Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tuesday's Eats and Vegetarian Meal #4 of 10

Good evening everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Tuesday! Today was another busy day of work, and then straight to the lab to run participants through my experiment.

This morning I woke up with absolutely NO appetite - I guess I ate too much last night! Breakfast was a single egg on a piece of toasted rye bread:



Mid-morning snack was a small glo-bar:



Lunch today was turkey noodle soup!! My hubby made the broth last night, and then finished it up with the noodles this morning and packed me some for lunch :-)



I also had one of these:



After work I drove straight to the university to work in the lab. I had this on the way there:



Dinner tonight was the 4th recipe of 10 vegetarian recipes this month. I am trying to make things that use a variety of vegetarian proteins (so far I have used kidney beans, black beans, lentils and today, tofu). I am also trying to avoid making pasta, since that often seems to be a fall back "vegetarian" recipe, and basically it is just too easy. I hate when the only veggie option on a menu is a pasta dish.


Coconut Curry Tofu

Ingredients:
- 2 bunches green onions (chop white parts finely, and chop green into 2 inch pieces)
- 1 (14 oz) can light coconut milk
- 1/4 cup soy sauce, divided
- 1/2 tsp brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp curry powder
- 1 tsp minced fresh ginger
- 2 tsp chili paste
- 1 lb firm tofu, cut into 3/4 inch pieces
- 4 roma tomatoes, chopped
- 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
- 1 T dried basil
- 4 cups chopped bok choy
- salt to taste



  • In a large skillet, over med. heat, mix coconut milk, 3 T soy sauce, brown sugar, curry powder, ginger and Chili paste. Bring to boil.

  • Stir tofu, tomatoes, yellow pepper, and some of the finely chopped green onions into the skillet. Cover, cook 5 minutes, stir occasionally.

  • Mix in basil and bok choy

  • Season with salt and remaining soy sauce. Continue cooking 5 minutes, or until veggies are tender but crisp. Garnish with remaining green onions.


My portion:





The only thing that would have made this curry better would be if it had been served on rice - I wasn't thinking obviously. All in all ... it was awesome!

Do you like curries? What is your favourite kind?

11 comments:

Simply Life said...

That soup looks perfect for a chilly day like today! Do you still have snow there?

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Oh yeah - we still have snow ... I think more is on its way today!!!

One Healthy Apple said...

I have a love-hate relationship with curry- but this looks amazing! I think I like yellow curry best!

Have a great day!

joyofood said...

The curry looks so delicious, I've just never liked curry, I love the smell of it, but just don't like the taste or the heat.

Taylor

Ashley said...

im actually supposed to make my first chicken and shrimp curry dish tonight! i've never even attempted to make curry before. wish me luck!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Good luck Ashley!!!

Velva said...

Everything looks delicious! A busy day and great food to enjoy. Love it!

Erica said...

Mmm rye bread! Its been too long. Love that lunch was a team effort. Not a HUGE curry fan, but this looks like a nice dinner. Love veggie recipes :)

Jocelyn said...

looks yummy!! I like chicken curry ;) Or thai coconut curry. yum yum yum...spicy curry! ;)

Anais said...

OMG that meal looks so good! I'm bookmarking it to make it soon!!

Dairy Free Betty said...

YUMMMMMMM that looks soooo delicious!!! I heart curry, it's one of my favorite dishes!! I'll have to try this one out though!! :)