Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Stir Fry with baked tofu

Baked Tofu

-Firm Tofu sliced up 1 inch length, 1 cm thickness
-Marinade of choice (I used Sesame ginger) ~ my own marinade coming soon
-sesame seeds
-3 tablespoons of sesame oil

Cut up firm tofu. Put about a cup of flour in a tuberware container. Spread pieces of tofu throughout the flour in a tuberware container. Close the container and lightly shake so flour spreads over each piece of tofu. Spread marinade completely over each piece of tofu and place on baking sheet. Add sesame seeds. Cook until browned and marinade juice has obsorbed. Carefully flip. Add more marinade if needed and sprinkle with more sesame seeds. Cook until browned and marinade is dried up.

Stir Fry
1 brocoli head (chopped into large bite size pieces)
3-4 cups of cooked rice
1 large onion (chopped in think chunks)
6 garlic cloves (chopped fine)
2 tablespoons of sesame oil
soy sauce

Let oil heat up in pan. Once hot, add onions checks, stirring frequently. After onions have softened (not browned) add garlic. Add brocoli and stir frequently. When all the vegtables have a nice color, add the rice. Stir in Soy Sauce to taste & sesame ginger marinade.

~combine baked tofu to stir fry and enjoy a nice dinner :)

Monday, May 19, 2008

Homemade mac & cheese

My first recipe from scratch~~

Spinach Feta Cheddar Mac & Cheese

¾ cup milk (1%, use 2% or whole milk for richer taste)
6 tablespoon butter
½ cup Parmesan (grated)
8 oz sharp yellow cheddar (shredded)
4 oz white sharp cheddar(shredded)
4 oz feta (crumbled)
18 oz of frozen chopped spinach ( as little or as much as you would like0
1 LB pasta (spirals or elbows are a nice touch)
salt & pepper to taste

Cook 1 Lb. of pasta noodles~drain. In the hot pan that was used to cook the pasta, melt 4 tablespoons of butter. Add 1/4 cup of milk to melted butter. Stir in pasta noodles until the butter has coated all the noodles.

Turn the stove top on a low flame. Add frozen spinach slowly to the pot stirring through the pasta. Add all the cheeses a bit at a time, stirring through the pasta. Add 2 more tablespoons of butter constantly stirring the mixture. Add the Parmesan stirring throughout the pasta. Add salt & Pepper to taste.

~Go ahead and taste the lovely delight :)