Hot and Spicy Tofu Stir-Fry

I did not make it to the gym after work. Nor did I do yoga.

Say it with me now: SLACKER.

Yep, that’s right. I’m a huge slacker.

Let’s retrace my steps.

This morning, I forgot to pack gym shoes. Awesome.

After leaving work (early), I went to my advising appointment at Bastyr and got some good and bad news.

Good News: I don’t have to take BioChem this quarter. *whew* That totally relaxes me about these upcoming months. Class only 2 nights a week now.

Bad News: I will probably have to take an accelerated BioChem course next summer through Bastyr.

Inferred News: I have a chance in hell to actually get into the program I want for Fall 2010, if ever.

So I left Bastyr, went to Collision Clinic, proceeded to miss my turn, get stuck in rush hour traffic, and eventually arrive, clean out the car, and spend 20 minutes, ruining my nails in the process, trying to scratch off the damn government decals that Jodus insists we need from the Acura. I kissed her good bye (well, not actually, more like a tap on the hood), and went on my way. By the time I arrived home, it was already 5pm. Sheesh. I have to leave ~5:30 to pick up the boy. Ok, I can squeeze in a 20 min Yoga sess.

Quick snack: salami

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*ring*ring*

“Why hello, mother.”

30 minutes later, I am in my car, on the way to get Jodus, talking to my little brother about what superhero he should be for Homecoming.

Story. Of. My. Life.

Ah, the best laid plans. Do I get points for thinking about squeezing in a yoga session? Meh, whatever.

Babe?” (me)

Yes, dear?” (Jodus)

Are you planning on going running tonight?”

Are you planning on doing yoga"?”

No, but that’s not the point.”

Um, no. I am not mentally prepared to run.”

Good, I’m starving. Help with dinner?”

Hot and Spicy Tofu Stir-fry

Another AllRecipes find!

  • 3 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1 pound firm tofu, cubed
  • 1 red onion, sliced (chopped instead due to miscommunication with sous chef)
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced (I did 1 yellow and 1 orange)
  • 1 green chile pepper, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed (minced, it’s what I had)
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar (this was too much!)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (heaping!)
  • Besides the notes above, I followed the recipe exactly. That’s pretty good for me. Usually I make a ton of changes.

    Fried the tofu in peanut oil.

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    Tangent about oils. Please, please, PLEASE make sure you are buying unrefined oils. Avoid anything that says high oleic! Unrefined oils are more nutritious and flavorful! Check out what Spectrum says on their website!

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    Added veggies and garlic.

    Made the sauce and added it to the wok.

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    I served it over instant brown rice.

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    Jodus’ grade: A/A-

    My grade: B-

    I thought it was too vinegary and not spicy enough. This is a good basic recipe that you can totally adjust to your tastes which is nice. I’d add more veggies next time because I am a veggie nazi. 😉

    Let’s talk cars! What cars that you have owned have you liked or disliked and why? What do you recommend for a good, reliable vehicle?

    -L4L-

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    3 Responses

    1. hmmm cars….Ive only had a ford taurus, a dodge intrepid, and a chevy cobalt (named stephen cobalt, kinda like stephen colbert) The dodge overheated allllllll of the time, and lots of people said they had this problem. The ford was OK, and I like the chevy, but Im looking forward to that dying because we are going to go for toyota next time. Ryan has a 93′ paseo that we got off craigs list for $800 and its awesome. still kicking, no engine problems and will last us til we move next year. I hear people like their nissans too.

    2. Toyota Corolla. Hands down. Ask no more questions. Best car ever. 120k + miles on mine and has never had ANY problems. At all. None. 40 mpg. My little bro has one and my mom. We’ve had the 96, 01, 03 & 07 models collectively. They’re all super. 01 was the worst of the bunch, 96 & 07 the best.

    3. I agree with Ern – Toyota makes great cars.

      Also Honda’s… my cousin has a 96 Honda that is still kicking ass.

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