Adventures of a veg*n.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Tofu, Cake, Apartment!

On Thursday night, Chris came over and helped me make dinner. I had some tofu marinating overnight to make the jerk tofu from the PPK. We cooked it up and then just added broccoli, spinach and zucchini to the same pan. It was pretty awesome! I declare it was the best tofu dish I've made thus far! We both did think it was a bit too spicy though!

This morning I woke up at 5:30 for unknown reasons, so I made this for my sister's apartment-warming party tonight.. I know, she's been living there all summer, but they still hadn't had a party. And they just finished painting all the walls. I got this recipe from Susan.
I didn't use a cast iron skillet (I don't have one..) but I just used a 9-inch cake pan and it worked out fine! Woo.

Oh yeah! And I did this last night. Well see.. Chris and I just got done plastering over and sanding all the holes in my kitchen (yeah.. my landlord didn't do a thing..) so I didn't want to put a shelf in. I velcro'd my spices to the wall! I love it. I can just grab them.
Speaking of which.. I just bought a bunch of these spices the other night.. $35 worth! I almost cried.

Oh and today (since I was up so early) I also went and bought paint, and painted over the holes we covered. Almost can't tell! Heh.
Oh and ALSO I finished the quilt I've been working on for Chris' sister as a housewarming gift! We're helping to move her into her new apartment a week from today. It's not perfect.. it's my first quilt without the help of my Grandma haha, so.. yeah. I hope she likes it!


VeggieGirl said...

wow, you've certainly been busy!! The tofu and that peach-upside-down cake look quite delicious; and I LOVE your velcro spice "rack"!! how fun!!

laura jesser said...

Yum! Your sister's apartment-warming party will be a blast with that lovely cake. Velcro spices--how creative!

bazu said...

Oooh, I've been wanting to try that peach cake- looks so yummy!

and your velcro-ed spices cracked me up- but what a smart idea!

by the way, if you can find a health food store that sells spices in bulk, you can save tons of money buying them that way, and they're usually much higher quality too.

fatwonkkid said...

you hung your top shelf of spices crooked :P

Emmie said...

Velcro-ing your spices is such a smart idea! I was lucky to get spicerack magnets from my mother a while ago so I'm using them but that is such a great idea. If I ever lose my magnet ones I'm so stealing your idea.

the pleasantly plump vegan said...

what a cute idea to velcro yr spices.
yr cake looks divine.

Theresa said...

Ha! I love your wall o' spice! That tofu looks so yummy, too.

Lindy Loo said...

I, too, have too many spices and not even places to put them, so I *totally* love your velcro idea and may have to try it out...