I read somewhere that it is traditional to have a noodle dish for New Year’s. It was an Eastern custom and the long noodles signified long life and all kinds of good stuff. It’s not as if I needed an excuse to do something with noodles or Asian food. I could eat Asian food nearly every day and never tire of it. I’ve been accused of trying to do that with our menus if I tell the truth. Last night’s dinner used a variation on the peanut sauce from VwaV tossed with noodles, topped with a stir fry of broccoli, snow peas, red peppers and seitan.
Over the weekend, I had this terrific idea for a red pepper and portobello panini sandwich, with a side salad dressed with a balsamic maple dressing. Instead, we ended up with this French Onion Soup. The mushrooms didn’t look so hot and the greens weren’t so green. The soup turned out ok.
We also had another version of Tofu666′s Marsala. This time with seitan made from V’con. That seitan recipe is my all time favorite. It helps that it’s so easy, too. From now on, I’m making it in batches 2 1/2 times the recipe size so I can keep some in the freezer. The Marsala is so different made with seitan! It’s an awesome recipe and delicious both ways.
While they aren’t resolutions, I have some goals for 2008.
- Eat less sugar (except for cookie testing, of course),
- Learn to make sushi,
- Learn to make pierogies,
- Experiment with more grains,
- Exercise once in a while (it won’t kill me!),
- Learn to really use our camera so I can take better pictures,
- Scour the net for more great vegan recipes from bloggers,
- Increase my awareness about my own actions,
- Be less reclusive so that I can…..
- Be a better advocate for veganism.
Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year, filled with new experiences and much happiness.