March 12th, 2006

flowers in palm

homemade tofu pate?

hello all!
i have been trolling through the memories section for the last half hour, and while i have found several note-worthy things i now want to try, i did not find what i was looking for.

i want to make my own tofu pate, like the Toby's Tofu Pate.

i THINK i could just make it based on intuition, but it never hurts to have a recipe from which to base ideas. i'm also sorta thinking it might be made like tofu "egg" salad, except blended more finely?

anyway, if anyone has any recipes or ideas, i would be most grateful. i'm going to try to tag this post for future reference for others as well.

thanks in advance!
green eggs and ham

Food and exercising!

I checked the memories and tags and didn't see anything obviously pertaining to this, but I apologize anyway if it's been discussed previously.

I'm training for a long bike ride this summer (128 miles, from Boston to Provincetown) and have started thinking about what to eat on the ride. I've found vegan energy bars and such, but I need some "real foods" that are super-easy to digest and can be easily transported and eaten either while riding or at brief rest stops. That rules out most of my favorite meals, as they need utensils! I'm looking both for carb-based food and for protein sources. Sandwiches and fruit are the usual choices, but to complicate things further, I'm allergic to yeast and only like a few fruits!

Any ideas on ride foods, vegan nutrition while training, or related topics will be gratefully received. Thanks so much!

chocolate covered pretzels

i made this last night to curb a craving of chocolate that was threatening to take over the world. i wish my camera worked, because they looked sooooo good, like little chocolate lollipops! anyway, easiest snack ever:

1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup (or so) soy milk
1 tablespoon peanut butter
lots and lots of pretzels

put the chocolate chips and soy milk in a double boiler, turn the burner to medium and stir your little heart out while it melts. when it's thick and creamy and smooth, take it off the burner and stir in the peanut butter. it will melt from the heat of the warm chocolate. dunk the pretzels in this and either refridgerate or eat right away if your cravings can't wait.