Thursday, November 4, 2010

Coconut-Pineapple Noodles and Sweet & Sticky Tofu



Every year I promise myself that I am going to participate in Vegan Mofo (aka "Month of Vegan Food"). Vegan Mofo is a blog project - 30 days of November, 30 posts about the awesomeness that is veganism. This year there are over 200 bloggers participating (you can find the complete list at the above link).

Sadly, I am not one of these brave and inspired bloggers. November is one of the busiest months of my year and while I would love to participate, I'm afraid 2010 is just another year that I can't find the time to commit to the project. I really, really wish Mofo took place in another month (perhaps a quiet and boring winter month?).

Although I'm not participating in the 30 post extravaganza (though I am really excited about the interwebs being flooded with vegan goodness for the next month!), I am going to do my best to post as often as possible, even if it's just a picture and a small blurb about my dinner. While it is Vegan MoFo month, it is also "GO VEGAN" month and I want to be a part of the 2010 vegan revolution (however small a part that may be).

So here's a dinner I recently made on a very busy night. The recipe for the noodles comes from Vegan Express. After years of having a strange aversion to it, these days I salivate at the mere thought of coconut, particularly coconut milk. Especially when it is combined with noodles. Our takeout of choice over the last couple months has been coconut curries from Bangkok Cuisine (a Friday Night Speciality in our house), but I thought I would try making one on my own.

The noodles were really delicious, although I think I will cut down on the pineapple next time. It is great with the full amount of pineapple, but because of my current fixation on coconut milk, I find myself wanting that to be the focus flavour. I also left out the lemon grass, as Paul has a pretty strong aversion to it. I also added some broccoli because we have been eating embarrassingly few greens lately.

I don't know what is with the crappy thai red curry paste I bought, but I put almost a quarter cup of it in the noodles and still the flavour was not strong enough or hot enough. Paul and I are starting to think we are some sort of spice mutants or something - nothing is fiery enough for us these days. I think I need to stop buying these kind of specialty items at my local supermarket and instead had to the Asian grocer downtown for a little more authenticity.

The tofu is pretty standard issue - pan-fried in a bit of Sweet & Sticky barbeque sauce. An awesome quick-fix side dish for any kind of noodles.

5 comments:

Addicted to Veggies said...

ohhhhhh yum! even without vegan mofo you're still a rock star to me!
xoxo

Brittany Boersma said...

got through periods of hating tofu, but every time I see it in a sauce like that I crave it immediately!

Mihl said...

I am sorry you cannot take part in Vegan MoFo. Although, this year it is a bit overwhelming with over 700 blogs!

Sophia.Pflieger said...

That looks yummy,I love Thai food, I to currently love coconut milk.


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