I've never been one for tofu, but I thought I would give it a serious try this season.
I still don't much care for it.
1 block soft tofu, pureed
1 pkg onion dip mix
There you go Fr. 3 ingredients
Now to make it palatable; add salt, white pepper, lemon juice and another pkt of dip mix. Have large glass of water nearby. You're gonna need it.
tofu sliced, dredged in a little flour and fried is delicious...for an Asian flavour, add some ginger or sesame dressing, or soy or teryaki sauce to the pan at the end......add to some brown rice and it makes for a satisfying and tasty meal, and cooked like this, one will change their mind about tofu!
Speaking of changing the mind about tofu, in the U.S., in many supermarkets, a frozen dessert product called 'Tofutti' exists. There are also Tofutti 'ice cream sandwiches', which I have tried, and are even better than the real ice cream ones....
Another ready made supermarket product which is satisfying during the fast is the Slavic food 'pierogies'...I have bought the potato and cabbage filled ones, sauteed them in oil with some onions, and they really are 'stick to the ribs' type satisfying...men who like filling foods will especially like them.
Many gourmet take out stores sell ratatouille. Buy some and mix it with pasta or eat with crusty bread.
Also, french lentil salads are popular at gourmet take out stores. These are also tasty and Lenten....
The beauty of fasting in the U.S. vs. Greece, is that the availability of so many really good quality different vegan foods (Asian, Indian, etc.) without having to cook too much, is great, and therefore, it is extremely convenient and easy to fast with little trouble or too much boredom.
I once bought some ready made 'vegan' food ( I believe imported from Germany) in Greece, and almost got sick, it was so disgusting....Ladera (oily/fasting vegan) foods are very good and delicious in Greece, but the variety becomes a bit limited after a while, and after a few weeks, I find it can get tiring and discouraging.
Although I will give credit to McDonald's in Greece, and Goodie's fast food...McDonald's has a few 'McSarkakosti' (Sarakosti:Lent) dishes (YES, you heard correctly !!!), and I hear the Goodie's does to, including, some awesome kolokithokeftedes (fried zucchini fritters/nuggets)
Edited by Alice, 23 March 2009 - 12:46 PM.