Sunday, May 30, 2010

Tofu Tacos With Cilantro-Garlic Aioli

It's been a very interesting day. Went grocery shopping. Stocked up for the week at two different stores ... and returned to find that the refrigerator/freezer had gone out and all the food that had been in it was at room temperature. Ugh. The fridge was a very old one, so we figured it wasn't worth trying to get it repaired. We went to Home Depot and found a nice, new, energy efficient one a little bigger than the old one--and it was even on sale. It's got an ice maker (yeah, we're the only people in the world who still don't have an ice maker) and nice glass shelves which will make finding things a breeze. I also really like the adjustable plastic door bins. The only problem is, the new fridge won't be delivered until next Saturday, so until then, we're roughing it. Luckily, we have a chest freezer in the basement, so the frozen food is okay (except what was in the upstairs fridge-top freezer, which we had to throw out). And my son is home from college, so we've set up his little dorm-size fridge to hold some of our stuff. Between that and a cooler, we'll make do, I guess.

On with the plan--today's dinner was Mary McDougall's Tofu Tacos with Cilantro-Garlic Aioli from the McDougall Made Easy DVD. On the DVD, Mary explains that she flavored the tofu with a seasoning mix similar to what they use on fish tacos. The seasoned, browned tofu is placed on a soft flour or corn tortilla, topped with cabbage, and then with a cilantro-garlic aioli sauce and hot sauce (we used Sriracha) if desired.

Here's a link to the marvelous recipe. If you want to see Mary making the tacos (and Dr. John eating them), here's where you can order the DVD.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Pink Breakfast Smoothie

Place in blender:

2 large bananas
1 large apple
2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
1 cup fresh strawberries
1/2 cup frozen mixed fruit
2 T. ground flaxseed
2 cups water
3/4 cup ice

Blend well, adding more water or ice if needed to achieve desired consistency. Makes 3 servings.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Purple Breakfast Smoothie

Place in blender:

1 large apple, chopped
2 large bananas
1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
2 cups frozen blueberries
2 cups soy milk
2 T. ground flaxseed

Blend well, adding more water or soy milk if needed to achieve desired consistency. Makes 3 servings.