I never have liked eating meat. Meat was the subject of many fights with my parents. I spent many nights crying over plates of leathery liver or bloody elk steak, knowing I would be served the leftovers for breakfast. Now I'm a grown up and I can eat whatever I want.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
The rest of my family likey the meaty. I have learned to cook things that appeal to my everyone. Here is my bestest ever veg recipe. If you don't tell anyone it's tofu, they might not know.
Tofu Alfredo Sauce
1 (12.3 oz) package firm silken tofu (The slimy kind the the aseptic package works great.)
1/2 to 1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp marjoram or oregano
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp liquid smoke seasoning
1/4 to 1/2 cup of unsweetened soymilk or regular milk
Throw everything in the blender and mix until smooth. Pour over hot pasta and stir to coat. You could also heat the sauce in the microwave for a minute or two.
You can easily make this vegan, just substitute another 1/4 cup of nutritional yeast for the Parmesan. I don't recommend raw garlic because the sauce doesn't get cooked, but if you like the taste of raw garlic, go ahead.
My kooky kids have asked for a Tofurkey for Thanksgiving. It brings a little tear to my eye.