Yesterday evening I invited Xtina over to build some character with me. This would involve making dinner, eating dinner, making cookies, eating cookies, and watching Star Wars: A New Hope. On VHS. Slammin'.
Before all of this delightfus activity went down, we spent some time lazing in the sun. The weather has been outstanding of late, and we here at Oops have been taking full advantage of that fact. Walking, cycling, long-boarding (we're starting a gang), drinking Ale-81 next to our peaceful but super polluted river...Ahh, spring. We also spent Saturday night at the speakeasy, drinking a Chateau Grand Traverse Late Harvest Riesling and enjoying another performance by the Billy King Band.
Anyhow, for dinner I was totally craving Sloppy Joes. BUT OOPS, WE DONE GONE AND MADE IT VEGAN.
1 Tbs olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1/3-1/2 red pepper, chopped
1 medium carrot, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
8 oz tofu
1/2 cup tomato sauce or pizza sauce (or ketchup, if you're really in a bind)
2 1/2 Tbs vegan Worcester sauce
1 1/2 Tbs maple syrup
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp chili powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat, and add the onions. Cook them until translucent, and then add the red pepper and carrot. Cook three minutes or so. Meanwhile, crumble up the tofu with your hands in a small bowl. Mix in the chopped garlic. Throw into the pan and let it cook for a minute or two. Start putting in the goodies! Mix in the tomato product, the Worcester sauce, the maple syrup, mustard, chili powder, and salt and pepper. If you used ketchup, be advised that you might need a little more maple syrup to cut down some of the ketchup-flavor! Cook for another couple of minutes, remove from heat, toast a bun, and assemble! Ha-HA!
I'm going to be making one awesome pie tomorrow to take to work on Thursday. I look forward to sharing my success with all of you fine people.
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