Banana Blossom Ginataan with Baked Tofu

Ginataan is a Filipino term that means food cooked in coconut milk, or Gata.  I love this dish!   It’s basically banana blossoms cooked in coconut milk, garlic, onions, tomatoes, vinegar, salt, pepper and usually cooked with pork and shrimp.  I omitted the pork and shrimp and added baked tofu instead.  I also chopped serrano peppers to give it a kick.  Delicious!  Now to try cooking some Ginataan Laing (Taro Leaves)!

Vegan Tortang Talong

Tortang Talong is a Filipino dish that is made with eggplant and egg.  It’s kind of like an eggplant omelette.  I loved this dish growing up.  I used to eat it with patis (fish sauce) and tomatoes.  I played around with soft tofu to get the scrambled “egg consistency”.  That’s all I can share : )

But boy… was this dish GOOD!  I haven’t had this since I turned vegetarian in 2008!

Vegan Adobo Kangkong

Kangkong is known as river spinach and is a popular vegetable in the Philippines.  My dad grew kangkong his garden while I was growing up and I remember my grandma used to pickle the kangkong stalks (next on my agenda. haha.).  It was so good!   For this dish, I made a vegan adobo kangkong, which is usually cooked with minced pork.  You can basically adobo anything. Happy eating!

Vegan Mc Rib

I cooked this for my hubs for dinner tonight. I decided to make myself a sandwich too since I didn’t finish my dinner (the Panko breaded vegan chicken). I’ve never eaten a Mc Rib in my life so I don’t know how it actually taste like but this vegan sandwich is pretty tasty. I baked Morning Star riblets, places them on a toasted hamburger bun and topped them with chopped onions.

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Panko breaded baked “chicken”

Found this vegan chicken at the local Asian grocery store near my place. Coated the chicken with Panko breading and baked it for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees.  It was freaking me out of how much of a drumstick it looked like and the texture of the “meat” while I was eating it. I had to actually stop eating it because it tasted to real.  BLAH.  Honestly, I don’t think I can eat this again.  hehe.   I’m sure new veges would probably eat this though if they were going through meat withdrawals. Btw, there’s a popsicle stick in the middle to keep the shape of the “drumstick”.

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It really doesn’t have to be this way… (Farm Sanctuary)

Please rethink where your milk, eggs, and meat comes from.  Have compassion and love for animals.  No animal should suffer for human consumption.  Liberate animals now! Make a statement and go VEGAN! OR visit their website and make a donation (Like I DO!) to bring public awareness of the atrocities that go on at these farms and end to help end factory farming now. https://secure2.convio.net/fsi/site/Donation2?1340.donation=form1&df_id=1340

I have yet to make a trip out to Farm Sanctuary here in California!!! I’ve been wanting to visit with my hubs since 3 years ago.  I WILL make this happen soon! Check out their  site!  http://www.farmsanctuary.org/farm/ca/