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meatless monday recipe: tofu tacos a la kogi bbq…

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this recipe from formerchef.com is brilliant for a couple of reasons…one:  i won’t, in this lifetime be able to experience the phenomenon that is the kogi truck and two:  i am always looking for ways to jazz up my good friend, mr. tofu…hang on a minute! apparently i will be able to grub at a kogi truck – they have tofu tacos! i am a little worried that they say they char the tofu longer on the grill (i am a frequent victim of cross contamination), but maybe one day i will muster up the courage and give them a try…but for now, back to the kogi inspired recipe…

kristina calls for fish sauce in her recipe (not really making it vegetarian), but she says you can skip it and obviously, i will. the marinade looks pretty tasty and then the tacos are topped with salsa verde, chili-soy vinaigrette, cabbage and cilantro. i think i’ll cut mine into strips (rather than dicing) marinate it overnight and then drain it and try and get that grill taste going on a grill pan…or at least get a good sear on it.

and i’m sure most of you know about mobile cravings, but just in case, it lists all of the food trucks around LA. i am definitely planning a visit to the grilled cheese truck. and i’ve only read amazing things about the umami burger truck (they do veggie versions!), so that will go on the list as well…

but i’m pretty excited about kristina’s recipe! and since i don’t yet have anything to compare it to, i will have to rely on my boyfriend to let me know the true verdict!

jal meokkesseumnida!  and ¡buen apetito!

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meatless monday recipe: vietnamese lemongrass green beans and tofu…

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michael natkin’s herbivoracious is one of my very favorite food blogs. his recipes show that despite what many may think, vegetarian food does not have be be bland or brown or boring – it can be vibrant and full of flavor – like his recipe for vietnamese lemongrass green beans and tofu. i’ve never worked with lemongrass, but he explains that it just takes a little coaxing to get the flavor and texture out of the lemongrass and into this dish.

herbivoracious introduces readers to ingredients from different cuisines and gives you simple techniques that you can use in all your cooking (like this japanese eggplant and tempeh recipe – or as i call it temp-meh because i hate the texture – michael’s advice? to fry it (as he does the tofu in this recipe) and give it some texture…maybe a lot of you vegetarians knew that one about tempeh, but i sure didn’t!

¡delicioso!

his recipe for arroz a la mexicana is one that i prepare quite often (mexican rice is usually made with chicken stock, so i never get to enjoy it). pair it with some beans and a salad and yet another meatless monday meal is prepared!

that is a two-for-one meatless monday from herbivoracious and modernest!

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