Sunday, June 21, 2009

Dude. It's a hot pocket.

Jen, that pain in the ass vegan, posted a review of Amy's Tofu scramble in a pocket Sandwich:

"bottom line: stay away from this product. make your own tofu scramble, wrap it in some pizza dough or your own home made pie crust, and freeze for later baking. some convenience foods just aren't worth the time.

So I took matters into my own hands and made my own hot pocket. Scramble was tofu, basil, salt, lemon zest, kale, asparagus, and tempeh bacon with some of Tami's garlic scape pesto. I wrapped it all up in a little pizza dough , baked it last night, reheated and ate it this morning.
I gotta say, hot pockets never tasted so good. Do I think this would microwave well? Heck no, but if you want a little hot pocket action and can wait for a few minutes for the toaster oven to make it toasty, then you've got an awesome breakfast in a neat little pocket.


I helped out with my CSA share this morning, moving crates of veggies around, and chatting with the townsfolk. By the time I got home, I was starving (and dirty and soggy-when will the rain end!) and I'm glad the scramble in a hot pocket was all prepped and ready to pop into the oven. It hit the spot.

Here's my CSA bounty: Collard greens, radish, kohlrabi, broccoli, cilantro, strawberries, and tomatoes.
It's like Christmas with all the reds and greens. The tomatoes are hydroponic, but they're really quite good. This will be another adventure in eating a ridiculous amount of green leafy things. I don't usually dig radishes, but I'm going to give them a chance. The hot topic veggie this week was the kohlrabi. This Sputnik-spaceship-like vegetable is pretty versatile and can be eaten raw, or steamed, or roasted. You can eat the greens, too.



Soundtrack: The Housemartins, the People who Grinned Themselves to Death. Me and the farmer get on fine...

10 comments:

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

That hot pocket is absolutely brilliant. Looks awesome!

nora said...

Nice "CSA bounty!" :)

Tracy said...

Yum! Great idea :c)

Jen aka Jewbacca said...

wow. i'm so glad i could provide you with a muse! thanks for being my little tester!

Sophia.Pflieger said...

What beautiful CSA delivery! Your homemade hotpocket looks great, so much better then frozen!

For the Love of Guava said...

omg... I've been so tempted by those!!! yours looks sooooo GOOD!!! you should start making those suckers in bulk and selling them to lazy butts like me! teehee... Guava want hot pocket!!!

sweetkaroline said...

Oh wow that flavor combination would be beautiful especially in that pizza crust wrapping!

Thanks for the inspiration dude!

miss v said...

may i say that sounds like the best hot pocket mix i've ever heard of? sooo yum!

Jeni Treehugger said...

That Hot Pocket is calling my name!
And what an awesome CSA delivery!!
(what DOES CSA stand for?? I see it all the time but have never wondered before)

jrsimon56 said...

What a feast! Can't wait to see what you do with the kohlrabi (or however you spell it :))