Monday, October 18, 2010

A Little Bit of Everything

Sometimes I don't feel like making one big main dish. Instead, I want a bunch of little things so I get several different flavors on my plate. Today was one of those days. So, for dinner, we had:

Tofu Scramble -- the one I always make, from Vegan Brunch

Green Beans -- these I picked up in Michigan on our visit to the cider mill and brought them home with me. Yes, I transported green beans over 600 miles. They looked that good. I roasted them with a little olive oil, sea salt, and dried tarragon. They're so addictive this way, I eat them as a snack.

Fried Green Tomatoes -- these tomatoes were another cider mill purchase. They're actually oven-baked, not fried. I had never made fried green tomatoes without egg before, but I found an easy vegan version on FatFree Vegan Kitchen that uses a flax meal and water mixture in place of the egg. It worked perfectly -- they baked up crispy on the outside, tender and juicy inside. We ate them all up while they were still hot.

Kind of a bizarre assembly of foods, but it hit the spot. Do you put random foods together, or do you want more of a theme to your meal?

1 comment:

  1. Yummm! I do the same exact thing. Some nights, I'll be in the mood for Mediterranean food, and I'll make up a whole plate of olives, artichokes, crustini, eggplant, lots of goodies! I feel like I actually eat less when I do that because I'm tricking my brain into believing it's more. I dunno, maybe I'm nutes. ;-P