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TOFU WITH SOBA NOODLES. People often assume I don’t eat meat.

TOFU WITH SOBA NOODLES

Lots of Indian folks don’t, of course, and given that I am rather brown and wear a bindi on my forehead every day, it reflects more cultural sensitivity than insensitivity when people say “You’re a vegetarian, right?” Wrong. Anyone who’s ever read this blog or gone out to dinner with me knows that I love to eat pretty much everything, and that I live with an unabashed meat eater. There are, however, a lot of vegetarians in my life, including my mom and some of my closest friends. It’s always funny (albeit a little annoying) to go out to eat with these folks, only to have the server inevitably plunk the vegetarian dish down in front of me. Enter tofu.

The method here is what’s important—pressing the water out of the tofu before marinating it before cooking it over high heat. Soba noodles are an obsession of mine. Ingredients: To prepare the tofu, first drain it from its packaging. Pour the following marinade into a shallow baking pan. For the marinade: Gimme some oven - StumbleUpon. I probably should have poured a nice stiff drink recipe for you all on this loveliest of lovely tax days.

gimme some oven - StumbleUpon

Especially for my fellow small business owners who just gave half of their revenue back to the government. Yammies Noshery: Broccoli Cheese Soup: Panera Bread Copycat Recipe - StumbleUpon. On Wednesday my sister and I volunteered to make the soup supper to go with the Advent service at church. Lunch Recipes: Wrap Sandwich and Burrito Recipes - Martha Stewart. Cooking Momofuku at home - Momofuku for two - StumbleUpon. October 2, 2010 My mom is obsessed with keeping a stocked freezer, but I guess I don’t really take after her, because my freezer tends to be relatively empty, aside from random containers of stock/ramen broth, frozen dumplings and pierogi.

Cooking Momofuku at home - Momofuku for two - StumbleUpon

I admit, I store buy frozen chinese dumplings and pierogi for those times that I just don’t feel like cooking. I tell myself it’s because of ease and convenience, but really, I just love the taste of frozen pockets filled with deliciousness. Pierogi are fast, tasty, and ideal for when I let myself get too hungry and become a crazy unthinking monster. (This happens more often than you would believe).

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars. February 1, 2012 | Print | E-mail | Filed under chocolate, guest post, oat, sunbutter For the next few weeks, I’m taking a little vacation from blogging – don’t worry, I’ll be back!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

– but in the meantime, some of my favorite bloggers are stepping in to take the reins while I’m away. First up is Jen from My Kitchen Addiction, who I am very fortunate to call not only a blogger friend, but a wonderful real-life friend as well. Her kitchen creations always leave me drooling, especially her gorgeous decorated cookies. Thank you Jen for guest posting today! Chipotle Burrito Bowl. Thanks for all your well wishes today!

Chipotle Burrito Bowl

I laid on the couch, napped, worked and in general – was a complete LOAF. Roasted Carrot and Peanut Butter Soup. World Hearth Recipe Collection - StumbleUpon. Asian chicken noodle soup. Just the scent of this soup is healing.

asian chicken noodle soup

You start by sauteing garlic and ginger in sesame oil then add chicken, vegetables, both and noodles. As the aroma of sizzling ginger fills your kitchen, things start to look up. Tomato sauce with onion and butter. I could no longer resist this sauce, and frankly, I don’t know why I even tried to: food bloggers obsess over it, and they’re not a bad lot to base a recipe selection upon.

tomato sauce with onion and butter

Adam of Amateur Gourmet fell for it five years ago. Molly at Orangette raved about it over two years ago, with a bonus approval marking from Luisa at Wednesday Chef. Mini Peanut Butter and Nutella Cheesecakes. 28 Dec 2011 One of the perks of being a student (and right now as I’m in the middle of college applications and interviews there don’t seem to be many) is that you get a long Christmas break. This is what I’ve done since Christmas: Stayed in my PJs all day.

I got new pajama pants for Christmas (a tradition in my family). Paleo Mug Cakes. You’re going to want to bookmark this one; trust me.

Paleo Mug Cakes

I never understood the appeal of mug cakes before recently. It seemed to me that if you wanted something chocolate and delicious you should put in the time and effort to bake some almond flour brownies and the extra hour would be well worth it. 50 Healthy Recipes to Kick Off 2012. Happy New Year!

50 Healthy Recipes to Kick Off 2012

Many of us are thinking about our New Year’s resolutions and healthy eating is often at the top of the list. If you are setting a goal to eat healthy in 2012, here are 50 healthy recipes to help you get started. Beverages Easy Strawberry Mango Smoothie Berry Banana Smoothie Blueberry Mango Smoothie Breakfast Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Whole Wheat Kefir Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce Pumpkin Granola Roasted Plums with Greek Yogurt, Honey, and Almonds Broiled Grapefruit Steel Cut Oats Maple Almond Granola Roasted Strawberries with Greek Yogurt Honey Yogurt Waffles Appetizers/Snacks Peanut Butter Granola Balls Honey Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas. Soups & Stews.