Monday, July 30, 2007

a tofu dinner

It's important to be able to whip up a quick meal with on-hand ingredients. Tofu is great, easily stored, versatile, high in protein, and requires little (if any) cooking. YOU DON'T NEED TO BE VEGETARIAN TO ENJOY TOFU!

I went for an oriental flavor. Having a number of pre-made sauces is also an essential for rich flavors on a short notice.

- Fry 1/3 block extra-firm tofu in 2 T vegetable oil, some soy sauce, a little sesame oil (a kitchen essential), rice wine vinegar.
- Add 1 clove minced garlic, 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger about a minute before clearing out the pan.
- Add 1 medium chopped onion with a tablespoon of Sweet and Spicy Mandarin Orange cooking sauce (from Trader Joe).

Maybe add chopped green onion, mushrooms, bamboo shoots, tempeh, peas, baby corn, what-have-you.
Serve with chili pepper mix, brown rice, steamed broccoli, pan fried udon/ramen noodles.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks good, but you're food is running regularly white to brown, how about some color? Speaking of brown food, I tried B & J's Chocolate Therapy, simply delicious!