Tastebud Satisfaction: Amy’s Indian Mattar Tofu


Oh, Amy, you did it again.

Golden lentils. Curry. Basmati rice. Tofu. Tomatoes. Onions. Peas. The non-dairy, gluten-free answer to Muttar Paneer, what we have here is perfect for a work lunch: Amy’s Indian Mattar Tofu.

I’ve invested in several of Amy’s microwaveable meals lately, and while microwaving isn’t the most macrobiotic thing to do, I’m kind of stuck with it at work, unless–god forbid–I make more time to make more healthy, non-microwaveable lunches myself.

Right. In the meantime, check this out: Loaded with organic ingredients and coming in at a cool 280 calories, the 680mg of sodium is a little high but guarantees the flavorful, spicy taste I expect from a dish with “curry” in the ingredients. The rice, peas, onions and tofu top the ingredients list, with tomatoes and mung dal (lentils) next and garlic a little further down. Ginger, turmeric and a surprise appearance by jalapeno peppers bring up the rear.

I had this for lunch just today and was eagerly spooning up every last bit. I highly recommend!

Taste Bud Satisfaction: Health is Wealth Vegan Vegetable Spring Rolls

Next time you’re in a hurry and want to take something to work that’s convenient, fast-cooking, and vegan to boot, try these: Health is Wealth Vegetable Spring Rolls, loaded with the promise of toothsome innards.

Looking at the ingredients, I’m not so sure I like the enriched part of the spring roll wrapper since I’ve long had a bias that “enriched” means somebody took out something like 15 vitamins and put back 8. But I don’t really know what makes a spring roll wrapper a spring roll wrapper, and the fact that these have no partially-hydrogenated oils or high fructose corn syrup goes a long, long way with me. They certainly called to me out of the organic section of the freezer.

In any case, check out the goodies that fill these puppies up: Tofu, cabbage, carrots, rice noodles, black mushrooms and onions married with sea salt, red and black pepper, a touch of garlic and other spices.

I took these to work on Friday and heated them up in the microwave, and I have to say, while a toaster/convection oven would have been better for a slightly crispier shell, these were really quite tasty and filled me up. I recommend!