The ugly truth
I was recently asked: How do your meals always look so perfect?!
Answer: Ha! They don’t! Why do you think I don’t photograph everything I eat? (Well, besides the fact that I’d go crazy from boredom) I don’t always bother to use matching dishes, and I definitely do not normally worry about the color scheme of my meals (i.e. if I want beige bulgur for breakfast with a Cashew Cookie baby bar, I’ll have that!).
Yesterday’s lunch exuded ugliness: Monster salad + Newman’s Own sesame-ginger dressing, zesty zucchini fries + tomato sauce (grilled this time, not raw), Chee-fu (recipe below), and a dish of Artisana coconut butter, which I ate last as a perfect ending to a perfect (but not-so-perfect-looking) meal. It’s like eating a blob of raw coconut FUDGE!
(With 15 g protein it can go on Robert’s list of high-protein foods)
Basically, you take almost a whole block of tofu (220-ish grams or so, for you measurers), mash it up with a little salt, onion powder, and vegan butter (such as Smart Balance Light), and eat! It’s got a lot of protein and can be made in like 10-seconds flat. I called it “Chee-fu” because it kinda reminds me of savory cottage cheese. Plus, Chee-fu also reminds me of this guy: