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Noodle Salad, Hawaiian Chiken, and Embroidered Napkins

I made Cold Sesame Noodle Salad from Jo Stepaniak’s book Vegan Deli. It’s simple to prepare and really tasty. The sauce absorbs into the noodles as it chills. It makes a good sized portion so you can get a few meals or light snacks out of it.

Noodle Salad

Another dinner I made this week is Hawaiian Chiken from my secret recipe. For the chiken, I used textured soy protein from the Mail Order for Healthy-Eating Catalog and I re-hydrated it in mock chiken broth. It was really delicious and I stuffed myself silly. ๐Ÿ˜€

HC

Of course, I have yet another fab deal to report from Caputo’s Fresh Market. This huge bunch of Bok Choy was only $1.37!!! Wooo Hooo!

Bok Choy

I’m in the process of embroidering some napkins to add some whimsy to the table when my parents come to visit next. I’m customizing each one for each person. So far, I’ve completed Rob’s napkin and the one for myself. Rob’s is the orange “flying-V” guitar napkin since he likes to play the guitar (I can play too! I used to take guitar lessons in high school). I chose an alien in a spaceship for myself. No particular reason except I just liked the pattern. You can find the patterns in Jenny Hart’s books – Stitch-It Kit and Sublime Stitching. I don’t remember the cost of the napkins but they were inexpensive. I bought them at Ikea.

Sublime Stitching Embroidered Napkins

I also made a new discovery at the store – Tofurky “Philly-Style Steak” slices. I tried a piece and thought it was ok. It has a more intense flavor than regular Tofurky. Rob liked it more than I did. Of course he likes sandwiches and I usually prefer to eat all my ingredients separately rather than making them into a sandwich.
Tofurky

I also wanted to say a big thank you to Heidi at Rock Scissor Paper. There was a delivery snafu with my order and she quickly responded and made everything right. Thanks Heidi! I love the cards at Rock Scissor Paper. The crafty cards are especially neat because they are made with vintage fabric scraps (my two favorites are the Crafty Doll and the Monkey). Plus, you can frame them when you’re done displaying them for some instant art.

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  • aTxVegn January 14, 2007, 3:47 pm

    Thanks so much for the link to the textured soy protein. I see that term a lot, like in restaurants, and I know it’s delicious, but I can’t seem to buy it anywhere! Your “chicken” dish looks really really good!

    I love the napkins too. You’re so crafty!

  • Dori January 14, 2007, 4:35 pm

    Wow what a deal on the bok choy. The chicken dish sounds tastey with its tropical flair, It’s time I made something to serve over rice soon, I’m gatting a craving now. I’m kinda like you with the sandwiches, however I do enjoy and occasional wrap.

  • veganruthie January 14, 2007, 6:28 pm

    Yumm that Hawaiian Chicken looks gooooooood!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Dang secret recipes!

    Good find on that bok choy! I usually can find bok choy cheap, and its so good! I’ve used it in the Indonesian Rice recipe from Vegan Planet. I recommend it.

    Thanks for pointing out Rock Paper Scissor, so very cool!

    I was highest bidder on some AWESOME divided grill plates from eBay! I CANNOT wait for them to come! You have no idea how hooked on Pyrex you’ve gotten me, Emmy. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s so much fun.

    I also wanted to tell you a little story. Last night, during dinner, I asked Russell what he would rate the Cabbage and Bean Curd and he said “8” (definately make again). Then this morning, while he’s eating breakfast he says “You know that thing you made last night, can you make it again tonight?!” I think that bumps it up to a “9”! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • johanna3 January 15, 2007, 5:55 am

    Hi!
    Ana is getting better wohoo!

    love the post. great as always!

  • judy January 15, 2007, 8:13 am

    Wow! I love the napkins – so cute! And they have a little bit of attitude, which most dinner napkins are lacking.

  • bazu January 15, 2007, 10:16 am

    Those napkins are the cutest. What cool embroidery!
    Ooooh, that noodle dish looks too good. I know I’d slurp it all up!

  • Vivacious Vegan January 15, 2007, 11:10 am

    The cold sesame noodle salad looks and sounds delicious!

    Those napkins are really terrific. I love the spaceship!

  • veganruthie January 15, 2007, 12:57 pm

    Emmy,

    Oh my goodness, I just saw a pair of Ben Seibel bookends on eBay with 23 bids going for $100! Wowie! I did read that his designs are one of the top 10 hottest collectables right now, so it makes sense. ๐Ÿ™‚ I had no idea how cool his stuff was before I bought that bowl. It just called to me among all the Gibson Stonewear stuff at Goodwill. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m starting to feel sorry for people who don’t use neat dinnerware now, food just isn’t as fun! I especially feel or people like my parents — who eat off paper plates! Eek! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ruthie

  • pinknest January 15, 2007, 2:51 pm

    your napkins are so cute! i wish i knew how to embroider.

  • vicki January 16, 2007, 12:02 am

    those napkins are so darn cute! you made them? love them more. and we have something else in common — i also prefer to eat my ingredients separately and not piled & smashed in a sandwich. “see honey, i’m not so weird after all!” ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  • mikaela January 17, 2007, 1:50 pm

    Cold noodle salad – deeelish! And, I just love your sweet napkins ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Melissa West January 17, 2007, 2:56 pm

    Love the embroidery! What a cute idea!