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Chinese Crispy Fried Tofu

Chinese Crispy Fried Tofu
It feels like yesterday, but the memory is fresh. Eons ago, I happened to spot some "white slabs" sitting next to my all time favorite Paneer, in the aisle of the grocery store I frequented. See, I was this good girl who went shopping for my mom during the weekends, all on my own, so that my mom can relax her feet. At times I used to buy other stuff that caught my fancy apart from the list my mom provided. So on this particular day, this packet with something called as "tofu", went into my basket. I, in fact, thought it was probably another "brand" of Paneer and even wondered at the peculiar name ( ..those naive days!!!) Once home, my mom had a different story to tell. In fact I think I love it even more (if that's even possible!) References recipe minimally adapted from the best international recipe Basic Information Prep Time: Under 15 min Cook Time: Under 15 min Serves: 4 people Ingredients Tips 1. Method Slice the tofu into cubes/1-inch thick slabs. Make sure to blend it well. Coat it well.

Vegan Warm Chickpea and Salad Receive our weekly newsletter to get a sneak peek at upcoming articles, special giveaways, and behind-the-scenes information. We do not sell, spam, or share your email address. Click here to sign up. Warm Chickpea and Artichoke Salad Ingredients: 5 Tbsp (75 ml) extra virgin olive oil, divided juice of 1 lemon2 tsp (10 ml) dried basil, or use 1-2 Tbsp (15-30 ml) fresh, finely chopped1 tsp (5 ml) dried oregano1/4 cup (60 ml) fresh parsley, chopped2 cloves garlic, minced1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) fine sea salt, or more, to taste1-1/2 cups (360 ml) cooked chickpeas, well drained (canned are fine; rinse well before using)6-8 artichoke hearts (about one large can), drained and sliced lengthwise1/3 cup (55 g) natural almonds with skin, coarsely choppedDirections: In the bottom of a large bowl, whisk together 3 Tbsp (45 ml) of the olive oil, lemon juice, basil, oregano, parsley, garlic and sea salt. In a large frypan, heat another 1 Tbsp (15 ml) oil.

Jalapeno Hummus Ravioli I have been experimenting with hummus a lot lately while serving as the Sabra Brand Ambassador on MixingBowl.com and decided to try a Hummus Ravioli recipe they shared on their Facebook Page. I spent a bit of time debating about which hummus flavor to use: lemon, roasted red pepper etc. and decided to go spicy with the jalapeno flavor. I was not sure how this would taste but imagined it could be fun and boy was I right. I honestly thought it tasted like a jalapeno popper. This is a really quick recipe and would really impress guests. Which flavor of Sabra Hummus do you think would taste great in the ravioli? Ingredients (4 servings/3pcs. per person): 12 wonton wrappers 4 Tablespoons jalapeno Hummus 2 Tablespoons olive oil Directions: 1. Tagged as: appetizer, Hummus, quick recipe, Ravioli, Sabra, sabra hummus

Meatless Monday: Vegetarian Chili | Ezra Pound Cake If you’ve ever tried to make a vegetarian chili, you know how wrong this stuff can go. Some versions call for up to six cans of beans – a recipe for solitary confinement if there ever was one. Others taste like someone dumped a shaker of cumin into a pot of vegetable soup. They just don’t taste like chili. Chili needs to be spicy, meaty (even when there’s not any meat) and thick enough to hold a tortilla chip in place like the Sword in the Stone. Chili’s supposed to be fun. I’d pretty much given up on ever finding a meatless version that deserved to be called chili – until I stumbled across this recipe from Emeril Lagasse. Finally, a meatless chili that’s delicious and fun. Now, pass the Fritos.

The Meatless Challenge: 7 Vegetarian Meals for $10 or Less photo: sarniebill1 With so many laudable but expensive food movements like buying organic and fair trade, you’ve got to love one that cuts your grocery bill. Meatless Monday has become a trendy thing to do for both home cooks and restaurants, largely for its sustainability. But following the trend is also a great way to save on grocery costs. As with our first “meals under $10″ challenge, we asked food and finance bloggers, as well as chefs and home cooks, to send in their best suggestions for a meal fit for a family of four. Now Frugal Foodie has a challenge for you: what’s your best super-cheap yet gourmet vegetarian meal? (All cost estimates are based on non-sale New York City supermarket prices. Spiced Veggie Burgers Cost: $2.35, or $0.59 per serving “This recipe is a favorite of my kids and is so simple to make that they love to join in,” says globe-trotting writer G.L. Eggplant Stew Cost: $3.92, or $0.98 per serving Stuffed Acorn Squash Cost: $6.15, or $1.54 per serving

Homemade Snickers Bars Insanity. That’s what this is. Pure In.San.It.TEEEEE. You know those days when you’re in desperate need of sugar and you’ve already downed more gummy vitamins than recommended while seriously considering how many more you can ingest without causing severe harm to your internal organs? Well… in that case you should make some homemade snickers bars. And I KNOW you know what I’m talking about. I spent the majority of my pre-pubescent and adolescent years scheming just how I would be able to steal my brothers’ Halloween candy. Then I went through a SERIOUS phase of those Snickers ice cream bars. And that you can eat a million of them. These days, it’s rare that I crave actual candy, often preferring some chewy cookies or super rich cheesecake or a bar of amazing chocolate that costs thrice as much as the recent organic meyer lemons I purchased. They are the peanut butter to my jelly. The salt to my pepper. The broccoli to my… wait, no. But now Nikki is like my bestest friend ever. nougat layer

Spinach Tofu Patties I love vegetarian burgers because they're usually packed with lots of vegetables and other yummy ingredients, and there are so many ways to enjoy them - you can put them in between a bun and dress them up with your favourite toppings, but they are often just as good or even better on their own, without the bun! These patties definitely fit into the latter category. They are so flavourful that I preferred to just eat them with a fork rather than hiding them in a bun underneath other toppings. The patties themselves are actually made with tofu, but you would probably never guess just by looking at them (and you could probably serve these to a tofu-hater without them knowing either!) They are also filled with spinach and asian flavours like sesame oil and soy sauce. I decided to add some peanut butter to mine too, to go with a sort of asian peanut sauce theme. Spinach Tofu Patties Adapted from Joanne of Eats Well With Others, as seen on Marcus Samuelsson's Blog Makes enough for 4 patties.

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes Updated 9/22/11 to Add: If you’re coming here to sample these delicious Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, you just might like the latest recipe that I’ve posted for Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Pancakes too. And Gingerbread- Cinnamon Roll Pancakes too. Enjoy! Here’s a short video sharing how to make these delicious pancakes: If you’ve ever thought you needed a reason to eat pancakes, today is the day: National Pancake Day! How do you like your pancakes? But recently I started dreaming about mixing cinnamon rolls and pancakes together… and this is what I came up with- my new favorite pancake: Cinnamon Roll Pancakes. I have a wonderfully fluffy pancake batter that I like to use (recipe below) so I swirled a bit of cinnamon roll filling into the pancake. And they cooked up just like a pancake- fluffy, but with craters of crusty, sugary cinnamon swirled within. You might find three of these stacked in a fancy breakfast restaurant, but I’m gonna tell you that one pancake is all you need. Oh yeah. Ingredients:

3 Ultra-Satisfying Vegetarian Fall Soup Recipes · Eco-Chick - StumbleUpon Image via: Sneakerdog Every year, when it starts getting cold, I crave soups and stews packed with greens and garlic. To me, it’s the ultimate comfort food: hot, healthy, and vegetarian. I love to experiment with seasonal ingredients like apples and butternut squash, and add in favorites like spinach and hot spices. Here are three filling, unbelievably delicious meat-free soup recipes that will be in rotation in my soup pot this season. Garlic, Chickpea and Spinach Soup By Sneakerdog 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 garlic cloves, crushed 1 onion, chopped 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons ground coriander 5 cups vegetable stock 12 ounces potatoes, diced More after the jump! 15 ounces can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 tablespoon cornstarch 2/3 cup Silk(tm) cream (or other non-dairy cream) 2 tablespoons light tahini 7 ounces spinach, shredded cayenne pepper salt and pepper, to taste Heat the oil in a saucepan and cook the garlic and onions until soft and golden. Makes 4 cups Serves 6 to 8

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