Tofu Garlic Vegan Mayo

I don't currently have the luxury of a lot of ingredients lying around. The coronavirus has turned everything on its head. Still, I'm trying to find comfort in familiar hobbies like cooking and origami.

What I did have was half a package of silken firm tofu that needed to be used and a whole head of garlic that wasn't getting any younger. That is the inspiration for this recipe. That, and my love of all things creamy and garlicky.

1/2 package silken firm tofu, drained
8 cloves garlic, stems removed
1 habanero, deseeded
1 serrano
3 tbls olive oil
3 tbls white vinegar
1 tbl salt
1/2 can chick peas, drained and rinsed

Puree all ingredients in your food processor until a creamy mixture is the result.

It's great right away, but you can chill it in the fridge for a few hours to thicken and let the flavors coalesce.

This is extremely garlic forward and also hot from the chiles. Because the mayo is tofu based and tofu has no flavor of its own, the full on flavor …

Vegan Brownie Balls

I wanted to make some brownies for a special ocassion, but I wouldn't use eggs in my brownies because eggs are evil. I found some Pilsbury brownie mix for a mere $0.99 and was eager to experiment.

While there are commercial egg replacers available I was curious to try alternative methods like applesauce and bananas.

I tried applesauce because that is what I had on hand.

1 family size box Pilsbury brownie mix
2 snack packs Mott's Natural applesauce (No added sugar)
1/4 cup melted vegan margarine
Water as indicated on package
Shallow dish of cocoa powder

Blend all ingredient except cocoa powder thoroughly. For brownies you want to create gluten. Gluten will make your brownies chewy and delicious. So stir vigorously and a lot.

Pour batter into a greased baking pan and cook as directed.

Remove brownies from oven when they no longer jiggle. The edges should be firm and cakey while a ,oist and gooey center is still be present.

Let cool for at least 20 minutes.

Use a spoon or scoop or your hands to scoop a dallop of brownie from the pan and form into small balls by rolling in your hands. Finish each ball by rolling in cocoa powder.

Serve immediately or chill in the fridge for later.

Chocalately and totally vegan goodness.