Thursday, June 01, 2006

Oven Fried Tofu & Little Lad's Bakery

Yesterday was a very long day, driving to Maine and back. Today, I took the day off of work because it is my birthday. My plan was to cook a couple of new recipes, but I ended up only cooking one. A package of tofu needed to be used up, so I made the recipe for oven fried tofu that Jess posted the other day.

For the herbs, I used some dried: oregano, basil, thyme, a shake of herbamare, and some ground pepper. This tofu was frozen previously when I was away at training for two weeks. I defrosted it yesterday. That made for a chewier texture when these were baked.

These were a tiny bit on the salty side for me, so I might use a little less tamari next time. Other than that they were crunchy, chewy goodness. Definitely something I would make again. Thanks Jess for sharing this recipe.

Yesterday, a friend and I went to lunch at Little Lad's Vegan Bakery on Congress St in Portland, Maine. Unfortunately, they don't have a website. They have a vegan buffet for $3.99 and then a number of vegan sandwiches. All of their bread is homemade. They also have cookies, tarts, trail mix, and various other handmade snacks.

Neither of us were wowed buy the buffet, so we opted for sandwiches. I had the chik'n salad. My favorite part of the sandwich was the multigrain bread. After lunch, we got a couple of vegan tarts and a pumpkin cookie to go. The pumpkin cookie was good and the tarts are spectacular. If you are ever there, I'd recommend peach or bumleberry(raspberry, blueberry, and blackberry). Though my friend would say cherry is the best!

I'm going to try and start linking everyone's blog over to mine now. I've noticed a couple of you have added me and I'd like to do the same.


Catherine Weber said...

happy birthday jody! veggie foodie geminis of the world, unite!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

3.99 vegan buffet = rad.
Happy belated birthday!
I'm glad you tried out kittee's tofu recipe, too : )
I'm a salty girl over sweet, but I know what you mean about the tamari - I stick with braggs mostly myself.

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