Chimi's no pet
Chimichurri, an emerald-green gem of a sauce, has a cutesy name suitable for a Tamagotchi, but there is nothing virtual about its deliciousness. This Argentine parsley-based topping is usually served with meat, but since you'd rather eat the plastic shell of your digital pet, it's an exciting way to dress up baked tofu, wheat meat, tempeh, roasted vegetables (especially potatoes!), quinoa or toasted bread. There are many variations of chimichurri recipes, but it's basically made just by putting parsley, cilantro, garlic, vinegar, oil, salt and red pepper in a food processor. Try the simple version on the website Veggie Belly (www.tinyurl.com/chimi-sauce)—it's guaranteed to taste better than a virtual pet.