I've recently made the transition to eating mostly vegan again. I started eating meat last year when I got an unknown illness and after trips to the doctor, the ER and a specialist, and not wanting to be on any more antibiotics, I changed up my diet - meat, vegetables and fruit. No gluten and no dairy and very little sugar/processed foods. It did make me feel better physically, but my mental and emotional guilt was a heavy one to bear.
If you know me at all, you know my connection to animals is incredibly strong, and in November I stopped eating meat again, and despite the occasional pizza, scrambled eggs or GF Mac & cheese, I've been off dairy and animal bi-product also. And still doing my best to stay away from gluten and sugar. I know it sounds like a lot but I promise you, my body and my heart feel 10000000x better. Now I'm not going to tell anyone else what to do with their life or body, just sharing my journey. And in this journey I have rediscovered a ton of vegan recipes I used to love.
This vegan Kat-fish and chips is one of our favorites. We stopped at Sluggos in Chattanooga on our way back to Florida a few months ago, and Doug got the catfish meal. (Sluggos is a vegan cafe) and since we don't live in Chattanooga anymore, we can't go eat that incredible meal whenever we want so I did my best to make something comparable.
What you'll need: extra firm tofu, dried seaweed, cornmeal, oil for frying, water and old bay seasoning and S&P.
Mix your cornmeal with warm water until it is the consistency of pancake batter and set aside. Heat up frying oil on stove top. Slice your tofu in quarter inch slices and season with old bay, wrap with seaweed and dip into the cornmeal batter. Sprinkle dry cornmeal and lay gently in the fry pan. Flip once bottom is golden brown. Repeat with remaining tofu slices.
Enjoy with malt vinegar, extra crispy French fries and some vegan tarter sauce (veganaise, chopped picked and lemon juice.)
Wish I had more time to update our blog, it's been such a crazy busy week! Look forward to more blog posts to come!