll.