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 …

No Veggie Burger at Ruby Tuesday Anymore

Last time I was at Ruby Tuesday, which was only a few weeks ago, I was told the veggie burgers were off the menu. Gone. I was in shock. How do you go from two awesome meatless patties to none at all. That's simply not logical. Especially when all your competitors are offering meatless burgers.

It was a sad day for me personally. The Ruby Tuesday veggie burger was my favorite. I craved it. It had the perfect balance of flavor and texture. It was not to dry, not too wet. It had it all.

And then like a dream, it was gone.

That's what I get for trusting a chain restaurant. Betrayal.

Ruby Tuesday may or may not care, but I'll not likely return. There's no reason to do so. Their mediocre selection of regular food is no temptation. And their salad bar lost its shiny new appeal many months ago.

What's most inexplicable to me is that change took place right after a brand new Red Robin moved in practically next door. Their menu features a veggie burger that can be customized. I've had it once. I was not impressed, but at least they gave me the option.

I can't even begin to understand the thinking that removes the veggie burger from the menu in this day and age.

Count me as one more alienated patron.