save a cow, eat a vegetarian

 Two chums were talking at a ballgame and one offered to buy the other a hotdog.

“No thanks,” came the answer. “I’m a vegetarian. I mean, I’ll eat a little white meat, but…”

“Oh, I understand. Hey, I’m no cannibal. I mean, I’ll eat a few white people, but…”

Save a Cow, Eat a Vegetarian

This site is hysterical.

Now let’s talk broccoli.

My dad said he could eat these as a snack during the football game.

He also said that they could be served as an appetizer with some sauce for $7.95.

We all know I could serve him a sock topped with feta and he would think it was the best thing since sliced bread. But hey, he despises feta, so I decided to make him game day broccoli, bbq tofu and garlic pita bread instead.

Game Day Broccoli

  • 2 big bunches of broccoli
  • low-sodium soy sauce
  • garlic powder
  • sea salt
  • canola oil spray

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 

2. Cover a baking sheet with tin foil and liberally spray with oil.

3. Chop broccoli into individual florets and place onto baking sheet.  Spray with oil.

4. Season liberally with sea salt and garlic powder.  Drizzle with low-sodium soy sauce and toss to coat.

5. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until the whole house smells like broccoli.  Serve with other roasted veggies and watch the big game.

**Other roasted veggies: I did the same process for the squash and eggplant, except I sliced the eggplant and cut the squash into chunks.  I omitted the soy sauce for these.  You can roast these at 375 or 400 if you’re in a hurry. Roast until nice and soft!

Don’t be afraid of  my good friend, tofu.  It’s way more scared of you than you are of him.  Broiling tofu gives it a great chewy texture that will make you forget about all the times you cursed yourself for trying tofu.  Thanks Mama Pea for teaching me how to LOVE tofu again!

Broiled BBQ Tofu

it tastes better than it looks, i promise!

-serves 2-4

  • 1 lb. extra firm organic tofu
  • at least 1 cup of your favorite bbq sauce

*I made my own bbq sauce, but you can really use any marinade you want, even salad dressing!

  1. Drain tofu for at least thirty minutes or overnight. (Place between paper towels with a heavy object on top).
  2. Slice tofu into slabs and place in a Tupperware.  Cover with marinade and toss a bit to ensure even coating.
  3. Marinate in fridge for at least an hour or overnight.
  4. Preheat broiler.  Place tofu on a greased baking sheet and pour on any extra marinade.
  5. Broil for five-six minutes on each side.

My mom used to make the most amazing garlic bread with Alladin’s whole wheat pita.  It’s light, crispy and delicious. She used butter and sprinkled it with shredded parmesan.  Here is the veganized version 🙂

Garlic Pita Bread

  • 4 whole wheat pitas
  • 2 tbsp Earth Balance margarine or organic butter
  • garlic powder
  • sea salt
  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Slice pitas in half and then separate pockets, forming four halves out of each whole pita.
  3. Lay pitas on a cookie sheet and spread with Earth Balance. Season liberally with garlic powder and a bit of sea salt
  4. Broil until golden brown.

***

“How many vegetarians does it take to screw in a lightbulb?”

“I don’t know, but where do you get your protein!?”

I couldn’t resist.

Advertisements

5 thoughts on “save a cow, eat a vegetarian

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s