Marfigs' Munchies

Adventures in vegan eats and feats

homemade tortillas, baked tofu and new goodies!

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Yesterday I had my ease of leisure and went spelunking amid humans at Mugg and Bean for coffee and other beverages with some of the gals from work. Whilst there I made my usual pilgrimage into Dischem and lo and behold, I found not only nutritional yeast but also agar agar powder! Now the serious business can begin! I cannot express how chuffed I am about these delicious treasures- I can now finally make vegan cheese as well as all sorts of tasty desserts and puddings. om nom!

agar and nutritional yeast

For lunch today, I decided to try my hand at baking tofu, having had a little squish left in the tub. Needless to say nothing I make at this stage involving tofu comes out as I assume it should, but it’s still helluva tasty nonetheless!

Firstly, I marinated the tofu (after squishy it somewhat less soggy in paper towels) with soy sauce, a smidge of jam and some squashed gooseberries I got at the boeremark this weekend.

ingredients for marinating

marinating the tofu

Next time I’ll marinate it for less time, but I quite like the combo- still, could be spicier!

I baked it on a baking sheet sprayed with cook n spray at 200 celcius for 35 mins, turning once. Once I’d turned the tofu I shook some sesame seeds over the body of the goodness.

Meanwhile, I decided to make some tortillas to go with the whole thing.

For two medium sized tortillas I used 1 cup flour and 80ml water and squished it all together.

On a floury surface, fluff the mixture in some more flour, split in two and roll each out.

Fry on a non-stick pan for a few minutes a side and wrap in a tea towel to keep it fresh.

homemade tortillas

done and done

While that was going on, I made a sauce using chopped tomatoes, the bits of gooseberry, cayenne pepper and nutritional yeast. Plonked everything together with some veggies and then:

baked tofu done

I usually magnetize my plans for the week on the fridge- today’s dinner: lentil bredie!


Author: Marfigs

Ahoy, I’m Margaux! History teacher and freelance editor; wench to my Man-thing; volunteer at a cat shelter; and handmaiden to our kitsy cats, Gatsby, Freyja and Atlas. This blog is dedicated to vegan food, occasionally overthrown by pictures of foster kittens and other fluffy creatures. I love sharing ideas and recipes, so don't be shy: stop by and say hi!

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