Vegan Lunchbox Recipe Review: Vegan Fishie Sticks

tofusticks3.jpgjustfishsticks.jpgSome time ago I bought the Vegan Lunchbox cookbook by the author of the Vegan Lunch Box Blog. Apparently there is exciting news- her book has been picked up by a major publisher and will be redesigned and released in March 2008, so it should be available all over the country in bookstores soon. I’ve enjoyed her book as is, with its creative, healthy recipes and fun menu ideas, but I’m sure the new version will be great as well, and hopefully reach a wider audience. The other day I was trying to find something new to do with tofu, and I found myself flipping through Jennifer McCann’s book- until I was inspired by a recipe for Tofu Fish Sticks. Basically, you take tofu, slice it, cut it out in fish shapes with cookie cutters (or into boring ol’ sticks), dip in soymilk mixed with lemon and then coat it in a combination of cornmeal, nuts (i used almond and sesame), aonori (blue nori kelp sprinkles), and seasoning. You bake just like regular ol’ boring fish sticks in the oven, and enjoy! They got a thumbs up from DH, and I enjoyed them as well. They’re not quite as addicting as the nutritional yeast southern fried tofu or even baked nutritional yeast tofu, but they are tasty, fun, and something different that would probably appeal to kids. The first night we enjoyed them with roasted sweet potatoes and Slow Cooked Southern Greens in Cashew Macadamia Sauce. The next day for lunch, we had them with leftover GF corn pasta (DH is really into Mrs. Leepers corn pasta) mixed with fresh diced tomatoes, and roasted brussel sprouts, and roasted sweet potatoes. The right tartar sauce would be perfect with these darling fishie sticks- we had ours with a dill mustard sauce ’cause we didn’t have any tarter. So, whether you hunt down Jennifer’s book or just start improvising your own fishie stick recipe following her method- hopefully now you will be inspired to take fish sticks to the next gluten-free, vegan level- ’cause they’re yummy that way! I would give them a 7 or 8 out of 10, and would definitely make them again.

fishies.jpgInterested in other reviews of recipes from this cookbook? Here’s
My Review of her Apple Spring Rolls

Or, how about
A list of all my tofu recipes, including one to make your own tofu from scratch

Also, if you’re interested in packed lunches, but don’t need strictly vegan recipes try this fantastic site I came across
Lunch In a Box
It’s one of my favorite new sites for bento ideas. :)

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5 Responses to “Vegan Lunchbox Recipe Review: Vegan Fishie Sticks”

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  3. That looks soooo good. I love me some tofu. I’m going to dig into your tofu recipes soon! I’m salivating just thinking about it. How do people live without tofu?

  4. I too love Mrs Leepers corn pasta, I love corny things altogether! I like the idea of using the aonori with the tofu and I love anything with tofu.

  5. yum, those look soooo cute!

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