choice or chance (sabournine) wrote in vegancooking,
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Tofu Parfait and Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce

Hello, first-time post, new to the community, hope this hasn't been posted a million times already, etc. .)

I just posted this in a comment, but I've been meaning to post the recipe to the community for a while. It is a Fruity Tofu Parfait with Granola. I got it from
For some reason, the stylesheets on are displaying kind of funny at the moment, but you should still be able to read it. But anyway, I'll paste it here too, just in case:

* 1 (12 ounce) package silken tofu
* 3 tablespoons honey
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 1 cup raspberries
* 1 apple, cored and diced
* 1/2 cup low fat granola
* 2 tablespoons raisins

1. Combine tofu, honey and vanilla in blender or food processor and puree until completely smooth, then transfer to a bowl and stir in raspberries until mixture is slightly pink.
2. Layer fruity tofu in serving glasses with apple and granola, top with raisins and serve.

It's pretty similar to a yogurt-based parfait, though it doesn't taste totally the same, but if you are used to the taste of tofu, then you might like this. I have played around with this recipe a lot, you can use all kinds of berries, apples, or bananas. I also usually blend a banana in with the tofu, it gives a thicker consistency and more of a natural sweetener. Oh and you can replace honey with brown sugar to make it totally vegan.

Hmm now that I am writing this post, I feel like posting another dish that I just posted to my own journal the other day. It's sort of a vague recipe, because I just threw it together based on what I had in the kitchen, so it can be modified a lot. And I don't really have measurements, I kind of just went by taste. But anyway, I found this really tasty:

Noodle salad with peanut sauce

You will need:
thin rice noodles
lettuce leaves or a bag of salad
raw spinach, optional (to add to salad greens)
peanut butter
soy sauce
rice vinegar
sesame oil
crushed red pepper
garlic powder
sesame seeds
some kind of veggies or tofu or fake meat, if you like

I cooked the rice noodles, then rinsed them in cold water to make sure they didn't clump together, and to cool them off a bit. They're going to be put over raw salad leaves, so you don't want it to be steaming hot.

I used lettuce and raw spinach in my salad. Rinse, spin in salad spinner, start putting in dishes as the base of the salad. Noodles go on top.

Now the sauce. First you need to dissolve the peanut butter. You can either: take a ladle of hot water from your pot of boiling noodles and dissolve the peanut butter in a dish, or else you can put the peanut butter with some water in a pan, and heat it up until it has a creamy and smooth consistency. Once that's done, add: soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, paprika, crushed red pepper, sesame seeds, and just a bit of garlic powder. The crushed red pepper adds a nice kick!

You can also add veggies or fake meat on top of the noodles before you add the sauce. I actually chopped up some squash and boiled it with the noodles because we had a bit leftover and didn't know what to do with it. Today, I added seitan and red pepper from our dinner leftovers from last night. I would advise chopping things into small pieces for this recipe.

OK then put the sauce on top and you're done!
Tags: condiments-sauces, desserts-parfait, fruits-apples, fruits-raspberries, noodles, nuts-nut butters
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