All posts tagged nooch

Mexi Mac n Kale Salad

Published August 5, 2013 by Vegan Derby Cat Party


Here’s my favorite kale salad recipe from Christy Morgan’s Blissful Bites book, Mac n Kale salad, with some cilantro, black beans and corn thrown in for a super quick, yum dinner. I use everything in her recipe here, except for the very little oil. (Kale, nooch, acv, tamari, avocado, sun dried tomatoes).

1 recipe Blissful Bites Mac n Kale salad
1/4 c. cilantro, chopped finely
1/2 c. fresh or frozen corn rinsed in a sieve with very hot water
2 15oz cans of black beans, drained and rinsed

Just toss everything together and chill if desired. So easy, fast and good!


Super Easy Tofu Scramble (GF)

Published April 15, 2013 by Vegan Derby Cat Party


For some reason, I have been back in the kitchen with a vengeance, despite the broken extremity. Maybe I just needed a challenge? Maybe it’s that none of my coats fit over my splinted arm, and we just had a cold snap? Regardless, this is an updated, no knifework, no fuss version of my Tofu Scramble. Enjoy!

Super Easy Tofu Scramble (GF)

olive oil for spraying skillet
1/2 package frozen onion & bell pepper mix
1 heaping tsp. crushed garlic

1 package of tofu, any style, rinsed and drained
1 tbsp. tamari for gluten-free   (or Bragg’s or shoyu or red sodium soy sauce)
1 tsp. turmeric
2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. paprika
salt & pepper, to taste
cayenne pepper, optional

2-4 c. chopped kale or greens (I used some leftover, lightly dressed mac n kale salad)

1/4 – 1/2 c. nutritional yeast


1. Spray a skillet with olive oil and raise to medium-high heat. Add onions & peppers and cook until thawed, about 5 mintues. Add garlic and cook for an additional  minute.

2. Crumble in tofu, and add all other ingredients except nutritional yeast and kale. Drop heat to medium, and stir until well combined, about 3 minutes. Taste for seasoning.

4. Mix in greens and cook an additional 3 minutes, or until wilted, but still bright green.

4. Remove from heat and stir in nutritional yeast.

My secret weapon!

My secret weapon!

I had Thomas crumble the tofu in for me since he has two working arms!

I had Thomas crumble the tofu in for me since he has two working arms!

Before greens.

Before greens.

And after.

And after.

Plated! Too bad we didn't have any ketchup! Thomas doused his in sriracha.

Plated! Too bad we didn’t have any ketchup! Thomas doused his in sriracha.

Blissful Bites Mac N Kale Salad!

Published March 30, 2013 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

It’s hard to believe I hadn’t written a review of this salad yet! Months ago I saw Dawn over at Vegan Moxie post a picture of this salad and knew I must try it right away. I bought a kindle copy of Blissful Bites before we moved, but hadn’t really gotten to explore it due to my extreme decrease in cooking at home since then.

This should really be called Pizza Kale salad b/c it’s much more reminiscent of that comfort food, over mac n cheese due to its sun dried tomatoes and nooch.


Ingredients aren’t too complicated, and the only mixing you do is in the bowl, with your hands. (Easy!) This was the 1st time I used an avocado that wasn’t way overripe, so I even retained some pieces of it this time after massaging everything together!

Sorry, it's a little blurry! I was in a big hurry to eat my delicious salad!

Sorry, it’s a little blurry! I was in a big hurry to eat my delicious salad!

I’ve made this a number of times now due to its addictive nature. Initially, I couldn’t find plain, dry sun dried tomatoes, so I used the ones in olive oil and omitted the extra oil. Now that I found some at Trader Joe’s (our WF doesn’t carry them), I use a tsp. of the leftover [now] tomato infused oil for the recipe. In fact, the last time I made it, I was out of the tomatoes and just used the infused oil, and it was still good. (So much so that I ate the whole giant bowl in one sitting!)

You can find out more about macrobiotic chef Christy Morgan, her book, and her recipes over at her website, I’ll be meeting her for the 1st time/karaokeing with/seeing her in a couple months in Portland for Vida Vegan Con! 🙂

Oh! And Spring has finally begun over here in Seattle! Here’s what greeted me when I left the parking garage on aptly named Cherry Street today!

Tomorrow’s going to be 68, and Thomas is actually OFF! I may get to stroll around town in a halter dress instead of a 3/4 length coat! 🙂

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