I was doing a Google search yesterday, looking for a similiar (ie: as close as possible) recipe to a favorite Rice Bowl which Joe and I enjoy at a local (almost) vegetarian restaurant. Our city is sadly lacking in vegetarian, anything! A few veggie eateries have come and gone, but up here in “cattle country” beef and pork unfortunately still rule. (sorry photo no longer available)
On the same topic, I found it most disheartening at NJFV book signings, how many younger people were still singing the praises of a meat-based diet, at the same time telling me about their cholestrol medications!!! Yikes, and we are talking about people in their 20’s,30’s and 40’s.
Another thing I did learn at book signings, you can ‘never tell a book by a cover’ and that includes people. Some of the most ‘unlikely in appearance to be cool’ of people who showed up at my table to browse/ buy a cookbook, were often the ones most ‘in the know’.
One memorable example that comes to mind: A 60ish, rather frumpy looking woman breezed into one of the bookstores where I sat and looked like she would probably be heading for the Barbara Cartland novels. Dressed in a flowery coat and hat, sporting big glasses and a dreamy smile. NOT!!!! She turned out being a retired pharmacist, now singing the praises of a drug-FREE and meat-FREE life and promptly bought 3 of my cookbooks, which she gushed about all the way to the cash register. She was a very interesting woman to talk to and taught me the lesson again about looking beyond the exterior.
Anyways, I digress…..and in a big way. Back to my rice bowl recipe search. I found a blog called ‘What Do I Know’ based in the UK, that features a number of vegan recipes including this very yummy sounding one that appears to be what I’ve been trying to replicate but haven’t got ‘just right’ so far. Peanut sauce can be tricky, getting the right consistency and a perfect flavor blend. I think the rice vinegar is probably key. Cilantro…..well, don’t get me started but I don’t think it’s a must.
Anyways, thought I’d share this one with you all and plan to try the recipe later this week. I’ll let you know how it goes and if you give it a whirl, do tell too!!! Happy Cooking ! 🙂
Recipe is at: What Do I Know, Tofu and Broccoli with Peanut Sauce
PS: A big thanks and hugggggs to Sallee over at one of my fav. blogs, Knitnana for spreading the word about the Mitz caption contest which closes on September 30th. Lots of click throughs and more caption entries coming in, keeping me laughing all the way. Make sure to stop by Sallee’s for news of the fabulous Meezer, also yarn and fabric tales a plenty. A great place to visit, I do almost every day.