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turmeric tofu

8 May

photo-32Tofu can be a drag to some, and a blank canvas of creativity to others.

Similar to chicken, tofu is known for its ability to transform in flavor with the type of seasoning or marinade you provide.

Seasoning is key to making tofu shine!

Take a look at your spices. That entire bounty can provide countless flavor, let alone health properties, to your little squares of soy.

You need not feel stuck with your package of lonely tofu waiting for some attention in your fridge. Just take out some turmeric, tamari and a bit of canola oil, and you’ll have yourself a winning piece of protein!

Here’s how:

Serves 5 – Prep time 5 minutes – Total time 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 package extra firm tofu – look for non-GMO
  • 2 tbsp turmeric
  • 3 tbsp tamari or Braggs
  • 1 tbsp canola oil

Directions:

1. Prep tofu: Drain tofu package of liquid. Place a paper towel ontop of a plate, then add tofu on top. Place another plate on top of the tofu facing down, then add a cookbook or two to let the liquid squeeze out (this is the trick to really nice tofu!). Let it sit for 5 minutes, then drain off the liquid. Cut tofu block into 1 inch thick pieces, then cut them in half.

2. Cook: In a medium pan, heat oil over medium/high heat. Add tofu to the pan, sprinkle some turmeric on top. Add a dash of tamari on top, then let cook for 2-3 minutes. Turn it over, sprinkle some more turmeric, add some tamari and let cook for another 2-3 minutes. If oil gets low, add a bit more as you go.

Pair this bright orange colored tofu with with cooked brown rice, and some veggies of your choice. In our picture you’ll see some sautéed purple cabbage.

Have fun with tofu, it’s certainly a chameleon like, versatile protein!

dynamic eggs

14 Jan

photo-2Eggs are a versatile protein. Whether they are poached, scrambled, fried or served sunny-side up, over-easy, hard or soft-boiled or transformed into an omelette, eggs will never let you down.

They contain a plethora of vitamins and minerals such as vitamins A, B, D, E along with calcium, iron, phosphorous, zinc, selenium, folic acid, omega 3’s, and choline.

Not only are these gems packed with nutrition, and are a dynamic addition to your diet, they make a great base for adding in lots of worthy veggies that are currently sitting in your fridge, ripe for some attention.

Here’s a recipe that we welcome you to adjust based on the contents of your fridge:

Scrambled eggs with swiss chard and red onion – variations are endless!

Serves 1-2

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1-2 medium swiss chard leaves
  • 1/3 of a medium red onion
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • sprinkle of sea salt + crack of pepper

Directions:

Rinse swiss chard. Remove stems from swiss chard leaves. Chop up stems into 1 inch pieces, and separate from leaves. Roll up swiss chard and cut into thin slices. Dice red onion into uniform pieces. Crack eggs into bowl and whisk until mixed thoroughly.

Heat olive oil in a pan. Add onions, let sauté until soft. Then add swiss chard stems, mixing until they have become softer. Add leaves, and mix until they have wilted, but aren’t too soft. Pour eggs over, and scramble until eggs are still soft, but not dry.

Plate then add some salt + pepper, then dig in!

Depending on what you like, you can add hot sauce, cheese, avocado. Eat alongside toasted bread, or on it’s own. Delight in the flavors and textures, and get ready for a beautiful day ahead!

What does your ideal scramble look like?