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 …

Mexi-Curry

This dish combines smoky Mexican chipotles and Indian spices. Both cuisines are hot and spicy. I think they meld rather brilliantly.

This recipe has a lot of ingredients, but they all go into one pot and just simmer for a while. It's actually pretty easy to make, yet delivers on heaps of flavor.

It's animal free. Plant-based. Vegan. .

Ingredients
1 13 oz can coconut milk
1/2 small can chipotles and sauce
1 can garbanzos, drained and rinsed
1 can red beans, drained and rinsed
6 cloves garlic, smashed and minced
1/4 red onion, diced
2 poblano peppers, diced
1 jalapeno, minced
1 serrano, minced
1 long hot pepper, sliced into rings
1 tbl spicy brown mustard
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 tbl sriracha
1 tbl white balsamic or white vinegar
3 tbls olive oil
1/3 cup water
1 tbl turmeric
1 tbl paprika
2 tsps celery seed
2 tsps aleppo pepper flakes or crushed pepper flakes
2 tsps caraway seed
3 tsps salt
2 tsps black pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cayenne powder
2 tea bags, black tea or earl grey

Add everything to a large pot, except the beans and tea.. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Add beans and tea. Continue to simmer. After 10 minutes remove tea bags and discard. Simmer for 10 more minutes.