Thursday, March 12, 2009

2 posts in one day, what!

I've been meaning to post this all week! Nik and I went on an adventure last saturday to the 4th St. Co-op in Manhattan and May Wah in Chinatown. We got some pretty sweet deals and awesomeness all around. May Wah was absolutely amazing, and I can't believe it has taken me this long to go there.

Ham Tube!!

Hello BBQ Chicken legs, coming right up:

This fakin' bacon freaked me out, but Nik insisted. They were okay fried in some olive oil and liquid smoke. The rubberiness of them before they were cooked, was outright creepy.

Dumplings! so cheap!

BBQ Veggie Pork!

I've been looking for Big TVP chunks! Ohh what to do with them!?

And from the Co-op, CHEEZLY! I've been wanting to try this for awhile now. I think I liked Teese better, but this is still pretty tasty. It has a sweet taste to it. Also, this goes perfect with Ham Tube!

Bulk stuff from Co-op and from my CSA on saturday morning. Those fun looking beans are called Cattle Beans and they cook so fast! After soaking for 8ish hours, I only had to boil them for 30 minutes or so (and that was too long, as they got a little mushy). Really good though; kinda peppery. Wheat berries (CSA), cashews (CSA), Black Beans (CSA), Chickpeas (co-op), plus I got a whole bunch of nooch and vital wheat gluten for super-cheap at the Co-op. Heck yeah!

I got these frozen Red Bean sweet buns at May Wah. We steamed them and sprinkled some powdered sugar on them. Love!

Sunday morning waffles and fakin' bacon:

Ham Tube + Cheezly=HAWAIIAN PIZZA! I was so excited about this. I even ground up my wheat berries and (using the VWAV recipe) used half wheat flour and half white for the crust. Pineapples on anything is the "best thing ever" to me, so this was a guaranteed success. Cheezly melted nicely also and paired quite nicely with the ham tube. I really like saying ham tube. It's totally gross sounding, but oh so delicious.

Ham and cheeze melt! This rocked. If the cheezly wasn't so expensive, I would totally make this more often. Side salad of red cabbage, cashews, turnips, carrots, LOTS of red onions, garlic, and a olive oil/apple cider vinegar dressing.

Cattle bean burger (with veganaise and avocado) and sweet potato fries (with cumin, salt, pepper, agave nectar, and sriracha). I used the Black Bean burger recipe from VCon (totally my default burger recipe now), but just replaced the beans and spices.


  1. I have shopping envy!! So many awesome goodies and I covet them all.

  2. ham tube ham tube ham tube. it is fun to say! i have shopping envy as well... you've got some really great finds there! ohhhh how i wish we had an asian grocer here. or a co-op or a csa for that matter. ham tube. fun!

  3. The cattle beans sound awesome! I've been craving some big, fat beans. And I think cattle bean burger is funny because, you know, there's no cattle...