Tofu Burger with Light ‘Slaw and Smoky Marinade

For as long as I’ve been vegan I’ve hoped and wished for a perfect, tasteful marinade that bled all the way through my tofu and stayed there, instead of just soaking the outside and losing flavor. Last week, my dreams came true. This marinade is what you’re looking for. I drained my tofu, cut it into slabs and let it sit overnight smothered in the marinade with my finger’s crossed. I breaded it, lightly fried it, and placed it on a bun with some light coleslaw and my favorite BBQ sauce. The first bite was so good, Justin and I looked at each other with a big smile and damn near cried it was so flavorful. Finally, after over a year, the wait was over.

 

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Spooky Ginger Cookies

I made about 30 of these last night. I gave Justin the choice between chocolate or ginger cookies.. even though I knew he’d choose ginger hands down. I then remembered I had some cute little cookie cutters from halloween last year. They worked beautifully with this dough. It’s firm and doesn’t spread while baking hardly at all. Justin loved them, and even though I wanted the chocolate ones, I ended up being happy in the end.

 

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Vanilla Nutmeg Donuts with Dark Chocolate Espresso Sprinkle

The one thing I get asked often is … ” What do vegans do about Donuts ? ”  Where I live no one gives a hoot about making any vegan friendly donuts, so I have to make them myself. Truth is, I never really ate many in the first place. I never bought them. Never worked in an office where they were readily available.. only probably ate about 12 of them my whole life.  Now, of course it would be easy to fry some up and make them taste fairly close to the “real deal ” which will always be scarred into my taste bud’s memory. But I decided to tackle the challenge in a somewhat healthier way, by baking them. If you want a more traditional method with some added calories from frying, might as well Google it, because I’m not in too big of a hurry to write a recipe up for that. I’d rather have a cupcake or a pie if I want some guilty pleasure.

 

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