Monday, September 7, 2009

Vegans Don't Drink Wine

The not-so-secret life of the workaholic is: he works. We had agreed to go grocery shopping today to buy meat and fish but something came up. I made it to the market on my own this Saturday, and while I am mobile on my own, shopping's way more fun with him. So I'm at home with frozen shrimp and ground beef and a whole lot of fresh veggies. I made a vegan dinner for the second night running, and part of me believes that this is somehow a good thing. Healthy. Environmentaly responsible. Promoting my reclusive nature. All bonuses.

Tonight was just soba noodles with broccoli & tofu in a miso glaze. Soba noodles were cooked, rinsed, drained & sprinkled with sesame oil. Broccoli was cut, steamed covered in a sauce of soy, ginger, garlic, chilli & a bit of starch to solidify. Tofu was sliced & coated in a mixture of miso, wine, sugar, chilli. Then it was broiled. This vegan thing is easy. And it doesn't taste that bad. The problem is: wine is made from yeast & is therefore not vegan. The workaholic vetoed this vegan thing immediately. But being a yeasto-vegetarian - that's just fine.

6 comments:

The Little Teochew said...

Looks really good. Sounds really good. And I am sure, tasted really good ;) My kind of weeknight dinner!

taste traveller said...

Just had the leftover tofu for lunch, which was great. I finally found some beef to add to it, though ;-)

Murasaki Shikibu said...

I could really use some Soba now... That's a healthy sounding dish with them. Very interesting. :)

taste traveller said...

Murasaki: pure desparation never tasted better! ;-)

Marta said...

I absolutely adore miso-glazed tofu... hahaha it' like soy on soy, but it's still delicious. I've been considering trying out the vegan thing for a while, but I'm too lazy!

taste traveller said...

Marta: I never thought of it that way - that's great! But my vegan thing is out of laziness - vacuum packed tofu has a long shelf-life ;-)

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