So, this is the dish that I served with the lovely Balsamic Asparagus. It’s easy. I’m not going to lie – I cheated on this dish a lot. The store had a sale on pre-sliced mushrooms & the sauce was on sale. It didn’t have High Fructose Corn Syrup, MSG, or any other nasty ingredients, plus it tasted pretty darn good. So let’s cut to the chase.
You will need:
- One block of (extra firm!!) tofu, sliced
- One onion, sliced
- Approx. 8 ounces of mushrooms sliced
- About 1/2 cup of Susie’s Teri-Miso Gourmet Sauce or your favorite Teri-miso sauce
Basically what I did was line the bottom of an over sized bread pan with several slices of tofu. Layer with some mushrooms and onions; pour some sauce over tofu & co. Keep layering the tofu, mushrooms, onions, and sauce until everything is in the pan. Stick in a 350 degree pre-heated oven for about 25 minutes or until everything is heated through. I highly suggest serving this with the Balsamic Asparagus and Garlic mashes potatoes.
I love asparagus; especially baby asparagus. This is a brain-dead easy recipe and it tastes sooooo good! You need:
- 1 lemon
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
You can either broil the asparagus or stick it on the grill! Stick the asparagus in a shallow bake dish pour Extra Virgin Olive Oil, balsamic vinegar, and some freshly squeezed lemon juice over the asparagus. Add some salt and pepper. Mix everything together. Stick it in the oven at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. Next, flip on the broiler and broil for 5-10 minutes turning over so as not to burn!
I served this with Garlic Parsley Mashed Potatoes and Teri-Miso Tofu with Braised Onions and Mushrooms. Everything was superb. The recipes will be posed this week! The picture doesn’t look too fantastic but everything was amazing.
I love pizza. Not all pizza but my mom’s homemade pizza is one of the best things ever. My mom and I actually came up with this concept YEARS ago because our oven wasn’t working and we wanted pizza. Originally we made the French bread pizza on the grill. We dressed up both sides like they were pizza crust, stuck them together like a sandwich, wrapped them in foil, & stuck them on the grill. It worked beautifully actually. When the oven came back, we were able to leave the faces open, so instead of a pizza sandwich, we had French Bread Pizza!
It’s really simple get your favorite pizza toppings together, tomato sauce, cheese, and a loaf or two of French bread. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut the loaf of French bread in half lengthwise. Place on a cookie sheet. Coat both sides of the bread with tomato sauce, toppings and cheese. I personally love to add fresh herbs on top of the cheese. They’re so full of flavor! Once you’re done dressing up the French bread, place the tray in the oven and cook the pizza for 15-20 minutes or until heated through and crunchy. That’s it! Slice and serve. You can also make little pizzas on mini bagels to serve as fun appetizers. Let your imagination run wild.
Applesauce is one of my favorite breakfasts with a side of toast and a cup of tea. Yes, that is one of my heavens. Anyways about 2 weeks back I started making apple sauce from scratch this is my current recipe. It will probably evolve. 🙂
- 6-8 lbs of apples
- 3 pieces of lemon peel
- 2 cups of water
- Ground cinnamon
Wash, peel, core, and slice all the apples. Place them in a fairly large pot and add the two cups of water, lemon peel, & cinnamon. Turn the stove on med-high heat and wait for the water to gently boil. Mix the apples as they cook so they won’t stick or burn. Once the everything is boiling, turn the heat down to medium and let the apples simmer for approximately 30 minutes.
Once the apples look pretty tender, you can either a) mash them with a potato masher to desired consistency, or b) get out your Bamix mixer and mash up the apples with the mashing blade. I love my Bamix. Moving on! I like my applesauce a little chunky. You can make your applesauce as smooth or chunky as you wish. Good luck & enjoy!
I was bored & starving! I really wanted an avocado sandwich but I didn’t have any bread. I ended up with cabbage, tomatoes, avocados, carrots, onions & spices on the counter. I then continued to make avocado dip. After, I was finished making it I realized I didn’t have any tortilla chips in the house. So I made mini beds of cabbage with 1/2 slices of tomato, avocado dip and I garnished with some fresh grated carrot!
1 avocado, mashed
Cumin, to taste
Salt, to taste
Black Pepper, to taste
Chipotle, to taste
Spike seasoning, to taste
3 tbsps fresh onion, finely chopped
Mix all ingredients together. Make the cabbage into little beds and place a slice on tomato on the cabbage. Add a little avocado dip & garnish with grated carrot. Serve chilled & enjoy!
Oh! Nuts sent me the best dried fruit and nuts I have ever tasted! I buy bulk all the time and they are my favorite by far! Recipes to follow soon! Look forward to Almond Blueberry Scones. As for the pecans…I’m going to let my imagination run wild!
I love saimin, I believe people on the mainland call it ramen. Correct me if I’m wrong. Moving on, I really love to cook simple things that are loaded with flavor and they have to be pretty healthy. Now saimin flavor packets are loaded with MSG (monosodium glutamate). I’m just gonna say it’s not the best you can do for your body in the long run. This my version of healthy, flavorful saimin.
For one person you need:
- 1 Saimin package (throw out the flavor packet they give you)
- 1 Rapunzel Vegan Vegetable Bouillon with Sea Salt and Herbs
- 2 cups of water
- Green onions
- Largely chopped green cabbage
Photobooth makes everything backwards! (I was too lazy to upload pictures from my Nikon.) Anyways, pictured are the saimin noodles and bouillon I use. It’s basically mind-numbingly easy from here on out.
Boil the two cups of water on the stove with the bouillon cube. Once the water is boiling, turn the heat down to medium, place the noodles in the water and cook for 3 minutes. When the timer beeps, turn off the burner, pour the saimin in a large bowl and top with cabbage, green onions, cilantro. The vegetables are optional of course, but I think they make the dish. Sometimes I also add sesame seeds and shoyu (soy sauce). My version of shoyu is Braggs Liquid Aminos. I should make a video about all my favorite products. I think from now on I’ll have Lazy-day Wednesday’s where I show you how to take a simple “fast food” and kick the health and flavor up several notches.
When there’s a hodge-podge of vegetables left in the house and a can of coconut milk, I usually make curry. You really only need the coconut milk, bouillon, curry paste, lime, salt, & honey. You can play with the vegetable and herb combination. This is what my last pot of curry consisted of:
- 2 small eggplants, sliced into bite sized pieces
- 1 block of tofu, cubed
- 1 onion, cut into bite sized pieces
- 1 small carrot, sliced
- 1/4 cup green onions, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
- 2 tbsps fresh, grated ginger
- 1 14 oz can of coconut milk
- 1 cup of water
- 4 tablespoons of Chickenless bouillon
- 1/4 tsp-1 tsp green curry paste
- 1 tsp lime juice
- 1 tbsp honey or agave
- around 1 tsp salt (add to taste the salt and the honey need to balance out)
- olive oil
Start a wok with the olive oil, curry paste, ginger and lime. Once everything is heated, add the tofu. Let the tofu brown a little and then add the water, coconut milk, & bouillon. Add the remaining vegetables, basil and green onion. Cook until eggplant is tender add the honey and salt to taste. The honey and salt should be evenly balanced. Serve hot with thai sticky rice. Enjoy!