Vegan Recipes Using Tofu

Vegan Brie

In my vegetarian days I always enjoyed a good brie.  Since then I have wanted to try my hand at making one.  I started with the recipe from The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook by Joanne Stepaniak and adapted it and changed it to suite my own tastes.  I also wanted to make a brie that was hot and inside a pastry.  The afore mentioned is a cold brie so I had to change it quite a bit.  This is a very easy recipe, although it is a little time consuming.  The "cheese" has to set for at least 4 hours and...

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Vegan Tom Kha Soup

As we made our way from Louisiana to North Carolina we stayed a night in Savannah, GA.  We were starving and wandered around downtown until we found a restaurant called Saigon located at 4 W Broughton Street.  They were extremely Vegan Friendly and would make almost anything on the menu Vegan if you wanted it including the soups.  William ordered the Tom Ka Soup and it was absolutely delicious.  I had the Bun Ca Ri which was a curried noodle salad bowl.  Mine was good, but I have to admit...

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Eggless Egg Salad

For the past few weeks I have been working out really hard.  I started doing P90X which is a real butt kicker. That combined with the fact that the temperature outside is already in the high 90's is changing my eating habits a little.  So for lunch today after my workout I wanted something light, but satisfying.  I have seen lots of recipes for eggless egg salad in the past, so I decided to take my favorite aspects from a couple of them and combine that with the ingredients...

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Tofu Spinach Lasagna Rolls

We are finally feeling Winter here in SouthWest Louisiana and  I thought this one would be perfect for those cold nights.  For this recipe I recommend using whole wheat lasagna rolls, but you can use whatever you prefer.  Also you can find my recipe for spaghetti sauce here or you can use your favorite jar. Tofu Spinach Lasagna Rolls Ingredients: 1 package (16 oz) Whole Wheat Jumbo Pasta Shells 1 Package (14-16 oz) Firm Tofu

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Happy New Year Quiche

Happy New Year to all!!  Welcome to 2011.  I hope this year brings health, happiness, and success to everyone.  This also marks the 1 year anniversary of the Coppage house going vegan.  We continue to be happy about this decision and are learning and growing as people because of it.  It is still a struggle to go out and eat and it is a constant battle of defending our decision to other people, but we know this is right for us. To continue with the tradition of black eyed peas...

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A Vegan Thanksgiving

So this year due to finances, school, work, and other random reasons we were unable to travel to be with either of our families for Thanksgiving.  So instead we decided to do our own Thanksgiving here in Lake Charles with our MFA family (Master of Fine Arts). We are the only Vegans in the bunch, though there are a few Vegetarians.  We wanted to share with everyone that you can create a delicious holiday meal with compassion.  In the middle of our table we placed the adoption certificate for our sponsored Turkey, Velma and surrounded her with delicious Vegan foods....

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Bare Cabinets Soup

After William left for the day with no lunch in hand and I was starving come my own lunchtime I decided something had to be done.  I searched the cabinets and could not really come up with anything substantial.  I decided it was time to compile what produce we had on hand as well as dry goods.  What came out of this was a delicious new soup for my collection. (Don't worry, I took some to him at work so he would not go hungry either.) Bare Cabinets...

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Tofu Scramble, Hash Browns, and Cinnamon Raisin Bread

  Yesterday we slept in late and I decided when we woke up that I wanted a super yummy breakfast.  It is rare that we sleep in and ever rarer that I can get William to eat breakfast with me.  So I went all out for this one.  We had (all homemade) cinnamon raisin toast, tofu scramble, and hashbrowns.  We also had fruit, coffee, and orange juice.  It was glorious.  I had some leftovers of it for breakfast today as well and it was still...

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Tofu Bacon

This is a really tasty recipe for Tofu Bacon.  William loves it when we get to make BLTs so I tried this new recipe for him.  I have done Tempeh bacon before which is delicious, but I think I like this one better... Vegan Tofu Bacon Ingredients: 1 package Extra Firm Tofu 1/2 Cup Water 1/2 Cup Tamari or Soy Sauce 2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast

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Sunday Funday Quiche

Every now and again we like to get together with our friends and let loose on Sunday.  This week we decided to have a brunch picnic in the park.  We had coffee, mimosas, fruit, hummus, fresh pitas, and vegan quiche.  Then we ran around in our clothes in the water park!!!  For my quiche I used a store bought vegan friendly crust and filled it with kale, baby portobellos, red onion, and tomatoes.  The crust is not necessary if you do not have access to one and you can...

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