Thursday, August 13, 2009

cooking with tofu

On a whim, I picked up some tofu at the grocery store the other day. We're not exactly vegetarians over here but we definitely enjoy lots of veg. cuisine. Plus, I don't love dealing with raw meat. So anyway, I found this recipe over at Yeah, That "Vegan" Shit (originally from 101cookbooks) and, because I also just happened to have Brussels sprouts in the fridge, decided to try it out. It was delicious! My first successful attempt at cooking with tofu... and Nick LOVED it, too. Besides the chopping it was really quick and easy so I may just have to make it again. So here it is: Caramelized Tofu and Brussels Sprouts (served with leftover cilantro lime basmati rice)

tofu and brussels sprouts
tofu and brussels sprouts

And here's Meiby helping in the kitchen again. She looks pissed but really she was just mid-blink:
Meiby in the kitchen

She's been doing much better the last few days. The vet says to give it a little time and if she continues to have problems we can switch her to a very bland or prescription food. For now we're back to a normal twice a day feeding schedule with half rice/cottage cheese and half high-quality kibble. We had been feeding her just rice/cheese 4 times a day and I think that was overkill. So, we'll see how this goes...


Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh i am so glad she is feeling so much better!

your tofu dish looks delish!

Mica said...

Yum, the tofu looks awesome. Caramelized sounds like the way to go!

I'm glad Meiby is feeling better! Her mid-blink face is adorable!

Brill said...

Snagging the recipe- we got 2 packs of tofu when we did our 'big shop' at the weekend, and Brussels Sprouts are one of Jerry's favourite veggies x

The mid-blink look is also known a as a "Garfield" in our house