I have a couple of questions.
I went on a pilgrimage to an Asian store yesterday. I bought a package of fried tofu - little squares of tofu about 1 inch by 1/2 inch square. I've had them before as a protein snack dipped in chili oil, but it tore up my stomach. Does anyone have any suggestions for using this as a snack or lunch/sandwhich kind of thing?
I also saw, but did not buy, a bag of black bean powder. My mind ran wild thinking of the possibilities but I don't feel brave enough to experiment with it. Besides it's pretty expensive and I don't want to waste it. Has anyone ever made anything out of black bean powder?
Passover is a challenging time for an Ashkenazic vegetarian. Especially now that I'm also trying to lose weight. I've been trying to come up with a stuffed pepper recipe that wasn't going to be terrible calorie-wise, would be filling, and wouldn't contain any legumes, grains, pasta, mustard, or sunflower seeds. (Matzo and by-products are allowed).
Well, my first experiment appears to have been successful!
1 bell pepper
3 Tbsp dry Passover couscous
1/4 small onion, chopped
1/2 small carrot, diced
1/2 tsp olive oil
1/4 large portobello mushroom
2 Tbsp pine nuts, toasted
3 oz low-sodium bouillon (any type)
Salt, pepper, dried parsley and paprika to taste
1/4 cup Gefen Spicy Marinara Pasta sauce
Cut the top off the pepper and remove seeds and membrane. Take the pepper top, remove the stem and chop the flesh.
Heat oil in frying pan on medium. Add dry couscous and toast, stirring until lightly browned, about 2-3 minutes. Add vegetables including pepper top. Add the broth a little at a time, to prevent the couscous and vegetables from scorching.
When vegetables are soft but not mushy, add 1.5 tbsp pine nuts and seasoning to taste.
Spoon mixture into pepper cavity, top with marinara and remaining 1/2 tbsp pine nuts. Pour water into pan until pepper is half-immersed in water.
Bake at 350 45-50 minutes.
Recipe may easily be multiplied.
Hello. I have been in a real energy slump lately, and would really appreciate some suggestions on your most effective foods, recipes or suggestions that give lots of energy.
I have been trying to exercise more, but lately can barely even slog through the housework and laundry.