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How this post came about:

     About 3-4 dys ago I saw Sala’s facebook update about her interview with mrsmakicooks and to be very honest I was curious to hear her voice. So I listened and enjoyed it. Towards the end she surprised me with a simple yet delicious sounding recipe with tofu. You can find the original detailed recipe with gorgeous pictures here

I tweaked the recipe because I didnt have all the ingredients in my pantry.

Get some extra firm tofu and drain it and press it to get as much water out of it as possible.

Slice it up into thin triangles.

Heat your favourite cast iron skillet and roast the tofu evenly on both sides. I roasted 5-6 pieces at a time. You are welcome at add some oil if you like. I skipped it.

Keep aside as you get ready to prepare the glaze.

Mix together 2 Tbsps of Soy sauce(low sodium), 1 generous Tbsp of Red pepper jelly, 1 tsp of chili garlic sauce and 1 tsp of honey or brown sugar. Keep aside.

Turn the heat back on and add the tofu and the glaze and let simmer for about 5 min. Take the tofu out into a serving dish and turn off the heat. Let the excess glaze remain in the skillet.

Garnish with coriander and serve warm.

To make it a complete meal boil some water and add soba noodles and let soak for about 8 minutes. Drain and add to the remaining glaze in the skillet. Toss around so the noodles soak in the glaze. 

Enjoy! Off this goes to Presto Pasta Nights after a really long time! Heather of Girlichef is hosting PPN #270.

P.S: I totally enjoyed instagraming at night :)

I’m in a happy place right now. I got clarifications to a few questions I have been asking around, for a while now. While life goes on, I realized to my absolute horror that I feel terribly insecure when I have to cook for friends - fearing judgement and failure mostly. I didn’t experiment at all and decided to go the safe route and make some semi-readymade food. While in fact I should have experimented and gotten some really good feedback especially because I value the opinion of this friend.

This dish is very very very tasty per (R)oomie and I so wanted to make this when my friend and her hubby were home to visit - but I didn’t.

Let me quickly walk you through the recipe because its that simple.

What you will need:

Boiled and drained soba noodles

Olive oil - 1 Tsp

Broccoli - 1/4 Cup

Red Pepper - 1/4 Cup

Onion - Thin slices - 1/4 Cup

Sprouts - a handfull

Prepare the Sauce:

Teriyaki sauce - 1 Tbsp or mix Soy sauce and teriyaki sauce in a 1:1 ratio

Honey - 1 Tbsp

Chili Garlic Sauce - 1/2 Tbsp

Mix the above ingredients really well and keep aside.

Soba noodles when put into boiled water take no more than 4 minutes to cook. I love them so much for that. Unlike pasta which takes atleast 15 minutes to cook right  these noodles are healthy and cook super quick.

Heat some pure olive oil in a wok and add all the veggies and saute for 3-4 minutes. You don’t want to cook too long since the fun is when the broccoli is still crunchy.

Add the sauce - you might have to mix it up again because the honey tends to settle at the bottom. If you want to make a vegan version please substitute the honey with sugar, prefarably brown sugar. On medium high let this mix come to a boil - it wont take long maybe 3-4 minutes. Add the noodles and mix really well and take off heat immediately. You’re all done. Serve hot or cold.

This is a place some 12 miles from where I live right now. Very beautiful and serene.

I want to make a picnic happen sometime soon. A cycle, picnic basket, lemonade and all that jazz. ;)

The coastline is absolutely breathtaking.


Off this goes to Presto Pasta Nights #216 hosted by Ruth :D

I am adding this bit to this post after I watched Jamie Oliver’s ‘Food Revolution’ and it blew me over. That someone so young would have such a strong belief about bringing about a healthy change filled our heart! All that demonstration about the duck feathers and human hair was pretty dramatic and I hope he got his point across. Eat healthy and eat safe people!