Thursday, April 18, 2013

Post surgery energy--day 15 ---I think.

I just love my new energy. Hell, I am carrying about 20kgs less than two months ago. You want some evidence of my new state? OK then. I have just cooked some feijoas with rhubarb (no sugar now) and then a huge chicken, bacon bones and veggie soup with lots of split peas and lentils, and then my tofu dish. The first two dishes were done in the slow cooker and crock pot (There is a difference)
So you thought I would lose interest in cooking---shame on you. I have just turned it to my advantage and freezing small amounts and entertaining friends. If anything, with the new energy, I am having more visitors and I love to feed them healthy food. My plate may look sparse, but that's OK with me. Here's a recipe for my tofu and mushrooms.

Take one square of firm tofu and cut it into tiny cubes. Marinade it for a few hours in one finely chopped shallot (or onion) and  garlic and black bean sauce, chilli, ginger and some sweet soy sauce. Add about a tablespoon of any oil. Then cook some finely chopped mushrooms to a heated pan that has been lightly oiled. Add a little salt and pepper. Stir-fry the mushrooms and leave in the pan. Now in a heated pan cook the marinated tofu, in small batches. As they brown, add them to the mushrooms. When it's all done you can either have the mixture dry or make a gravy for a 'wetter' look.  Yum, even though I only eat a bit of it. You can serve it over rice and spinach. Leave out the rice for me, if you invite me over to sample your version. Rest time now, I think!