Saturday, October 13, 2012
Vegan MoFo - Speedy bookmarked meals
If you are anything like me, your recipe bookmarks will have grown madly since the start of October. There have been so many fantastic recipes and ideas shared during Vegan MoFo already and there is still over half of the month remaining! During the nights I've had off my country theme cooking, I turned to a couple of easy meals I had bookmarked over the last couple of weeks and put them to the test.
First up was a Mac n Cheese recipe from Chloe's Kitchen which I read about on omgoshimvegan. I haven't tried many of these types of recipes and we haven't enjoyed the baked versions I've made but this one looked so nice and creamy, the ingredients sounded good and it was a speedy dinner which was just what I wanted. I loved that it included broccoli florets as I normally include them in creamy pasta dishes. I only made half the quantity of the recipe which was more than enough for the three of us and also added a few broad beans as we really enjoy them in pasta. This bowl of pasta tasted great and restored my faith in Mac n Cheese, it was very creamy and had a nice cheesy flavour.
It's no secret that I love tofu scramble and have been blogging about them a bit recently. Fellow Australian blogger Erin of Meet the Wikos tofu scramble caught my eye with her Aussie twist of adding the indigenous herb lemon myrtle as I had never used it before. I also loved how it was served on roasted tomatoes and the only change I made to this was to fry a few mushrooms in with the tofu. The man and I really enjoyed this meal, it was packed full of lemony flavour and the fresh thyme paired perfectly. The young man wasn't so keen on it although he is pretty picky when it comes to scrambles. Now that I have lemon myrtle in the pantry, I've been thinking of a few other ways I would like to use it.
I'm happy to have found a couple of quick tasty meals I will definitely make again in the future and am looking forward to trying out some more of the delicious recipes I have bookmarked!