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Saturday, March 3, 2007

Melody's Far East Spicy Tofu and Green Beans

Hi everyone! I have to talk about Melody's fantastic recipe for her Far East Spicy Tofu and Green Beans! Melody asked if anyone wanted to help her by testing a new recipe. I jumped at the chance. It is so much fun to do this. I love the idea of not having to think about what to cook. It is like opening your cookbook and whatever page you stop on you cook. I love to do that. Anyway back to her dish. The family loved it. It is very easy to prepare and has ingredients that most of us keep on hand. There is Sriracha in it so it is spicy! I used the lesser amount suggested and it was perfect for our family. I had some bean sprouts that needed to be used so I added them to her recipe. The sauce is so good that next time I might double the recipe. DH even ate the tofu! He tries so hard and is doing very well I might add. Sorry I can't give her recipe out, but I can tell you how good it is and show you pictures. Here is the link to Melody's post, her pictures are wonderful as is her dish I am sure. http://melomeals.blogspot.com/2007_02_18_archive.html

First batch of tofu after frying.

Simmering away! Smells so good!

(Sorry this picture is so dull looking. This plate is actually bright yellow, the green beans vibrant green and the tofu is a pretty golden color . Sometimes my camera freaks out. Weird since the same camera took all the pictures)

Served over brown rice with pineapple on the side. The pineapple works perfect with spicy foods. We also had a green salad with a new dressing we found, Follow Your Heart Miso and Sesame Dressing. It worked perfect for this meal.


A big thank you to Melody for including me in this recipe testing.

Great fun, great food!

10 comments:

Melody said...

Glad you enjoyed it... I've learned a lot from the recipe testing so far and am so grateful that so many of you are doing it!

vko said...

I have to try too!

Also want to try the eggless- egg salad- I used to LOVE egg salad.

scottishvegan said...

It looks great! I've tested the recipe too and it is super yummy, isn't it? I like the idea of serving it with pineappple!

aTxVegn said...

I can't wait to try that recipe. Everyone who has made has loved it!

theONLYtania said...

Hmm I am really interested. I've never had my tofu brown like that, it looks excellent. How did you cook it? I must be doing something wrong.

However, the funniest part of this entry is the combination of you saying it "has ingredients most of us keep on hand" and "there is siracha in it." What.. is.. siracha? Haha. I don't happen to have that one on hand :-P

Veg-a-Nut said...

Theonlytania - When I fry tofu I mist my pan with olive oil. I also took a brush and lightly brushed the tofu with the sauce in this case. Since the tofu in this recipe is not marinated I wanted t get some flavor into it. Then fry in an iron skillet or non-stick pan. Sriracha is a very spicy Asian sauce. You can see it at Amazon.com. Sorry I spelled it wrong in my blog. I will go fix that.

Veg-a-Nut said...

Theonlytania - Oops, Sriracha is a very spicy Asian Chili sauce. I am sure you could substitute any other chile sauce.

Urban Vegan said...

Looks yummy! (I love your yellow square plate).

Midwest Vegan said...

Melody's food always looks so amazing in her posts. It's good to know that it tastes as good as it looks.

Okra Mary said...

Hey - great blog! I've yet to try Melody's recipe, because I haven't had any tofu on hand. Can't wait to try it!

I'll link to you as well...