February 8, 2012
Are you looking for a good lunch?
Here it is.
Full of fiber, protein, vitamins and spice!
You won’t fall asleep at your desk after this lunch.
Mexican Tofu and Spinach Stir Fry
Makes 1 hearty lunch portions
- 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
- 1 tablespoon Red Onion, roughly chopped
- 1 heaping tablespoon Red Pepper, roughly chopped
- 1/3 cup Tofu, cut into cubes
- salt and pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground Chile Pepper
- 3 heaping tablespoons canned black beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 tablespoons Green Chile Salsa (use your favorite store-bought)
- 2 handfuls fresh Spinach
- 1/4 Cilantro, chopped
- 1/4 cup Cheddar Cheese, grated
- pinch Red Pepper flakes
- 1 scallions, chopped
1. In a medium sized non-stick saute pan heat over medium heat olive oil, red onion and red pepper. Saute for 2-3 minutes, until slightly softened.
2.Turn heat up slightly. Add cubed tofu and a pinch of salt and pepper. Let Tofu brown on 1 side, then flip. Add chile pepper, black beans, and salsa. Stir to combine.
3. Add spinach and cilantro. Saute until Spinach is almost fully wilted. Turn off heat.
4. Serve in bowl, add cheese, red pepper flakes and scallions to garnish. Eat right away when hot!
February 1, 2012
Popeye called me the other morning.
Asked me where spinach was in my diet.
I decided to reply with this!
This is good. So good, that I didn’t even need a mid morning snack. It kept me going all morning…until 12:01!
No cheese? I know, no cheese. It really didn’t need it.
Gingered Chinese Five Spiced Eggs with Spinach
makes 1 serving
- 1/2 tablespoon butter
- 2 slices white onion
- 1 handful of spinach, cleaned and dried
- 3 eggs
- 2 tablespoons milk
- small pinch of Chinese Five Spice
- 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger (2 grates on the microplane)
- 1 pinch Red Pepper Flakes
- 1 pinch of freshly chopped parsley
- Salt and Pepper
1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and saute for 2 minutes. Add spinach on top of the onions – cook for 30 seconds, until just beginning to wilt.
2. Scramble eggs, milk, chinese five spice, ginger, red pepper flakes and parsley together. Sprinkle in some salt and pepper. Add to the onion and spinach mixture. Cook until it reaches desired consistency – I like my eggs cooked – so a little dry.
3. Serve right away!
*After the first bite, I added another pinch of red pepper flakes and Kosher Salt..you can see that in the below picture!