It's getting all Iron Chef up in here, people. Wouldn't that be awesome if my last name was Slayer and I was actually an Iron Chef? Even Bobby Flay would wet himself, I'm sure.
Anyhow, on to business: I cooked up some tofu last night. Yep, that's the extent of my mad skills, but let me tell you what a time I've had trying to get homemade tofu crispy and yummy like how they do at restaurants. No matter what I did, it would just never crisp up and I was always left with floppy white stacks of protein that didn't taste like much.
Enter: the Tofu XPress!!! On a whim I ordered one a week or so ago and it came yesterday--much to my delight. I promptly bought tofu and tried it out. Turns out you have to get all that milky tofu water out of your tofu before it will get firmer and crisper upon cooking. I pressed the tofu twice, actually, once before I marinaded it and once after.
And no, that is not a hair on the tofu on the far right--it's a ginger "hair" because I used fresh ginger in the marinade. Anyway, who cares! Look! It's crispy tofu!! Way more crispy than my most recent effort, which you can excitedly jump to here.
I also made some noochy kale, as per my blog name.
All together now:
This is David's plate, actually, and sadly he wasn't able to eat it all because he is still down and out with the flu. So far I'm not down or out with anything, and hopefully we can keep it that way, since, come on--I didn't get that flu shot and feel crappy for the whole day just so I could feel crappy now too. Maybe vaccines are a rouse organized by DayQuil? (Geez I hope I don't get hate mail about how I vaccines are really safe and I shouldn't joke about their efficacy. For the record, I'll take any vaccine any time.)
That reminds me, though, that I've been meaning to ask your opinion about medicine for flus and colds. David is anti-meds, which means that instead of taking Ibuprofen when he has a fever he will actually suffer until the fever breaks on its own. He says his body is smarter than Ibuprofen and laughs when I say that I'm going to divorce him if he doesn't either 1) stop moaning or 2) take some Ibuprofen. On these occasions I laugh too, but in a different way.
*What do you guys go when you have a fever?