Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Vegan Spring Frittata

 
This "vegan frittata" is a take-off on the Persian egg dish often called "koko sabzi" and
baked up for the New Year (March 20th or thereabouts).  The lovely green fresh herbs really celebrate Spring!  I have used some traditional ingredients (the herbs) and some non-traditional ingredients (umeboshi plum vinegar, almond milk, nutritional yeast, and of course, the tofu.)  I think of this as a World Recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 2 C. Organic Fresh Parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 C. Organic Fresh Chives, finely chopped
  • 2 C. Organic Fresh Dill, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. Tamari
  • 1/4 C. Plum Vinegar
  • 2 pkgs. Extra Firm Organic Tofu
  • 1/2 C. Almond Milk
  • 1/2 C. Nutritional Yeast
  • 2 tsp. mixed Kosher Salt and Black Pepper 
  • 1 T. Garlic Powder or 1 Clove Garlic, finely chopped

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 350F/177C   - Cover the bottom of a casserole pan with parchment paper
  • Saute the Herbs in a small amount of filtered water until limp in a large pan
  • Add in the Tamari, Salt and Pepper
  • Blend together in a Food Processor (or use a potato masher by hand): Tofu, Plum Vinegar, Almond Milk, Nutritional Yeast, and Garlic.
  • Pour the Tofu Mixture into the large pan with the Herbs and mix well over low heat just until all ingredients are well combined
  • CAREFULLY pour the entire content of the pan into the casserole and Bake at 350 degrees for abut 35-40 minute

Friday, March 24, 2017

Organic Granny's Older Granddaughter Blogs Here....

Today in the Mall a little girl came over to Grandma
when she was going to take a picture of us and
asked if we wanted her Mom to take our picture.
  So cute! L: Grandpa, Alyza (Me)
(Organic) Grandma and Angelika.
Hello my name is Alyza and I am 11 years old. I have a sister named Angelika, two parents, 3 grandparents and we have two cats named Ginger and Aiyansh. Ginger is a short-haired blonde-orange tabby cat and Aiyansh is a short-haired grey tuxedo cat. We got our two kittens about a year ago.

This week has been great-- my grandparents came to visit us on our Spring Break.

Today was fun but a little sad because when we went to the mall to buy me a pair of shoes (white Adidas court shoes with black stripes) we couldn't find a pair in my size, although we looked in about 6 or 7 stores. We also made a trip to a different Mall to get a Roblox gift card for my sister, but they were out of stock for the $10 ones!

For now, I will wrap it up.








Happy Puppy Day!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Veggie Tofu Stroganoff - Vegan, Gluten-Free

This Veggie Tofu Stroganoff really hits the vegan spot on a sunny, snow-y day-- or for a summer supper-- well, for anytime, really!


Oh, Mama, this is soooo delicious! Here are the ingredients (with suggestions for subs):

  INGREDIENTS FOR 4-6 PEOPLE/ VEGGIE TOFU STROGANOFF

  • Extra Firm Organic Non-GMO Tofu Block (16 ounces/ 450 g)
  • 3 T. Organic Soy Sauce (Tamari) (could be GlutenFree)
  • 1 Organic Garlic Clove, Minced or Grated
  • 1 T. Vegetable Oil (or 1/4 C. Water if on Oil-Free Diet)
  • 2 C. Chopped Red Onions
  • 1 Large Bunch of Fresh Organic Chard, Stems Chopped Separate/Leaves Chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Hungarian Smoked Paprika (or ground mild Chipotle)
  • 2 C. Peeled and Sliced Carrots
  • 2 C. Mushrooms, Cleaned and Sliced (I used Baby Bella)
  • 1/2 C. Dilute Apple Cider Vinegar (about 1/3 Vinegar/ 2/3Water) or 1/2 C. Dry Red Wine
  • 1 1/2 C. Organic Tomato/Basalmic Pasta Sauce (Good deals at Walmart & Costco)
  • 1- 2 C. Organic Quinoa (I used the Mixed Colors)
  • 1/2 C. to 1 Cup Almond Sour Cream (or can use a store-bought variety-- but not so much fun!)

METHOD:

  1. Soak the Almonds for the Almond Sour Cream the night before and prepare sometime before the preparation o the Stroganoff.  Give yourself an hour+ to prepare the stroganoff for the night's meal.
  2. Cut the Tofu Block horizontally in 3 equal size layers and then cut the block vertically into 27 cubes (3X3 show up on the top of the block and with the other 2 layers=27 cubes)
  3. Toss Tofu Cubes in blend of Soya Sauce (Tamari) and Minced or Grated Garlic.  Coat well.  Set aside and stir occasionally while prepping other veggies.
  4. Warm the Oil in a large Soup Pot on the stove.  Add the Onions, the Chopped Chard Stems and the Salt.  StRir for about 10 minutes.
  5. Add in Paprika or Chipotle and Sliced Carrots.  Cover and Cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Add the Mushrooms and Apple Cider Dilution (or Wine); Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  7. Add Tomato Sauce and Chard Leaves.  Cover and bring the mixture to a gentle boil.  Reduce heat and simmer until everything is tender and fragrant. (5-10 minutes)
  8. Add the Tofu Cubes in their Tarmari-Garlic marinade and simmer for 2-3 minutes.


20 Minutes before serving, cook Quinoa according to package directions (I generally cook 1 Cup Quinoa in 2 Cups Water-- Bring it to a boil and then turn down to LOW heat, cover, and cook until water is absorbed and quinoa is translucent.


Plate by putting a layer of fluffy Quinoa, followed by the serving of Stroganoff, and topping with the Almond Sour Cream.  My husband likes a sprinkling of Chipotle on his Sour Cream.

Enjoy!