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.

Ingredients
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 …

Frozen Garden Salad

There's something very important missing from the world. A good frozen vegetable salad blend. Salad is great. Especially in the warm weather. Who doesn't love a crispy, crunchy, fresh salad. I used to get great salad at the local Cheeburger. But that closed down. I also used to get a great salad at the A&P, but it's no so great anymore.

Assembling a fresh salad from scratch is an expensive prospect. Gotta buy romaine, bell peppers, red onions, carrots, cucumber. Or romaine, olives, croutons, tomato. Not to mention dressing. I just use plain vinegar and nutritional yeast. But most folks want more. By the time you purchase all the components, which has to be at least $15. Then you gotta take them home and wash them and chop them and mix it all together. And you wind up with weeks worth of salad if you're not a family of at least 4. Otherwise half of your money and time spent will just rot and go in the garbage.

Frozen vegetable are great because you can get the taste of fresh without the threat of rot. I used them to make pasta salad. But in pasta salad I usually like broccoli and cauliflower and green peas. In tossed romaine salad not so much.

What I really need is to be able to buy a bag of frozen tossed green salad veggies. The romaine lettuce would have to be bought fresh, but everything else should just be in one simple frozen veg bag. Onions, peppers, carrots, tomatoes, cucumber. That would be aweseome. Or onions, carrots, peppers and olives. I wouldn't mind radishes either. Red cabbage isn't bad. Variations along that vein. That's what's missing from the world.

So hey internet? Are you listening? Someone make that and I will buy it.