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 …

Kale and Red Cabbage Slaw with Potato Dressing

This is a new take on traditional cole slaw. It uses mashed potatoes in place of mayo and kale and red cabbage as the base. It's very different from your usual slaw, but it's tasty, crunchy and delicious.

Best of all, it's quite easy to prepare.
Ingredients
3 cups chopped fresh kale
2 cups chopped fresh red cabbage
1 packet idahoan garlic mashed potatoes
1/2 cup sliced scallions
1 jalapeno including ribs
1 can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
2 tsps crushed red pepper flakes

In a storage bowl or container toss together kale, cabbage and beans. Set aside.

To prepare mashed potatoes use 3 cups of water instead of the 2 called for on the pouch. Add water to medium sized pot, add scallions and jalapeno ribs. Bring to a boil and then remove from heat. Carefully stir in the potato powder from the packet until fully incorporated and you have a soupy potato mix. Stir in red pepper flakes and jalapeno flesh. Let the mixture cool for 15 minutes. Remove jalapeno ribs.

Potatoes will still be warm, but not hot. Add potato mix to previously prepared bowl of kale, cabbage and beans. Gently stir to coat everything in the potato mix. Chill more if desired or serve slightly warm.