I made Thai-Spiced Sweet Potato Stew from Nava Atlas’ Vegetarian Soups for All Seasons. The recipe calls for a 1/2 teaspoon of curry paste but says to adjust it to suit your spice level. I ended up using two heaping teaspoons of curry paste to reach a good spice level. The stew was delicious and I used the optional White Wave Thai-Peanut flavored baked tofu. The tofu is expensive though and costs $2.99 at Whole Foods. However, it was worth the added the cost. The stew contains sweet potatoes, green pepper, green beans, and onions in a peanut butter and coconut milk based broth. The cilantro sprinkled over the top at serving time was a nice touch and added extra flavor. I’ll definitely make it again. We each had two bowls of it.
One of Rob’s favorite meals is Potato Cauliflower Curry. It’s a mix of Yukon Gold potatoes, cauliflower, and stewed tomatoes. I always use Muir Glen Stewed Tomatoes because they do not contain high-fructose corn syrup. Rob says “I love the combination of flavors and textures in this dish.” I served it over Basmati rice. It’s a great meal for the cold weather. It’s nice and spicy and warms you up!!!
I also made another favorite that I’ve blogged about several months ago: Vegan Pasta Alfredo. It’s hard to get a good a picture of the Alfredo. It’s much more saucy than it looks. The picture always makes it look a bit on the dry side. The link to my previous post about it has a link to the recipe. I like to make the Alfredo with broccoli and spinach. I used Trader Joes’ Organic Frozen Broccoli and Aunt Mid’s Spinach (the sticker on the bag said it was grown in Colorado). For the pasta, I used Bionaturae Linguine.
Some of the estate sales I’ve been to lately have been really overpriced. However, I did stop at one good sale. I found a Fire King mug with a cool pattern for $1. I’m actually not sure what the name of the pattern is. This was the only Fire King mug at the sale and it was mixed in with regular coffee mugs. They didn’t have a price on it so when I got up to the cashier, I asked her. She said, “Oh, it’s a coffee mug, they’re all a dollar each.” I was thrilled.