I cannot help but migrate to the lilac hedge. It is loaded with hundreds of magnificent sweet smelling flower bunches!!!! The smell is divine! In the early summer we sit on the patio and enjoy the privacy the hedge provides, the cats slumber in the coolness of the leaves, and I have lilacs all over the house!
Tonight I was feeling peckish, I wanted something yummy, but I didn't know what to make. My menu plans are out the window so to speak and we are floating in the unknown. I must make the lists tonight, especially with summer coming!!! Perhaps tomorrow I will post them.
So....on to dinner. I have black beans that I cooked yesterday in the fridge, and I have tvp, and seitan, tons of veggies......but what to eat?
Kaiti suggested rice.....Kaiti always suggests rice. This is what happens when you eat Chinese food for 8 straight months while pregnant....Chinese it is!
I make alot of Chinese food. I bet we eat it twice a week. It is fast and easy, there are never any leftovers and everyone loves it!
Kaiti said we should just eat rice, I said lets make some broccoli to go with it!
Then I got into the refrigerator, and found 1/2 pkg. of firm tofu. I opened the freezer to pull out the broccoli crowns and found some raw cashews....Broccoli,cashew, tofu with basmati? "YES, YES....Kait yelled! But no cashew in mine!"
The recipe is simple just throw everything in a pan and cook.....don't believe me huh? ok ok
This is not a recipe per say, it is what I did, nothing is approximate and I am guessing. This is the way I make Chinese food, just go for it!
Cooked Basmati rice
1/2pkg. extra firm tofu, cut into a dice
Cornstarch to coat tofu
3 cups broccoli crowns
1 big handful of raw cashews
1/4 c. total, olive oil
1 tbls. Sriracha
1/2 c. Soy sauce
Coat tofu in cornstarch and fry in hot oil until light brown. Add cashews and broccoli. Add soy sauce and sriracha and stir fry together, serve over rice
That is it! Chinese food is pretty forgiving and you really cannot mess it up.
I am getting ready to hit the track and come home and pass out for the night.
Castle is on this evening and I will see if I can get the digital box to get channel 10 in....irritating digital television!
I hope everyone had a wonderful day, and I will see you tomorrow!!!!