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….

Tofu Curry with Basmati Rice


Last time I visited Newark Farmer’s Market, an international grocery near me, I picked up a package of fresh curry leaves. Curry leaves are basically the Indian Bay leaf and should be cooked with accordingly. The smell of curry leaves crackling in a few teaspoons of Ghee along with a few mustard and cumin seeds…

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…

Lemon Pepper Tofu Nuggets, Everything Roast Veggies


A lot of folks are intimidated by tofu. Hell, a lot of folks are intimidated by anything that is vegetarian or vegan. As more and more people are battling diet related diseases, I’d like to believe the general health benefits alone are slowly encouraging people to try cooking meat free, at least, on occasion. Being from…

Peanut Tofu Curry


Who doesn’t love peanut sauce? It’s my kind of candy. Sweet and spicy with a nice umami punch. I had a hankering for a warm, creamy curry and with leftover peanut sauce in the fridge I thought why not? Coconut milk and peanut sauce go together right? Growing up in poverty I watched my Momma…

Summer Rolls with Pan Seared Szechuan Tofu


After spending Thanksgiving week up in the Smoky Mountains indulging in decadent smoked meats and moonshine, I easily decided on salad for our first dinner back home. I didn’t quite have enough on hand for a big chopped salad and since we were both exhausted from the 9 hour drive home the previous day, going…

Vegetarian Nachos Supreme


If you’re anything like me and grew up in an impoverished family, you have fond memories of eating out a fast food restaurants. I remember while my family was living near Henderson, TX (we moved around a lot) that every other Friday (pay day) my mother would take my sister and I through the McDonald’s…

TexMex Tofu Tacos


At my house, tacos are a thing of simplistic, yet creative beauty. We have them for dinner at least once a week and sometimes have a breakfast taco every single morning. To help keep things a bit more healthy, I will often cook tofu in place of meat. I keep tofu on hand in my…