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V’egg Salad

I have been eating this v’egg salad for the past 10 years, ever since I moved to Athens in 2000.  It is originally from the Daily Co-op Deli on Prince Ave.  I have never had a better faux-egg salad!  My kids love this stuff (& its packed with protein)!  It’s easy to prepare and it also can be eaten many ways: My husband’s favorite way to eat it is on crackers with a splash of frank’s hot sauce on each bite! It’s also great in a sandwich or alone. I have eaten this sandwich on many picnics & even while floating down the Broad River a time or two!  Believe me… it never disappoints.

  • 1 block tofu, crumbled (I always use tofu in bulk or the xtra firm water packed kind)
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup Vegenaise (vegan mayonnaise)
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped finely
  • 1/4 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large pickle, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 3/4 tsp dry dill
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Combine all ingredients except tofu.  Break up the tofu into crumbles and then mix all together.

~ makes 3 ( 8 oz.) containers

I actually served this v’egg salad at a recent party as “deviled v’eggs” by cutting a block of xtra-firm silken tofu into 8 pieces, and using a melon-baller to scoop out the center of each piece, which I then filled with the v’egg salad & a dash of paprika.  It truly looked and tasted like the real thing!! The silken tofu tastes completely like a hard-boiled egg and with the faux egg center – well – let me just say I had quite a lot of compliments on my h’ordeurve!

my deviled v'egg horderves

Happy Birthday, Me!

Well today was my 33rd birthday, so we went out to eat at my favorite vegetarian restaurant, the Grit… Truly the best veg restaurant ever!! If you are ever in Athens GA you really need to check it out. I had curried carrot soup, collard greens & a chickpea-spinach sauté dish… All of which were simply amazing! It always takes me forever to order when i go there because I can’t ever decide what to get! And if you are a dessert person, they make the best vegan cakes that I know of! In fact, I have used their “chocolate death cake” recipe for 3 character cakes (minnie mouse, pluto & a guitar cake for my husband) this past year! Anyway, enough rambling about someone else’s food!… I am really excited to get this blog up and going so please come back and see what I’ve made to share tomorrow! Until then… Chow! 😉