Sunday, May 24, 2009

Mmmm....tofu?

With no real plans made for today, I'm surprised that I didn't take a nap. Waking up at 9am is sleeping in for me, since I usually wake up 5-6am on weekdays. Since I was oot & aboot yesterday, I needed to get some cleaning done around the house since the husband is coming back in less than 2 weeks! EEEK! After coming home from Mass I had some cold cereal.
With soy milk & a banana I really am enjoying soy milk, it's much creamier than fat free milk and the flavor is fine as long as it's mixed in a smoothie or the sweetness of a banana. My cat Bella even liked licking up the remnants of my breakfast! Since being off dairy for less than a week (disregarding the cheese from hier) I'm noticing less issues with sinuses & haven't had to use my neti pot in quite awhile! :)

I putzed around the house for a bit, cleaned up the kitchen & bathrooms (note to self: buy more cleaning products!) ate my lunch of a toasted AB&J (almond butter & jam) sandwich.
With my prebiotic shake which consisted of 1 c apple juice, 1/3 apple, 6 baby carrots & a stalk of celery
Then I watched the second half of The Guardian on tv, scrubbed the inside of the oven (who knows why???) and after watching a bunch of cooking shows on PBS, I got hungry & snacked on some dried apricots & pumpkin seeds.

Dinner was tofu stir fry--my first attempt at both eating & cooking with tofu--aside from miso soup that is. I got to use my 'new' wok that I got for a steal at TJ Maxx back in November--that I haven't used yet til today! It worked great and I know it will come in handy in the near future.
The verdict on the tofu: it's definitely true what they say that tofu has no flavor of it's own! I seasoned my stir fry with soy sauce and toasted sesame oil along with garlic. I liked it & was glad it didn't have a strange texture. Like cooked greens? You know that kind of texture? That's what I figured cooked tofu would be like, but I'm pleased it was more like a gently cooked carrot & didn't slide down my throat Popeye-style. Especially since I've got half the pack of tofu leftover to use!

Made some tomato sauce from fresh tomatoes, basil, olive oil

After baking them for 3 hours

And the finished tomato-sauce-product

It went straight into the freezer & will be great on a night when I'm short on time & hungry for pasta :) Now enjoying my mixed berry smoothie

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