E gets back into town tonight. Lucky guy got to stay in Florida a few extra days. I’m not bitter or anything.
On the other hand I have had a few days of SSBs (secret single behaviors).
I am sure you remember that Sex and the City episode?
My most notable SSBs this week:
-Getting home from work, changing into pajamas and leaving my work clothes on the bathroom floor. Slob.
-Teen Mom marathons
-Sleeping diagonal in bed
-Spoon directly into almond butter
-Boy Meets World on TV in the morning while I get ready for work
I worry what I would become if I lived alone yikes!
Another SSB – Making food I know won’t stand a chance on E’s palette. What can I say? When the mans away, the girl will play (in the kitchen).
Spicy Buckwheat and Tofu Stir Fry
10 oz. extra firm tofu
2 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. sesame oil (optional)
2 cups vegetable broth
1/2 cup dry buckwheat
1/2 onion, chopped
1 small red pepper, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
peanuts to garnish (optional)
1. Rinse buckwheat, drain water. Bring 2 cups of vegetable broth to a boil. Once boiling, pour buckwheat into the water cover and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 15 minutes.
2. While buckwheat is cooking, marinade tofu in 2 Tbsp. of low sodium soy sauce.
3. Sauté onions in olive oil on medium to high heat. After 2 minutes, add garlic and red peppers.
4. Once peppers and onions soften, add tofu (I crumbled mine but you can cut into squares/slices if you prefer). Stir once every minute for ~5 minutes.
5. By this time, the buckwheat should be finished cooking and added to the stir fry. Also add sesame oil, red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder to the pan.
6. Stir every minute for an additional 2-3 minutes.
7. Remove from heat, garnish with peanuts and enjoy!
This dish brings the heat! If spice makes you queasy this is definitely not for you. I also love the slight crunch that stir frying brings to the tofu. No mushy texture here! And how could I forget? The buckwheat also gives this meal a bump of fiber. Sweet!