June 24th, 2009

Nectarine-Tofu Sweet Bread

I just made up a sweet, yummy recipe for my breakfast. :]
So, I woke up and thought, hmm I have half a block of tofu left. I considered making the same green pepper tofu scramble as yesterday, but I wanted something sweet and fruity- something like pancakes? But, alas, I had no pancake recipe on hand, and I was hungry. This was the result:

Ingredients:
1 nectarine or peach, in small chunks
1/2 block tofu (2 1-inch squares) crumbled into small chunks
1/2 tbsp orange juice
about 1 tsp fresh chopped ginger, or ginger as a powder
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp sugar, confectioner's or granulated
maple syrup (I didn't measure. Also, I used sugar-free)
2-3 slices whole grain bread

Heat a skillet on medium. Combine nectarine/peach, tofu, and orange juice in skillet. Cook for 4-6 minutes, stirring often. Add ginger, cinnamon, and paprika, and cook for another 5 minutes. In the meantime, put slices of bread in a toaster. Put nectarine-tofu concoction over toast, and maple syrup and sugar if desired. Enjoy! :]
(The tofu isn't completely necessary, but I wanted to use it up.)

Baked Beans

 Hello!

I have no onions and no fresh garlic. Sigh. I want to make baked beans for supper tonight. I have a can of diced tomatoes and onion and garlic powder and I was wondering if I could boil the beans for a couple of hours instead of soak them over night? 

Does anyone have any good recipes that don't require a lot of fresh produce? I also have liquid smoke, yum! 

Thanks!