(for the first time since high school :) )
Today our office closed because of an impending snow storm but... once it finally came... it really wasn't so bad. We've definitely had to work on days with worse weather, but I welcomed the day to just relax and take it easy.
The worst part about today: Christie still had to go to work. Mega bummer. :(
I decided to bake a half batch of our favorite vegan chocolate chip cookies from Colleen Patrick-Goudreau's cookbook, The Joy of Vegan Baking. These are seriously the best chocolate chip cookies I've ever had, vegan or not vegan. :)
I think this is the stack of cookies I ate... it's just way too hard to walk by cookies without having a taste. ;)
For dinner Christie and I tried our hand at making blackened tofu. We really (reallllly) miss Watercourse Foods in Denver (more info), a place that we would frequent whenever possible because their vegetarian food is just so amazing. Christie and I have definitely had our fair share of great meals there, and it always makes us sigh with nostalgia every time we think about it. Anywayyy... one of our all-time favorite meals was the Blackened Tofu Caesar Wrap... it was seriously awesome in just about every way. Well, since Christie and I have been without our beloved wrap since November 2008, we decided that a) we really need to go to Denver (which requires funds), or b) we really need to learn how to make the wrap ourselves. Since we figured Plan B was the least expensive, we dove in! We used the blackened tofu recipe from Isa Chandra-Moskowitz's cookbook, Appetite for Reduction, and it was super easy. Even though the smoke alarm went off (we had to broil the tofu for a really long time), it was ah-may-zing. We paired the tofu with spinach, vegan Cesar Chavez dressing (from the same cookbook), tomato and red onion... all gloriously put together in a whole wheat wrap. YUM!!
P.S. There is only one photo because I was still a little discouraged by last night's outcome with the 'Tempeh Helper' and didn't want to get my hopes up. However, after we ate our wraps - and realized they were awesome - I snapped this photo. We'll make this again, so more photos to come soon. :)