…….Sometimes I put it in the food!!!
Tonight was one of those times(But I got to drink the other 4 oz of the mini Riesling bottle!)
I made Dreena’s Olive Oregano Wine-Baked Tofu and served it over steamed kale. It was good, but not as good as I was hoping. I think I cooked it a little too long because most of the liquid cooked out and left me with no sauce (and I was out of balsamic vinegar and so I didn’t get to use as much as the recipe called for and I also omited the two tablespoons of olive oil because I thought the other flavors were powerful enough). But the olives, sun-dried tomatoes, grapes, oregano and wine flavors were all great. It just needed more liquid (wine?!) and something starchy to go with it. Rice? Couscous? Quinoa? Kashi crackers?!?!!?
I steamed the kale longer than usual (put about 6 oz in a pot with 1/2 a cup of water and put on the lid) and it was PERFECTLY done after about 10-12 minutes. I think we usually don’t steam it enough and it’s still kind of chewy, which I like, but this was probably the “proper” texture.
I love tofu!!
This dinner was about 400 kcal, 5 grams fiber and 22 grams protein. (Add 4 oz of wine to that for 100ish kcal more.)
I didn’t need a snack today – I got home from lab (which went well!) around 5:00 and nibbled around the kitchen while cooking when I did start to get hungry around 5:45: a taste a kale leaf, a tofu cube, an olive. Since I’m going to eat it all anyways and the portions have been accounted for, I allow myself nibbles from the actual recipe without considering them as caloric additions to my day as long as they’re not really calorie-dense things or too many. It helps tide hunger while I cook.)
I am FINISHED with Stats for this week!!! WHO HOO!!! And most of my other coursework too. And it’s going to be 80* tomorrow and I don’t have Friday classes 🙂 Quadruple yay!