Oh my gosh, right now I’m watching the men’s final of the US Open, and I am SO excited! Rafael Nadal (2) is playing number 1 Novak Djokovic… I’m rooting for Rafa, as always! At first, I thought Rafa was going to be swept in three sets, but currently he’s doing pretty well. It’s in the third set right now, but now it’s 3-4 Rafa! Yay!
Anyway, while tennis plays in the background, let me show you some delicious food I made the other day from Happy Herbivore (my new favorite cookbook!)
First on the list was Tofu Scramble. Here’s how it started out…
Just tofu! In the recipe, it calls for 1 lb. of extra firm or firm tofu, but I decided to put in a little more tofu so I could have leftovers. Accordingly, I added more spices and whatnot…
After the spices! Mmm… look at all the turmeric and nutritional yeast! My friends unfortunately find it hilarious that I eat “nutritional yeast” (they think the name is gross) but I’m really liking “nooch”, as I call it. It has a good flavor and is a great cooking substitute for cheese… and did I mention, a TON healthier for you than actual cheese? Yum! Unfortunately, nutritional yeast is quite expensive, even from the bulk bins at Sunflower… although Cait (from Cait Hates Cake blog) recommended I buy my nooch from KAL’s on Amazon.com. I think I’ll try that next!
Cooking really goes better when you actually use all the spices, am I right? Yum!
The finished product! I chose to add: spinach, tomatoes, and mushrooms to my tofu scramble. I put in about a cup or so of each, a little more spinach. I wanted more mushrooms, but my roommate wanted to use the same veggies I did and she doesn’t like mushrooms, so I didn’t put in quite so many.
On my plate! The second dish we made were the Cajun Home Fries. We didn’t use russet potatoes, I think we used the Yukon golds or something. We used the softer yellow potatoes, because that’s what we had. We definitely used all the spices that Lindsay recommended, plus a little more (because we used more potatoes than what the recipe called for.) The home fries were SO good! Lindsay is not joking when she says you will eat all of these in a second. Home fries were one thing we did NOT have leftovers of!
My complete Sunday meal: Tofu Scramble, Cajun Home Fries, and orange juice. Yum!!
Still 3-4 Nadal. Come on Nadal!! You can do this!!
Oh, and in other important news: graduate school started today! I’m in my second to last quarter… then I’ll be DONE with school! (For now…) So excited to get back to school and start cracking out some papers. I’m feeling super motivated this quarter, which is really good, because I’ve got loads of stuff on my plate. Very exciting stuff coming up for me this year, I’m sure!