tofu waffles

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Vegan Spring Potato Waffles with crispy baked Tofu

Ingredients:

  • 500 grams potatoes
  • 3 scallions chopped
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter
  • cooking spray
  • 200 grams extra firm tofu
  • 1 tbsp cayenne 
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • ¾ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp oats

Directions:

  1. Cook potatoes in cold water for 20-30 minutes until tender. 
  2. Pat the tofu dry to remove excess liquid. Slice tofu into equal sizes then into “steaks”. In a shallow dish combine soy milk, salt, sriracha, tomato paste, garlic and onion powder, apple cider vinegar and cayenne pepper. Mix well then lay the tofu steaks into the mixture and let it marinate for 10 minutes. 
  3. Preheat the oven to 200°C and lay a baking pan with parchment paper. Prepare two more shallow dishes and fill one with the breadcrumbs, nutritional yeast and the oats and the other with flour. Take the tofu slices dip each into the flour then back to the batter then coat with the breadcrumbs. Then place the tofu steaks on the baking pan and bake for 10-15 minutes. 
  4. Preheat a waffle iron and spray with cooking spray. Drain potatoes and season with butter salt, scallions and some freshly cracked black pepper. Mash the potatoes until they are smooth and creamy. Add 2 tbsp of the mashed potatoes onto the waffle iron and cook for 5 minutes. Continue until mashed potatoes have been used. 
  5. Serve the waffles with the tofu and drizzle some hot sauce on top (recommended). Enjoy!
Teen Titans Sentence Starters
  • ““ I don’t exactly fit in. “
  • “ I never knew I could feel this much hatred for a pastry! “
  • “ So, does anyone actually *have* a plan? “
  • “ You said get lunch and I got lunch. Chow down! “
  • “ So then, we really are friends? “
  • “ My powers are driven by emotion. The more you feel, the more energy you unleash. “
  • “ Um… I know this isn’t my style, but we just kicked Slade’s butt. Shouldn’t we… celebrate or something? “
  • “ You saved me? I thought you didn’t like me. “
  • “ You wanna past me, but you can’t pass me, you can’t pass… YOU PASSED ME! “
  • “ Where’d you learn you history? A cereal box? “
  • “ Mmmm! Sloppy Joes! Just like the mad scientist who created me used to make! “
  • “ You guys… missed me? “
  • “ Kid, you take life way too seriously. “
  • “Somebody wanna explain how 200 armed robots got past my security?”
  • “You said you’d be my friend no matter what, remember?”
  • “Who wants tofu waffles? “
  • “ This tangy yellow beverage is truly delightful. “
  • “Many of your Earth ways are still strange to me, but that was… just plain freaky, correct?”
  • “ Wakie, wakie, tofu eggs and bakie. “
  • “ How do I look? “
  • “ Don’t make me send you to another dimension. “
  • “ You’re telling me I’M going to be BALD? “
  • “ Dude, you got your butt kicked. It happens. “
  • “ Are you gonna give me that look every time there’s an earthquake? “
  • “ Who is Slade? “
  • “ I am afraid. But that dosen’t mean I can’t fight back. “
  • “ All you care about is destruction! “
  • “ And all you care about, you destroy. “
  • “ It’s only fair to warn you - I have no idea what I’m doing! “
  • “This is the best pie in the history of pie.”
  • “Anger is pointless, my emotions are under control.”
  • “I’ve stopped you before!”
  • “ Unbridled joy? Not really my thing. “
  • “ On my planet, this is hilarious.”

anonymous asked:

I want to go vegan, do you have any starter tips for me?

  • Educate yourself. This is going to make everything so much easier. I always recommend watching Forks Over Knives (talk about the health side of things), Cowspiracy (environmental) and Earthlings (animal rights)
  • Get excited, this is something that is awesome!!!
  • Start saving and trying out new recipes!
  • Figure out your favorite foods/what you eat a lot of and see if you can make them vegan look for replacements or see if there are ingredients you don’t need!
  • If you are a big meat eater try fake meats (i like gardein brand) or veggie burgers are always yummy too!
  • I use earth balance butter, it taste the same as the butter you are used to
  • Try multiple non dairy milks, there are so many to choose from so make sure you find your favorite!
  • Good breakfast ideas: toast with nut butter, oatmeal, smoothies, tofu scramble, waffles (most gluten free frozen waffles are also vegan)
  • Make sure to keep some vegan snacks and desserts around, so if you get a craving you won’t grab something non vegan! Most chips are vegan and so are oreos!
  • If you are eating out, try looking at the menu before hand. Also if you can’t seem to find anything on the menu look at the sides, normally you can build your own meal! 
  • I always keep nuts or bars in my purse and car in case i can’t find anything to eat!
  • Ben and jerry’s almond milk Cookies and Peanut butter icecream
  • Focus on the basic things that are cheap and build meals from them! Thing like beans, rice, potatoes, pasta, bread etc etc these things will be filling!
  • vegan foods tend to be lower in calories, so you will most likely need to be eating more food to get the calories you need and to feel full! This is totally normal!
  • Don’t be alarmed, most things in stores labled as vegan will be quite pricey but get used to checking lables, you’ll be surprised at how many things are accidentally vegan!
  • If you eat at fast food a lot google what things you can get there that are vegan, there are more options than you think!
  • If you mess up that is okay!!!! Going vegan is about doing your best and doing what you can, we all have days that are hard or that we mess up, no point getting down about it!
Kiss-Kiss [Part 2]

Beast Boy sat at the kitchen table and ate his tofu waffle in silence. The other Titans made light conversation amongst each other while he blocked it all out, for whatever reason he couldn’t stop staring at the empty chair across from him. His heart began to ache causing a sinking feeling in his stomach, and just like that he lost his appetite. 

“So what are you’re plans for today Garfield?" 

Beast Boy jumped at the mention of his name, he looked up and noticed Robin staring at him apparently waiting for his answer. This made him shake his head and mutter "I don’t know yet." 

In all honesty he really didn’t know. He hadn’t done much in the weeks since Raven had left, and he didn’t plan on doing anything important until she returned. Whenever that was. 

"Look man, I know you are worried about Raven but you need to lighten up. She will come home, she just had an emergency to attend to.” Cyborg’s voice was upbeat and cheerily as he spoke. If he knew the real reason why Raven had left he would behave different, being beast friends with you girlfriends big brother figure had it’s ups and downs.  The major down was if he knew how much pain he had caused Raven, he would have killed him by now. Deep down he slightly wished he had already.  

“Yes fiend, she shall return soon I am most sure of it.” Star said offering him a large happy grin. 

He made an attempt to replicate her grin, but couldn’t find the energy to muster such a thing. Instead he just let out a large sigh, “I hope.” he muttered under his breath as he stood up to take his dish to the sink. 

“Well, Star and I have plans for tonight, so it’ll just be you and Cyborg tonight okay?” Robin said as he grabbed his girlfriends hand and kissed it lightly, this action caused Beast Boy to shiver slightly. He could remember when he would do that to Raven, only instead of a giggle he would get a swift smack to the back of the head. 

To say he missed Raven would be and understatement. He longed for her presence more than anything. The first couple of days had been the hardest, he almost wanted to confide in his friends but decided against it. He really didn’t want them to know what kind of a terrible person he was for what he did, he was already ashamed enough. Every day alone was like an eternity, her sent on her sheets were long gone and he was having a hard time fathoming his life without her. 

“How about we do a video game marathon B? I just got the Mega Monkeys 9 and I am just dying to try it out.” Cyborg whined behind the kitchen table “Please???" 

Beast Boy rolled his eyes and nodded his head. It looked as if Cyborg was going to go through the roof in that moment. The look of excitement caused him to fee uneasy, things tended to get said when the two did a video game marathon, and lately Beast Boy had a lot of secrets locked up inside of him. 

After sundown Beast Boy found himself sitting on the couch with his metal friend facing the first round of match ups. He was fairing well considering the circumstances, and was even up on Cyborg after the fourth round. Who knew mindless video games is just what he needed to take his mind off his problems.

"So…” Cyborg muttered as he slammed his fingers against the controllers in frustration. 

“So?” he repeated not knowing what to expect. 

“Can I talk to?" 

"You are.” Beast boy replied sarcastically. A large grin crossed his face, he felt very content with his statement. 

“Ha ha. Funny.” he muttered as he paused the video game. Beast Boy let out a large groan as he faced his friend, “Can I talk to you about something personal?" 

Beast Boy mulled over the question in his head, he knew saying no wasn’t really an option without upsetting his best friend but he really didn’t know where this was going. "Uh sure?" 

Cyborg let out a large sigh before asking "What is the real reason why Raven left?" 

Beast Boy’s heart sank, out of all the questions in the world why did he have to ask that one. "Like she said, she had a personal emergency." 

"Come on dude. When I saw her off she looked like she had been crying for hours, she looked terrible. Did you guys have a fight? Is that why she left?" 

Beast Boy sighed as he stood up and made his way to the kitchen, Cyborg followed his body in response still waiting for a answer. After pulling out a water bottle form the fridge he said "Yeah, something like that.”

“What happened B? Was it really that bad that you two couldn’t work it out?" 

Beast Boy rubbed the back of his neck nervously, he debated telling his friend the truth. He wasn’t scared of Cyborg, he was more scared of what the truth meant for him. He didn’t want to be known for being the cheater, he didn’t want people to know. "It’s complicated Cy." 

"Then explain.” he shot back instantly. Beast Boy only shook his head, this made Cyborg stand up in frustration, “Come on Beast Boy, don’t do this to me. Don’t shut me out, just tell what happened.” After a long pause the changeling only shook his head again as his resonce, “Was it something that she did?" 

"No, she didn’t do anything.” he muttered as he took another drink from his bottle. 

“Then it’s something you did. Come on it can’t be that bad.” Beast Boy only looked away from his friend unable to meet his gaze, Cyborg let out a light chuckled as he said “It’s not like you cheated or anything so-" 

Beast Boy flinched at his statement and Cyborg caught on. There was an awkward silence as the metal mans eyes narrowed, still the changeling averted his gaze. "Please tell me you didn’t. Please for the love of god tell me that you did not cheat on that girl." 

Beast Boy remained silent as he fidgeted with his fingers, all the while Cyborg made his way to where he was. "What the hell Beast Boy!" 

"Look Cy calm down, I know what I did was wrong. I know-”

Cyborg grabbed his shirt and lifted his fit frame off the ground causing him to stop mid sentence. His voice was low as he spoke, “Tell me it wasn’t with Terra.” Beast Boy only stared back into his eyes, lost for words. 

Cyborg shook him slightly “What the hell have you done!" 

"We only kissed I swear. It was a mistake, a terrible terrible mistake.” Beast Boy could hear his heart pounding in his ears as adrenaline pumped through his veins. 

Cyborg let him go and began to pace, “Why would you do that? If you didn’t want to be with her then why didn’t you just-" 

"I want to be with her. More than anything I want to be with her. She is my world Cyborg you know that!" 

"Really? Because the last time I checked cheating isn’t a good way of showing you care!” Cyborg spat back. 

Beast Boy’s heart sank, he began to shake his head as he rubbed the back of his neck nervously. “I know.” he whispered. 

There was a long silence as no one spoke, Cyborg’s eyes never left him. It was as if he was peering in to his soul, judging him all the while. Beast Boy couldn’t stand it any longer, he proceeded to move from the kitchen and sit down at the table. He placed his head on the cold surface and let out a large sigh. “Okay.” he muttered, “go ahead and yell some more. I deserve it.”

He heard foot steps approach him, be braced himself for impact only to be let down as Cyborg sat in the chair across from him. “Yeah you do deserve that, that and a lot more." 

Beast Boy chuckled in to the table and muttered "Don’t I know it." 

Again there was nothing but silence, Beast Boy’s heart rate began to slow and he was able to look at his metal friend across from him. Cyborg hand his elbows on the table and his face buried in his hands, for some reason this made the changeling a little uneasy. 

"Have you heard form her?” Cyborg asked as he lifted his head, his voice was low as if he wasn’t just yelling his head off. 

Beast Boy shook his head in response, “I don’t even know where she went." 

Cyborg let out a hollow chuckle, "Yeah that girl is hard to find when she want’s to disappear." 

"I’m assuming she is with Jinx. They have been close friends since she joined the Titans, something about magical connections? I don’t know I wasn’t really paying attention.”

“Do you ever?” Cyborg responded in a half hearted attempt at a joke.

Beast Boy let out a laugh “I do, it’s just at the time Raven had decided not to wear a bra and I couldn’t stop-”

“Ew. Just ew.” Cyborg replied as he put up his hands to signal to his friend that he had heard enough. 

This made Beast Boy laugh even harder, he knew how embarrassed Cyborg got when he mentioned anything sexual with his girlfriend. To him it talking about his sister in that manner wasn’t appropriate talk. He let a lot of things slide with him, but he was apparently in no mood for that. 

There was a moment of stillness as Beast Boy’s laughs died down, he could feel the mood change in the room and he began to feel more comfortable. “Do you think she will come back to me?” he had been too scared to ask the question at first, in fear of his answer, but somewhere along the lines of his silence he finally found the courage. 

Cyborg let out a large sigh as he just looked at him, all sense of enjoyment had left his face “Honestly?” be rubbed his face before he continued “I don’t know. Part of me wants to say no, that there is no way that she could forgive you for something like this, but-” he leaned in a little closer to him “but I have seen the way that girls looks at you. She loves you B, she reacts to every movement you make like she is ready to do you bidding at will. I never thought I would see her so head over heels over someone.” he shook his head as if in disappointment.

“I’m such an idiot.” Beast Boy muttered to himself.

“Yup, you sure are." 

The rest of the night was uneventful. Cyborg and Beast Boy returned to their video game marathon, which his metal friend won. After a few hours Robin and Star had made their way home from their date, Star insisted that she go over every agonizing detail with the rest of the team. Once that was done the rest of the Titans thought it best to call it a night, even though Beast Boy knew he wouldn’t be able to sleep he agreed to their wishes. 

He lay awake in his bed as he stared at his top bunk. Even after a year of badgering from Robin, Beast Boy had still refused to give up his bunk bed. In some way he felt that it connected him to his childhood, and in many ways it did. Besides, he spend most of his nights in Raven’s bed rather in his own. 

Raven.

Beast Boy groaned as he rolled over to face the wall, be could feel tears beginning to form as he curled into a tight ball. Nights were the worst for him. He was so used to being with her, holding her until he fell asleep, that it almost psychically hurt to be alone. Her last words rang in his head, "Don’t follow me." 

In a way he wished he had forced her to stay. He should have been the one to leave not her, he knew how little he cared about staying away from home. A small smile graced his face at that thought. He knew so much about her, what her favorite color was, her favorite song. The way she liked her clothes folded after they get out of the wash, or the way she rubbed her nose when she is fighting sleep. He knew everything about Raven, but even with all of that knowledge he still didn’t know if she would come back to him. 

Suddenly he felt the bed move as the weight shifted underneath him. He instantly shot up and looked at his guest, even in the darkness of his room he could make out her slim figure. It was her. 

"Raven.” he managed to exhale as he leaned forward to embrace her. Her hand instantly shot up and kept him back, he fought back the whine that formed in his chest as she rejected his greeting. 

“Don’t.” she whispered. 

He fought back tears as he shook his head, this couldn’t be happening she had come here to leave him. “Rae please I-” he was cut off by a small fragile hand that instantly covered his mouth. 

“Don’t say anything. Not tonight.” she removed her hand and turned slightly to face him. His stomach turned at the sight of her, he could see the dark circles that were under her eyes, her hair was pulled back into a messy bun, it was obvious that it hadn’t been washed in days. She looked terrible. She looked like she hadn’t slept in days, he body looked malnourished showing her sunken cheeks and noticeably small waist.  

Her lungs drew in a deep breath before she spoke, “I had a lot to think about while I was away.” her voice didn’t make it above a whisper “I thought about you. About me. About us.” quiet tears began to run down her face but she refused to touch them, “I wanted to hate you so much Garfield. I really did. I wanted to hate you for what you did to me. I was so happy with you, so happy and you had to go and just-” she paused as her voice shook, she wouldn’t even look at him. In a way that was best, he knew that he wouldn’t have been able to handle her sad eyes. “But no matter how hard I tried I just couldn’t." 

She sniffled as she whipped her face. His heart began to beat faster at her sadness, he was afraid of what was coming next. He fought back the urge to pull her into his arms knowing how she would react. "I need to know something. I need you to be 100% honest with me, no lying do you understand? Just a simple yes or no answer." 

He only nodded. "Do you love me?” he voice cracked with emotion and a small kick-knak broke behind her. 

“Yes.” he said without hesitation. 

She let out a broken sigh as she fidgeted with her fingers “Good, because I love you too." 

His heat soared in that moment, he moved his body and attempted to pull her into a well deserved kiss. To his dismay she pushed him away with shaky hands, he understood and let her go reluctantly. "No. You can’t just kiss this away. What you did was still wrong, and it’s going to be along time before I can trust you again You have a lot of ground to make up and you have lost a lot of privileges that you once had but-” she moved closer and ran her hand through his hair just like she used to. The sensation sent a shiver up his spine and earned her a low purr. “you haven’t lost me just yet." 

Tears began to flow down his face as she pushed him back to his bed and curled up to his chest. He wrapped his arms around her body tight, as if he was afraid she was going to fly away if he didn’t. Deep down he knew that the next few weeks were going to be agonizing, he knew that he was going to suffer a great deal just to earn back an ounce of trust he once had.

But it would all be worth it. She was all worth it. As the girl in his arms let out a small sigh of satisfaction he moved and kissed her head firmly, he squeezed his eyes and let the tears stain his pillow. 

He had her.

And he was never going to let her go.

I finally got a waffle maker and it may be the best thing I’ve ever bought! Next time I want to make savoury waffle with tofu scramble and avocado. These babies were perfectly cooked (soft, crispy, not gooey at all) and vegan, no dairy or eggs needed! Already excited about eating my next batch.

Dudes, I’m home!” Beast Boy drops his bags happily before looking around. “Uhm, guys? The guy who just recovered from bird, swine, and hippo flu is baaaack!” Still hearing nothing he slouches despondently before yelling, “Anyone home?

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sacred chow in nyc.
Wow please check this place out. Vegan brunch on weekends until 4pm. Uhhhmazing. Cute small place but only thing is they seemed understaffed. One waitress and she seemed overwhelmed. Poor thing!

Anyway on to the food.
1. Super cute deco. 2. Stuffed vegan biscuit with tofu scramble and coconut gravy. 3. vegan Belgian waffles with cooked apples and coconut whipped cream. 4. Tofu korean jerky as a small plate. 5. The table of amazingness

I absolutely love brunch food. Hard to find vegan brunch food though. This place is a total gem.

I’d be more than willing to post up a preview of the first 25 pages of my new book “No Bull, No Bucks” if I knew that people were interested in seeing it before the final cut: if you’re interested, please donate and share this post.

Some of the feature recipes in the first 25 pages are the Scrambled Brains Tofu, Carrot Cake Waffles, Not-Quite-Amy’s Teriyaki Bowl and Spinach Mushroom Pockets (as well as including the chapters on the philosophy of consciousness and the many different approaches to modern ethics).

anonymous asked:

I'm transitioning to veganism, any tips on being vegan? And any like food recommendations 😋

Food recommendations:- Breakfast: pancakes, oatmeal, toast, banana ice cream, granola, waffles, scrambled tofu, chia pudding,

- Lunch/Dinner: pasta dishes, vegetable and tofu stir fries with noodles/rice/quinoa/millet, potato wedges, homemade pizza (w/ or w/out vegan cheese), baked sweet potatoes, curries, falafel, homemade burgers, pasta/quinoa salad, toast with avocado, breakfast food

- Snacks: fresh or dried fruit, nuts, trail mix, dark chocolate, vegan cookies, vegan yogurt with fruit, cereal bars, veggies with hummus

Subsitutes for animal products:

- Milk: soy milk, almond milk, oat milk, hazelnut milk, rice milk, hemp milk, spelt milk, …

- Meat: tofu, tempeh, seitan, processed meat substitutes

- Cheese: You probably won’t find cheese that tastes as good as real cheese but for pizza, mac n cheese and stuff like that you can find substitutes at any (organic) supermarket. If you’re in the US/Canada try Daiya.

Tip: EAT ENOUGH! Plant sourced food is usually lower in calories and fat so you might have to eat larger portions. You can eat SO MUCH as a vegan, not only salad and vegetables as many people mistakenly think.
Also, take a Vitamin B12 supplement!