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General Tso’s Stir Fry

Yesterday, there was a 30-second segment on Sesame Street in which the characters talked about tofu. Tofu? Grace asked me. What’s tofu? I explained that it’s a food that I really like. Can we have tofu for supper tonight? I agreed, and I told Grace that we’d have to pick some up on our way home. Unfortunately, we stayed at our friend’s house too long (oohing and aahing over some four-week-old puppies) and didn’t even walk into the grocery store until after 5. I needed a quick and easy supper solution. Featuring tofu. I grabbed a bag of pre-cut broccoli, … Read more

Oriental Salad

I’ve had this recipe at lots of different picnics and potlucks, and I always love it. It’s so versatile, and it transports really well. If you’re making it the night before, leave out the Ramen noodles, almonds, and sesame seeds. They will get soggy if left in the salad too long. Photo credit Print Recipe Oriental Salad Servings Ingredients 1 small head cabbage shredded3 green onions sliced1 package Ramen noodles broken into smallish pieces1 can water chestnuts coarsely chopped, 8 oz3 Tbsp sesame seeds2 1/2 oz sliced or slivered almondsraisins shredded chicken, optional Servings Ingredients 1 small head cabbage shredded3 … Read more

Father’s Day veggie dip

YUMMO! We had everyone over this afternoon for a family dinner in honor of Father’s Day. Everyone brought a piece of the meal instead of Joe and I cooking everything, but I felt strange not making anything at all. So I concocted a little cheese dip for everyone’s pleasure. I loved it. Everyone else must have liked it, too, because there’s none left. Rien. Here’s the recipe, from my creative mind to yours –   Print Recipe Father’s Day veggie dip Servings Ingredients 1 block low-fat cream cheese1 cup fat free sour cream1 large cloves garlic pressed1 envelope Lipton’s vegetable … Read more