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.
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. 😀
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!
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.
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.
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.