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It’s been a less than stellar week.
On Monday, I had a minor, albeit painful procedure done on my right foot. I wasn’t really prepared for the amount of pain and discomfort I’ve been experiencing, so I’ve spent the majority of the week sulking around my house, looking at craft blogs on the couch and drinking entire bottles of diet root beer. The moral of the story is, make sure your running shoes fit your stupid feet properly.
Normally, I’d be inclined to bury my sorrow under a big pile of vegan mac & cheese, but considering I purchased my first bikini over the weekend (thank you, thank you), I figured it might be a bad week to start eating heavy comfort foods straight out of the casserole dish.
I love the combination of brussels sprouts and cranberries – the flavors are somewhat reminiscent of the holidays, but they’re pleasantly light enough for spring. The thick tofu triangles are coated with a little sprinkle of corn starch before baking to create a golden, crispy crust – you can make the slices a little thinner, but I like having a big honkin’ portion of protein on the plate.
I chose to simply salt and pepper the tofu baking, but I happen to enjoy tofu’s natural beany, earthy flavor. If this isn’t your style, or you’re cooking for more picky patrons, feel free to marinate the tofu with your favorite flavors – soy, citrus or even balsamic would be just dandy.
When I made the decision to eliminate all animal products from my diet in 2010, it was important that the transition would not keep me away from the kitchen. A former meat lover, I was sure that the transition would feel like a sacrifice – something I had to suffer through for the good of the animals and the planet.
As time went on, I discovered that cruelty-free cooking isn’t at all about sacrifice – it’s about exploring and enjoying all the delicious plant-based foods that nature has to offer. Vegan food goes beyond salads and side dishes, becoming comforting, nutritious and satisfying (with an added dose of good karma).
By actively making compassionate choices, we can speak out for the animals, make healthier, happier bodies, and create a brighter future for our planet.
Join me, and discover the delicious power of plants.