Those of you who know me know that my journey to veganism was a lot faster than my journey to liking vegetables and fruit. The potential reasons for this are plentiful - possible childhood trauma (the only veg we had at home was boiled-to-death canned or frozen stuff), being a supertaster (I'm one of those people who can taste cucumber), personal preference/texture issues, who knows.
But I've always had a problem with tomatoes. I started out not being able to eat anything other than ketchup (catsup?), then progressed to being able to eat completely smooth tomato products. I've now reached the point that I can have small diced tomatoes, but only cooked. I can't eat raw tomatoes.
So, as you can imagine, the Fried Green Tomatoes recipe was kinda daunting for me. A thick slice of tomato - brrr. But I bought those green tomatoes at the farmers market (lookit that wee one! it's so tiny!), put on my big girl pants, and made some fried green tomatoes.
I have to say, they were alright, but I probably wouldn't make them again unless they were for someone else who really loves them.
Dinner tonight was Cauliflower Creole. I did it in stages, so it probably took longer than it would have if I'd made it as written. This was fantastic. I don't think it really mimicked shrimp creole all that well (at least texture-wise - I've never had shrimp creole to compare the taste), but whatever, it was tasty as hell. I served it with the remaining tofu and some brown rice. I would definitely make this again.
My shrooms went off, so I didn't get to make the cream of mushroom soup. I'll buy more shrooms and make that this week since I cubed the tofu chicken to use in a recipe that also requires the cream of mushroom soup.