Monday, February 23, 2009

Dance, too much booty in the pants

MMMM... Tofu scramble. I haven't made one in a while, this one was awesome (and gluten free too)

buckwheat tofu scramble

1 (12 oz) block firm organic tofu - pressed & crumbled
1 large carrot chopped
5 baby bella mushrooms chopped
1/2 medium size sweet onion chopped
1/2 large green bell pepper chopped
1/4cup corn
a couple handfuls of fresh spinach

1/2 cup dry buckwheat groats
1 cup veg stock

One of my most Delicious, gluten free inventions to date. First I cooked some buckwheat groats, exactly 1/2 cup buckwheat groats in 1 cup of veg stock. The groats are surprisingly mild in taste, similar to a rice.

I then pressed a block of tofu(to get the water out), and crumbled it into a hot pan with olive oil. I then added mushrooms, onion, green pepper, carrots, and corn. Once that was cooked good and proper, I seasoned with celery salt & nutritional yeast, turmeric, & mustard powder.

Lastly I added the cooked buckwheat groats and added fresh spinach. It was really, really good.

For breakfast I had my usual, just a little spiced up

Almond butter, brown rice cracker, banana, dried blue berries, hemp seeds, coconut & agave

And then I made this

Apple fritters with walnuts, cherries, & hemp seeds

But I HAD to try it! Ever had a apple fritter doughnut? These taste just like them, only wayyy better for you.

Here is how I made it (makes the amount shown in the picture)

3/4 cup flour (I like King Arthur flour)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup soy milk
2 table spoons agave nectar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup walnuts
1/6 cup dried Michigan cherries
1 table spoon hemp seeds
1/3cup chopped mackintosh apple


1/4cup chopped mackintosh apple
1 table spoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons turbinado organic sugar

I took the dry ingredients and mixed them together. Then added the wet ingredients, mixed those together then added them to the dry ingredients. Pretty easy, huh?

Lastly I added the nuts and cherries. I let it sit in the refrigerator for 15 min. Then I fried it up in olive oil.

I garnished it with a cut up apple I let sit in lemon juice and sugar- With drizzled maple syrup on the cakes, it was the perfect touch.

What the funk are hemp seeds?
PhotobucketHemp seeds are the shiznit.

"Cannabis hemp seeds contain all the essential amino acids and essential fatty acids necessary to maintain healthy human life. No other single plant source provides complete protein in such as easily digestible form, not has the oils essential to life in as perfect a ratio for human health and vitality.

Hempseed is the highest of any plant in essential fatty acids. Hempseed oil is among the lowest in saturated fats at 8% of total oil volume. The oil pressed from hempseed contains 55% linoleic acid (LA) and 25% linolenic acid (LNA). Only flax oil has more linolenic acid at 58%, but hempseed oil is the highest in total essential fatty acids at 80% of total oil volume.

“These essential fatty acids are responsible for our immune response. In the old country the peasants ate hemp butter. They were more resistant to disease than the nobility.” The higher classes wouldn’t eat hemp because the poor ate it. - R. Hamilton, ED.D., Ph.D. Medical Researcher-Biochemist U.C.L.A. Emeritus.

LA and LNA are involved in producing life energy from food and the movement of that energy throughout the body. Essential fatty acids govern growth, vitality, and state of mind.

LA and LNA are involved in transferring oxygen from the air in the lungs to every cell in the body. They play a part in holding oxygen in the cell membrane where it acts as a barrier to invading viruses and bacteria, neither of which thrive in the presence of oxygen.

The bent shape of the essential fatty acids keeps them from dissolving into each other. They are slippery and will not clog arteries like the sticky straight shaped saturated fats and the trans-fatty acids in cooking oils and shortenings that are made by subjecting polyunsaturated oils like LA and LNA to high temperatures during the refining process."

Excerpted from Hempseed Nutrition by Lynn Osburn

Soooo yea Kids- eat your seeds, plz!


Sal - AlienOnToast said...

hehe I love the title of this post!!

I love the idea of putting buckwheat in the scramble, it looks really good too!

Jen said...

i agree with sal. btw, why are you going gluten free? do you think you have an allergy? anyway, i did some catching up reading with your blog and i really liked your entries, esp. the awesome tempeh breadsticks. i wonder how that would taste with tempeh bacon? or maybe cornbread stix with tempeh bacon or a vegan hot dog inside? yum. keep up the good work!

Em said...

hey girl! I love the blog. That night looks like so much fun!

tavolini said...

I love Cass Cafe!! That was my old stomping grounds :)

The apple fritter pancakes sound right on!

Emily said...

Your food looks great - the tofu scramble and fritters made my mouth water!

Jenn Shagrin said...

Thanks, home slice!
I grew up not too far from you in Youngstown, Ohio.
Props from one vegan thug to another :)

Sweet Cheeks said...

I have to say the apple fritter looks so luscious.... got to try that.

The Purple Carrot said...

Great eats!

I love hemp seeds and hemp bread ... yum!

Emily C said...

heya, i just gotta say, hemp seeds are the verybest. the perfect food! they helped me shed all the weight i gained in college (30lbs!) really quickly and in a healthy way. Over here in Canada we get the 'hemp hearts' brand.
Whenever i'm feelin tired i dump a bunch in my oatmeal and it gets me through the day, i dunno what i'd do without them :) thanks for posting!!!

River (Wing-It Vegan) said...

I'm loving that scramble and all it's goodness! Mushrooms, spinach, onion, peppers, it's all good stuff!

Thanks for your comment! I love the title of your blog!! Now it's time to kill some veggies! Mwahaha!

Joie de vivre said...

You eat very well! I love the slogan of your blog. This was my first time here. I'm so glad I visited!

Maggie said...

The apple fritters sound awesome! I like hemp and flax seeds and just got some chia seeds to play with in my cooking. They have similar nutritional pluses.

Anonymous said...

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Zurin said...

Hi ! ..thanks for hte friend request...your vegan dishes look so good !! I mean it...I have to try one of them...maybe the tofu looks so delicious!! im craving for eggs but i really want to avoid mayb this is the answer.

Zurin said...

Hi ! Ur recipes look very appetizing. I loved the tofu scramble, tried it and I have posted it on my blog. I hope you dont mind. Love ur blog ..its a really great place for vegan recipes and u are very creative.Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Your tofu scramble looks fantastic! Adding buckwheat groats is an awesome idea.

Anonymous said...

Your tofu scramble looks fantastic! Adding buckwheat grouts is an awesome idea. I have to try that myself soon.

Sindy said...

Yay for vegan DJs! I can't believe you cooked up such a fab breakfast with headache and all!

Sea said...

Hey there- I am also wondering why you are going gluten free. If you have a diagnosis for something like Celiac Sprue then it would be better not to use (or eat) any gluten-flour... This yummy apple thing you made could very easily be made gluten-free just by substituting a gluten-free flour mix. Bette Hagman has a very good basic white flour blend, or if you like a healthier flour blend, you could try one with a brown rice base like Rebecca Reilly's. I think you will find it so much easier to just make one meal, and you'll be a lot happier about what you're eating- and less tempted to cheat. I can't stand rice cakes, myself. heheh.

gluten-free vegetarian blogger

T said...

APPLE FRITTERS!? Those look super-delicious! I have to try!

Jen Treehugger said...

I'm so making those Fritters - they looks awesome. I'm recently new to Tofu Scramble (made my first one last month!! I know, I know...)but I can't get enough of it. It's the best.

Liz Ranger (Bubble Tea for Dinner) said...

you can make me breakfast, yes? yes!

apple fritter pancakes are very very genius.

Elizabeth said...

The apple fritters sound so good and like something I might actually make! Thanks!

Jamie the Foodie said...

ok, i have to try the apple fritters this weekend! i can't wait! they look delicious! how can you eat rice cakes & feed your man that wonderful plate of food? no way, you need to share in the love!

MoodyMoments said...

Where do you get hemp seeds?

LizDesign said...

PLEASE tell me how much you spend on food, my boyfriend and I would LOVE to eat the way you do, but we can't seem to afford it! What's your secret?

Jennifer said...

i never would have thought corn in scramble-- how cool! (same with the buckwheat.)

i meet so few vegan michiganders! how cool to see another vegan blog.

Anonymous said...

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i just found your blog today (stumble upon), and i spent about half an hour drooling over it. i wish msu had some kitchens in their dorms so i could try some of your stuff! please, please please keep providing such wonderful food porn.

Kendra Holliday said...

Hey! Was just in Detroit yesterday, (layover from visiting a fruitarian in Virginia) then came home to St Louis and stumbled this site. It's great! That tropical smoothie sounds mmmm!

Gregorio said...

I'm really jamming on some of your recipe combinations.I'm also a big fan of tempeh.

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your blog looks great! Full of energy and fun.

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Ann said...

This looks so yumm and super healthy!

Anonymous said...

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Kill the veggies! :P

Sorry, I'm getting carried away.. but I'm adding you to my blogroll (love the rice cakes)

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