26 May 2006

Favorite Websites - "The Cat-Tea Corner"

For years
"The Cat-Tea Corner" has been one of my favorite sites.

There are many, many, interesting areas to visit like Cats, The Tea Digest, Vegan for Life , The Vegan Recipe Collection (over 400 recipes), Links and Webrings etc . There is a Sitemap to help you find exactly what you want.

Sign up for the Vegan Recipe mailing list and if you have a site that fits in with the category join the "Vegan & Cruelty-free Ring" or visit the members sites as they all have interesting info.

I find all of the vegan recipes on the site excellent and the instructions easy to follow. Here is one of them:

Swiss Tofu Steak
About 4 servings

2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil + additional for browning tofu
4 teaspoons tamari soy sauce
1/2 pound defrosted frozen tofu, sliced into four slices
2 medium onions, sliced in half moons
1 10-ounce package mushrooms, sliced
1 large green or red bell pepper, diced
4 medium garlic cloves, pressed or minced
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 cup dark miso dissolved in ¼ cup brewed plain black tea (or water)
1 cup tomato purée
1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 cup brewed plain black tea (or water)
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper or more to taste

Preheat oven to 350 deg F. Cover the bottom of a skillet with a thin layer of oil and heat. When hot, place the tofu slices in the skillet, sprinkle the tamari evenly over the tofu, and pan-fry until golden brown. Turn tofu over and brown the the other side. Remove from heat and set aside. Heat 2 Tablespoons oil over medium heat in a heavy saucepan. Sauté the onions, mushrooms, peppers, garlic, and basil for five minutes, or until the onions are soft. Stir in the miso dissolved in tea or water, tomato purée, diced tomatoes, tea or water, and ground peppers. Simmer, uncovered, for five minutes. Spread a thin layer of sauce over the bottom of a square cake dish. Place the tofu slices on the sauce, then cover with the rest of the sauce. Cover the baking dish and bake for 25 minutes. Serve hot with rice or mashed potatoes.



Michele said...

Swiss tofu steak,does it taste
like the real thing?

Jackie said...

I have not eaten steak for many, many years so I cannot really give you an honest answer on that. I doubt it will but it is delicious anyway.

diet dilemma magmem style said...

I'm not a vegan but I wish I was. I am very overweight and I am an avid animal lover. I like your blog! Keep up the good work. Thanks for the opportunity to see the great cats. That was fun. God Bless you.

Jackie said...

Thanks for the visit. Cutting out animal fat definately does help with weight as I am the correct weight for my height whereas when I was a meat eater I was quite plump.