Studying was hard this afternoon. The hammock was too cold, but the sun was too hot and bright! I finally settled for the living room floor. I always like studying on my stomach for some reason! I got a few good hours in, but I still have more to learn about vegetable pigments and fiscal management of foodservice systems
Since I knew I’d be busy tonight, I assigned this Asian Tofu Soup for Matt to make. I just told him what ingredients to put in (tofu, mushroom broth, veggies) and said “Create a soup.” He did a great job!
Here’s his report:
Matt’s Asian Tofu Soup
- 1 bag pre-mixed stir-fry veggies (or frozen stir-fry)
- 1 bunch bok choy
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1t sesame oil
- 1oz rice wine vinegar
- 1 container mushroom broth
- 1 package firm tofu, drained + cut into large cubes
- ~1 quarter size circumference of dry angelhair or soba noodles, cooked in a side pot
- 1T tamari or soy sauce
- dashes of powdered ginger, black pepper, red pepper flakes to taste
Heat sesame oil in a large dutch oven. Chop bok choy into “celery slices.” Cook veggies in oil for a few minutes. Add garlic and cook for a few more minutes. Deglaze pan with vinegar, and then add mushroom broth. Bring to a simmer and add tofu. Add tamari and spices and simmer until veggies are done. Stir in noodles. Add sriracha to taste!
I garnished with some salty peanuts!
Loved the big chunks of tofu and the crunchy peanuts!
I also enjoyed a few bites of his focaccia toast.
Quaker is going al natural these days. They sent me this awesome organic cotton robe and a few boxes of their newest Simple Harvest bars! Thank you Quaker! I love bathrobes and the only one I have is yellow and lightweight. This guy will be nice for cold mornings 🙂 I also love everything about their Simple Harvest line. I’ve had the Vanilla, Almond, Honey + Maple Pecan oatmeals random times and while I found them a little too sweet alone, mixed with some plain oats, they were really good. And these bars…
…are very good too! I had this guy for dessert. There were notes of honey that popped out and of course the chocolate chunks were my favorite part. It was a tad small for 150 calories, but at least it was wholesome real food in there.
R.D. Estela, owner of Simply 4 You Nutrition, recently launched this great nutrition resource: Weekly Bite. The site is a wonderful resource for navigating products, rumors and nutrition info. She’s got a blog as well as tips like a Cereal Survival Guide.
I’m off to go memorize more foodservice + food science so I can be like Estela!