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Spiced Grilled Tofu

The best thing about Indian spices is that a little bit really packs in a big punch. I find tofu, much like paneer (Indian cottage cheese), makes a great base for really showcasing spices. That’s really what this dish was for me. A way to really highlight the spices that are used on a daily basis in Indian cooking. Or as my husband says – “It’s a delivery mechanism of spices”. 🙂

Today I’d like to talk about what these “daily” indian spices are… If you ever have the opportunity to cook in an Indian’s kitchen you may come across the following:

This is a spice box. It almost always looks just like this. Small removable metal containers within one large round metal container which has a lid. No, the small metal containers within don’t have lids of their own. Why would they? Remember, in Indian cooking, all these spices are used nearly on a daily basis. Which means, they finish quick and need to be replenished often.

So what are these spices you see in the magic box? Starting with the container with the spoon and moving clockwise it’s:

  • gaaram masala
  • cumin seeds
  • mustard seeds
  • coriander powder
  • cumin powder
  • cayenne pepper
  • and turmeric powder in the middle

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Sesame Tofu Asparagus Stir-Fry

This is so exciting! Only about an hour and half to go before we randomly choose a winner for our beautiful Sur La Table giveaway. Don’t miss out – read all the details here.

I live in a beautiful location. A place where people flock in the winter to ski, snowboard and build snowmen. Yup – my place is definitely a place to have a white christmas. So when summer comes around we try to get maximum sun time.

Last weekend we decided to head out to an air show. I felt a little odd given that the entire even was advertised as “fun for the kids”. Yeah – I don’t have kids.. nor were any kids visiting. But I tend not to let things like age stop me too often. 😛 So the decision was made that an air show would be a perfect way to spend some fun time in the sun while discovering some really cool metal birds.

Before we headed out I made this recipe because it’s relatively quick, filling and just tasty. I could have probably simplified the recipe further by leaving out the tofu – but when a girl craves tofu – a girl craves tofu. Plus Read More

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Coconut Curry with Whatever Veggie You Have

What a summer it’s shaping out to be. Ever since I’ve moved to the lake, I’ve had more family and friends visit me than when I lived in one of the largest cities in the United States! It’s crazy but amazing. Not only do I have more fur-less friends coming by – but I’ve quite a few furry ones too. Most recent visitors to my porch are these adorable little squirrels. I had quite a laugh when I saw one of them shoot his tail right up into the air like an exclamation point after peering into the little dish I left out for them. Guess I really nailed the squirrel meal!

This recipe (or some variation of it) is my go to when I want to serve a dinner that is special yet easy to make. What I love about it is how easy it is to vary depending on what I happen to have in my fridge. I’ve made this with sweet potato, carrots & broccoli, peas, mixed veggies. It always turns out great. I love eating it with brown rice to add a little nutty flavor to the whole dish.

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Tofu Scramble

I admit it – I’m a bit of a weirdo. I love getting compliments on my blog but I feel like doing cart wheels when someone I know actually uses my recipe and tells me about it. Especially when that someone is my little brother. Recently I’ve discovered that my blog has become some what of a cookbook for him. Every now and then he sends me a text message saying he tried something and loved it.. or had no idea what a certain ingredient was. So nowadays, when I post a new recipe, I think of him in his kitchen, hundreds of miles away, trying it. My personal quality assurance of sorts! So little bro – this recipe is especially for you.

This recipe adds a lot of flavor to the normal run-of-the-mill scrambled eggs. If you’re like many who don’t enjoy the tastes of eggs by themselves, the tofu and the spices in this recipe masks not only the typical taste but also the smell of eggs. Perfect if you’re just starting to hop onto the egg bandwagon. For those of you that are committed egg-aholics (like myself).. you’ll love this recipe for it’s fun flavor and the extra texture Read More