Thursday, March 5, 2009

Wokin' Wasabi!

A loooooong time ago, the lovely Jessy of HappyVeganFace made a delicious stir-fry that made my mouth water. Like I do with so many great blogger recipes, I printed the directions and filed them in the "to make someday" pile. Unfortunately, this pile includes more recipes than one could ever get to in a lifetime, so this one got lost in the fray.

But a couple weeks ago, while searching for my friend Nathan's favorite vegan carrot cake recipe to make for his birthday, I ran across Jessy's Tofu 'n' Cabbage with Wasabi Awesomeness:

And this is some kind of awesome!!! I'm a huge fan of wasabi. It's a different kind of hot. Not spicy hot, just clear your sinuses hot. And this recipe calls for a homemade wasabi sauce that will blow your mind. The tofu is baked and served atop cabbage, carrots, and onions. Mmm-mmm.

On another note, Erin of Vegan in the City ran an interview on her blog a few weeks back and asked her readers if anyone would be up for an interview of their own. I signed up, so here goes:

1. If you were stranded on an island and could only bring 3 foods with you, what would they be and why?
Let's see — Baked flavored tofu (since I wouldn't be able to take any seasoning stuff to make it tasty), vegan mac & cheese (with broccoli in it so I can sneak in some veggies), and cupcakes ...

2. List 5 people you would invite to a dinner party...famous, dead, whoever.
Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy (and I just found out they're playing the Memphis In May music fest!!!!), Jack Kerouac, Emma Goldman, Tori Amos, and Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Romero (I know that's six, but Isa and Terry count as one).

3. What is your all-time favorite movie to quote?
Gummo!

4. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner and why?
Um, yo I can't survive without all three. I will shrivel up and die if I miss a meal. Or at least get really bitchy.

5. Tell me one random thing that others in the blogosphere don't know about you!
I went to Barbizon modeling school when I was 14 because I had aspirations of becoming a model. Unfortunately, I'm 5'2" and models just don't come in that size! Modeling school was fun though. They taught us how to apply bad 80s makeup and walk on the runway. If nothing else, it brought me out of my shyness ... but I still get a little jealous when I watch America's Next Top Model.

To play along:
1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me." If a few people want interviews, I will randomly pick 2.
2. I will respond by commenting on your blog with five questions. (I get to pick the questions).
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview others in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.


29 comments:

Laura said...

me!me! interview me girl!

Mike K said...

Those are great guests for the dinner party! I like these interview/poll pieces that float around, always interesting to see the answers. I've been developing a taste for wasabi, but I admit I wasn't crazy about it at first...getting there though.

nora said...

Interview me, your crunkness!

tahinitoo said...

Gorgeous photo!

Hahaaa! I love your choices for the three foods you would bring with you if stranded on an island. Cupcakes contain all the essential nutrients we need to survive!!!

I am also 5'2"! I guess if models were shorter, it would encourage clothing manufacturers to design clothes to fit short people. I mean seriously, cutting the bottoms off of pants so they are the right length is no fun!

Interview me and I will give you a cupcake.

shelby said...

Interview me!!! =)

I almost went to Barbizon but ducked out at the last minute...I kept reading online that it teaches you the wrong things to really be a professional model so I'm just going to do it the old fashioned way and move to NY!

Mihl said...

Tofu and wasabi? That sounds great! Jessy's recipes are always amazing.

I didn't even know there were modeling schools!

VeggieGirl said...

FUN INTERVIEW!!

jessy said...

oh man, we're so superhappyfaced that you loved the recipe, Bianca! hooray for some wasabi goodnesses! your photo is picture perfect! sweet!

what a fun interview! i get super bitchy if i skip a meal, too! i always make sure that doesn't happen! ahahahaaaa! and that's too cool on the Barbizon modeling school (hooray for 80's make-up!)! i would have never known! thanks for sharing! (i watch ANTM and love that show!) it's fun to get together with my girl friends every wednesday to watch it! superw00t!

pixiepine said...

Hehehee. We do a fair amount of Gummo-quoting around our house!

Sal said...

yum that looks tasty, i have some wasabi in the fridge that has been looking at me for months and feeling unloved!!

haha bad 80s make up that's awesome!!

I'm tempted to make everyone dress up 80s stylee on my birthday this year. we're going to a nice restaurant and i think it'll be funny to go looking like riff raff!!

Kiersten said...

Interview me!

Your Barbizon story is funny. Please tell me you still have pictures of you all decked out in 80s attire on the runway!

Vegan On Stage said...

ahahaha.. if i miss a meal i get bitchy too... i call it "Hangry" (hungry and angry)

its a bad combo hahaha

Amey said...

oh, that's fun!
interview me!

miss v said...

sometimes i'm in the mood for clear-your-sinuses hot... i can't wait to make that wasabi!

Jen aka Jewbacca said...

i like wasabi as well. you can interview me if you'd like.

Melody Polakow said...

tofu. wasabi. Yes please!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Woah, modeling school?! AWESOME! Haha I am too short to model too. But you definitely have the face for it.

I'm actually sometimes with you on the creamy thing. I like my hot cereals to have a bit of a chew sometimes. So I use my hand blender instead of the blender. That way I just do a few pulses and it's blended enough for the flavors to meld together, but not so much that you lose the chew :o)

Cyn said...

That cabbage & tofu dish sounds delicious and is full of things I currently have in my fridge. I am totally going to have to make that.

Your dinner party sounds awesome! I would totally want to hang out with that guest list. And cupcakes would be the ultimate desert island food. (Or dessert island!)

vko said...

love me some cabbage & love me some tofu- sounds perfect to me! Loved reading your little interview as well!

Macie said...

I got sucked into an American's Next Top Model marathon yesterday. I have a love/hate relationship with that show. I can't stand it, but I watch it anyway.

Anywho... I adore wasabi and I am going to HAVE to try that recipe.

jrsimon56 said...

Fun to learn more about you. The stir fry has got me salivating, too. Must have wasabi!

Green Eyes, Green Heart said...

Oooh I love this!! Bianca, you rock! :)

Gina said...

I totally can't handle wasabi...its sad.

It looks yummy though!!

Sheridanna said...

K, so have you heard ANTM is taking girls 5'7" and UNDER next time around??? Crazy huh? Ha. Barbizon. This dish looks awesome. Now, you'll have to excuse me as I have months of meals to catch up on here. haha!

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

that tofu looks amazing. Awesome photo!!

celine said...

I love that you can't stand to miss a meal either! if I don't eat every three to four hours, I turn into Godzilla who'd be having a bad day.

T said...

I've been jonesing for some cabbage lately and this looks like just the thing!

I remember those Barbizon ads... old dreams die hard!

omnidudemeandthebean said...

Interview me please! I really want to do an interview...

shellyfish said...

I also think that Isa & Terry count as one person! I totally remember those Barbizon ads - so funny!