Wednesday, 14 August 2019

VeganMoFo 2019 #14: L is for Lazy Cat Kitchen (Blog)



Continuing my efforts to try and make more food from blogs, rather than only cookbooks, I recently came across Lazy Cat Kitchen. Of course, put 'cat' in the title and I will be intrigued (yes, they have a kitty), plus the cute little cat icon in the corner of the open tab, plus lots and lots of gorgeous looking recipes... I bookmarked a lot of stuff. There are a lot of Japanese-style recipes on the blog, which greatly appeal to me. So, true to my word, I have made some of it!

Miso Mushroom Bowl: This was what first caught my eye, I saw this recipe and knew I had to make it. And you should too. Shiitake mushrooms are sliced, covered in a delicious miso glaze, and then baked. This was my first recipe that used the stems, and they were so good after baking. Chewy and delicious. And the flavour... so good. The recipe also makes a quick pickled radish, which is a lovely flavour contrast. Served with rice and greens. This is a must make dish.

Miso Mushroom Bowl


Vegan Yakisoba: This is a super fast dinner to get together. First you make a quick yakisoba sauce, full of delicious ingredients like mushroom sauce, ketchup (an option given instead of sriracha), and seaweed powder (I didn't have nori powder, so I used dulse powder. Then pan-sear your veggies (I used the ones the recipe suggested except I used more carrot instead of the capsicum), add your cooked noodles, and mix with the sauce. The only change I'd make would be to double the sauce, as it cooks down fast and I wanted more of it!

Vegan Yakisoba


Tofu Dengaku Bowl: I love eggplant dengaku, and the only way I can think of making it better is to take the delicious sauce and put it on my beloved tofu. I used a 250g block of tofu, rather that 200, so I cut my slices of tofu a little bigger. The glaze is very simple to put together, I left out the chili paste so mine is not the same colour as the photo on the blog, but it was super delicious. Served with pan-seared broccoli and Japanese rice. With extra sauce drizzled on top, and pickled ginger. Yes please.

Tofu Dengaku Bowl


Cute Kitty Photo of the Post

Gizmo in her bed


Sometimes, when one is gifted a new bed, one must spend some time thinking about it before settling down. Gizmo when I first put her in the new bed on her 15th birthday. She didn't think for long before she decided it was A-OK. True story about how sweet she was but how much she also loved this bed. She would be on the bed with me when I was going to sleep, then would quietly take herself to her bed for the rest of the night, but she would come back before my alarm went off, so I could wake up with her. How darling is that? Of course, sometimes she would be my alarm, and that occasionally involved licking my closed eyelids. That was less darling - ouch! But you can't be mad at that sweet face.

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for introducing me to a new blog, these recipes look really good!

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  2. It's funny for me because one of my 2019 goals was to use more cookbooks! But all of these meals look great, and I still love/cook from blogs, too.

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    1. Hee, we are like opposites in our goals. I just love having a physical copy in my hands that I can scribble on.

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  3. I loved the story about Gizmo so much! I almost started crying!
    I think I told you, but I got my girls a bed and not a single one liked it! As a matter of fact I think they were scared of it!!!

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    1. Cats are so weird about things! I love them.

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  4. That is such a sweet story about Gizmo. I love that she checked in with you before & after you went to sleep/woke up. What a good girl.

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    1. She was a very good girl. If it wasn't for me waking up to pee a couple of times a night, I might never have even known that she'd snuck off.

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  5. Oh wow, these are such beautiful dishes! I love mushrooms and miso so that sounds amazing to me and the noodles sound great too. Thanks for introducing me to new (to me) blogs!

    OMG that Gizmo story, my heart! What a beautiful story that perfectly shows what loving companions animals are.

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    1. Animals really are so wonderful. They can have so much compassion and empathy.

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  6. Looks like a great blog! Everything you tried sounds great; I'd especially love to try the mushrooms!
    Gizmo has such a cute expression as she considers her new bed! And what a sweet story! <3

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    1. I love how expressive kitty faces are.

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