You know, I used to eat tofu all the time about 10 years ago. I scrambled it instead of eggs. Put some BBQ sauce on it and fried it to eat instead of meat. I even roasted it in the oven. All of it was really delicious and I never had a problem with it. I even enjoyed it with rice! It was also a time in my life when I experimented with soy and being as much of a vegetarian as I could possibly be. I was really in to holistic health and studied it quite a bit. I think the girls at the health food store got tired of me coming in at some point. 🙂 Back then I was on Weight Watchers and working my way towards a 50lb weight loss, making Lifetime and ‘wogging’ many miles. It was also a time when I had all the symptoms of PCOS but I was not diagnosed because so little was known about it then. No matter, somehow I was able to lose the weight, but I never gained my fertility. [Read more…]
In case you haven’t noticed I am a bit OCD about my kitchen. Everything has a place and I like things to be in a particular order. My cupboards, freezer out in the garage and fridge all have an order to them. I don’t usually let the husband cook because he likes to cook everything on high heat and burn it. Ew. He also moves all my stuff. I would like to think I have taught him better over the years.
When it comes to making things that are simple like Vegetarian Grape Leaves and this Classic Tabbouleh, I know there is very little room for error.
Every once in a while I have to give the husband a chance to create something. I’ve had this jar of grape leaves in the fridge for goodness knows how long. I guess it was due time to whip up some grape leaves. We love Middle Eastern cuisine and have a few places in the city where we splurge for the dinner platter and share it. We’re talking about mega amounts of food. Of course, we have leftovers. We have been trying to venture out of our comfort zone when it comes to cooking. My cooking tends to be a lot of old-fashioned hand-me-down recipes. I also have an arsenal of Weight Watcher recipes and low carb recipes. The husband, well, he
burns cooks whatever he decides to toss in his wok.
And when I say everything I really mean 4 to 6 different ingredients. But always, always rice.
One of the most difficult challenges I faced these last few days is my inability to eat pizza. Maybe it’s just the convenience of having this frozen delight in my freezer, knowing it 20 minutes I will have a meal that I didn’t have to put much effort into.