Hot and Sour Tofu


All of us are dealing with fears of the unknown, anxiety about the present, and worrying about what’s yet to come. Each of us are dealing with these emotions in individual ways, as best we can. In all honesty, my life hasn’t changed too dramatically during this lock down. After rescinding my foster care license,…

Szechuan Swiss Chard Stir Fry with Crispy Tofu


I absolutely love spicy food and this dish can really pack a fiery mouthful of umami deliciousness. Capsaicin has a myriad of health benefits so add as much, or as little, as you desire. Ingredients 1 pkg nonGMO, organic extra firm tofu, drained and cubed 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/4 cup Masa flour 2-3 tbsp Sesame…

Peanut Veggie Stir Fry


Thirteen days ago around 1:15 in the afternoon, I received a call from the Department of Social Services. Not even aware yet that we were officially licensed as a Resource Family, the voice on the other side of the phone told me that there was an immediate need to provide care for an emergent placement….

Paneer Broccoli Stir Fry


Paneer is a fun cheese to cook with and it lands somewhere on the texture wheel between tofu and chicken breast, which makes it pretty versatile. Trying to cut back on soy, I’ve started using Paneer on occasion in my vegetarian stir fries. Aside from that, it’s just tasty. The most difficult part about this…

Vermicelli Stir Fry with Tofu, Lemongrass, and Holy Basil


It’s been more than a year since I visited Newark Farmer’s Market, and we kind of went Christmas morning crazy this past Saturday while shopping there. The cart was loaded down with a variety of rice, bulk spices, dried chilies, oils, vinegars, wild caught shrimp, herbs, and vegetables. We cased the entire store in childlike…

Szechuan Stir Fry with Tofu


It was 90 something degrees yesterday but what did we both want for dinner? Hot and spicy stir fry of course, AND I decided to oven fry the tofu on top of that! Hope the extra 200 or so calories I saved by skipping the pan frying was worth how heated my kitchen got with…

Sesame Seared Tuna, 3 Veggie Stir Fry


If you’ve never seared off a fresh tuna steak, it may seem a bit intimidating. However, it really is a super simple and quick option for busy weeknight dinners.  One steak is more than enough tuna for two people and we always split one between us, which really makes this a budget friendly menu as…

Spicy Broccoli and Sugar Snap Stir Fry


 So what is it we all crave on a rainy, windy day? Cozy, comfort food no less! I happen to have several foods that fall under the category of cozy and comforting. How do I keep it healthy? Well I have been making the same stir-fry dinner for years now, which is the comforting part, and for cozy…