Thursday, September 17, 2015
Meatless Monday Potluck Party
How to combat Monday blues?
We do it by having #MeatlessMonday potluck party every week and it works!
We choose a theme and plan what we're going to bring (we can't have 6 noodle dishes, no? Nobody would be able to work after that).
We love our #meatlessmonday so far.
It's exciting, it makes us look forward to Mondays, it challenges us, and it makes us realise that meatless does not mean not good!
So here's our menu this week.
The theme is Asian.
Mushrooms and veggies lettuce wraps.
How adorable! Tasty too!
Nam yue (fermented tofu) "pork belly", dried shiitake mushrooms, glass noodles, napa cabbage and beancurd sheets stew.
Vegetarian "pork belly"!
It's amazing how they can mimick the appearance and texture of the fatty part of pork belly.
Beancurd wrapped sticky rice cake and glass noodles in tomato broth.
What did I make?
I made gado-gado, a very popular Indonesian salad.
Blanched: long beans, mini napa cabbage (because I dislike cabbage), beansprouts.
Boiled potatoes and hard boiled eggs.
Fresh tomatoes & cucumber.
Fried: tempe chunks, tofu puffs, crispy sweet potato or crackers.
Dressing: gado-gado peanut dressing + lime.
I made a version without boiled egg and dressing without garlic and shallot for our vegetarian friend (dressing = crushed roasted peanuts + salt + palm sugar + lime).
And our dessert!
Our dessert was given a freedom not to follow the Asian theme, because.. cheesecake.
We want cheesecake. Cheesecake is Asian. Cheesecake is everything.
It's no-bake blueberry cheesecake, with reduced sugar and no egg too!
So light and yummy!
Next week's theme: Japanese.
Looking forward to it :)