Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tofu Tuesday a Dinner Party a la Mode!

oops!! Peter just asked why I had a picture of Pesto but was writing about Rice and Beans in yesterdays post. It is now fixed with a proper picture. I'll post about the pesto another time.



Tofu + Seitan Marsala w. Stringbeans + Pine nut's


I had my lovely friends Dave and Michelle over for dinner the other night. I had NO IDEA what to make for them especially after I had a few ideas and then asked if either of them liked mustard or capers. Turned out neither of them did so I had to scratch those ideas. Think, think, think, think.....Marsala. I knew Dave like mushrooms and I'm pretty sure I've seen him order Marsala at restaurants. Michele I'm not too sure about since I haven't eaten with her that much. It turned out I made the right decision.

The Marsala is based on the recipe from Joanna's book Yellow Rose Recipes. I suggest you all through a party and make it. It was very easy and very delicious. I used tofu and seitan because I figured if someone didn't like tofu they might like seitan and vice versa. I ended up serving it over pasta. I wanted to serve the Marsala over mashed potatoes but I was short on ingredients. Namely potatoes.



A BIG serving bowl of Marsala




Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie


I finally caved and purchased My Sweet Vegan. What a beautiful book. This was the first recipe I've tried from it. I figured it would be the perfect ending to my dinner party especially since it was so easy to make and I was able to make it the day before. I especially liked how easy the dough was to roll out for the crust. I can't wait to try more of these recipes.



Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie a la Mode


Warmed in the oven and topped off with Purely Decadents Coconut Milk Ice Cream Vanilla Bean!!! I was so happy to finally see these coconut milk based ice creams at my Whole Foods. Whenever I make ice cream at home it's always coconut milk based. It's nice to be able to buy some now without having to set up my machine, which is something I really should do before the summer is over.

8 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

My Sweet Vegan = by far one of the best cookbooks out there, period.

I'll take a slice of that cookie pie, please!! :0D

jessy said...

hot dayyyyyyum - your marsala looks freak'n AWESOME! i wish i were having that for dinner this evening. now i'm all jealousfaced. and chocolate chip cookie pie? why haven't i bought My Sweet Vegan Yet?! i need to get a move on that! :D

Urban Vegan said...

I just finished dinner and now I'm ready to eat again thanks to your post! Isn't that choco-chip pie amazing?

Holler said...

Lovely meal :)

bazu said...

I want what you're having!

Vegan_Noodle said...

Lucky friends!! I want to come to one of your dinner parties...

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Seitan Marsala sounds SO good, but pies! pies! oh my!

Erin said...

What a super nice dinner party meal! Your friends were well taken care of. The cookie pie looks stupendous.