Muffin Meals

No, these meals won't be muffins but Muffin is one of my nicknames. Besides, it sounds cute! After viewing the Vegan Lunchbox site, religiously, my Husband wants me to post my own menu. I will try to post one meal each day. I hope I inspire people to have creative and healthy home cooked meals. I think that even if you aren't a vegetarian, you'll like the meals I present. I do feature dairy products and eggs in my food from time to time, but will try my best to present vegan dishes as well.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Sesame Tofu

I was so tired last night, I didn't post. But I have a spare minute now, while waiting to take my neighbor's daughter to the bus, so I'll post now, before I forget.

This meal was a variation on a recipe I found, eons ago, called Chinese Hot Eggplant. Not having eggplant, I used tofu. I then added broccoli and sesame seeds to garnish, as my friend in Massachusetts did at her vegan Chinese restaurant. I added green beans to the meal as well.

2 T soy sauce
4 T hoisin sauce
1/2 tsp hot pepper flakes (less for a more mild version)
1/2 C dry sherry (I omitted this)
1 1/2 C water
2 T peanut oil
1 1/2 lbs tofu (or two medium eggplants for original recipe)
2 TB each minced garlic, onion, and ginger
Sesame seeds for garnish

Mix first 5 ingredients in a bowl. Heat oil in skillet and add chopped tofu, garlic, onion, and ginger. Stir fry over high head for 3 minutes. Add sauce and still well. Reduce head to medium low, simmer 15 minutes. Gradually turn up heat and cook until sauce is reduced to a thick glaze. Serve over rice.

Verdict: Mini Muffin did her infamous vegetable binge, eating green beans and broccoli. I finally convinced her to eat the tofu and rice. She wasn't too thrilled about her precious tofu being covered in gravy. There's that darn gravy suspicion again. The rest of us however did enjoy it.


  • At 9:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This looks good.
    I want to be invited over for this one sometime. I'll bring the eggplant.

    Corn Muffin

  • At 9:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    That looks beautiful! And, so scrumptious! Thanks for the recipe.


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