More Tofu! Stir-fry

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                                                     More Tofu! Stir-fry. Photo by M.C.

More Tofu! You know like, “More Cowbell!” from SNL.

1 onion, julienned
3 garlic cloves, chopped
2 zucchini, sliced
1 bell pepper, cubed
10 mushrooms, sliced
1 tofu package, diced
4 Tbl tamari
1 Tbl olive oil

For serving:
1 cup brown rice

Yield: 3 to 4 servings

Cook brown rice. When the rice is in the pot, drain the water three times to make it sticky. Long grain brown rice takes 15 minutes to cook. Short grain brown rice takes 45 minutes to cook. Dice the tofu and return it to the packaging then pour about 2 tablespoons of tamari on the tofu and let it sit while you chop all the veggies. I use an iron skillet to cook a stir-fry. I’ve used a regular pan. I used to use an electric wok. I haven’t tried a non-stick pan. The reason I use an iron skillet is because it gets hot and cooks the veggies fast to get the texture I like. I use to use peanut oil because it doesn’t burn, but I’ve been using olive oil. I noticed the taste difference at first.

Cook onions for about 3-5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for a minute. Then cook zucchini for about 3 minutes. Add bell pepper and cook for 1 minute. Add mushrooms and cook for 1 minute. Add tofu and cook for about 3 minutes to get it golden.

If you cook tofu without the tamari and get it drained from all the water it will golden more. You can hold off on all tamari until all the veggies and tofu are cooked. I do both methods depending on my mood. After five minutes of chopping veggies and fifteen minutes of cooking, dinner is ready. Put a couple of big spoonfuls of rice on the bottom of the bowl then spoon the stir-fry over the rice. Sriracha is good to have at the table to add some spice.

Food for thought:
Chickens were culled. Pigs were culled. What next? Listen to Valuetainment interview American Cattle Rancher Shad Sullivan who worries about the culling of the cows. ASPCA says animals are being culled at high-speed. Who’s benefiting? According to Sullivan, four major businesses are the oligarchy—Tyson, Cargill, JBS, and National Beef. Sullivan fears all the food chain (And I cringe at the term “food chain.”) will be controlled by the government, no thanks to who he calls a globalist, Sunny Perdue. Here’s a solution if you want meat. Raise your own chickens. Eat their eggs then when the chicken dies from old age THEN you eat the chicken. We need to get loud before they cull all of us.

If you think the elites aren’t culling humans, you would be wrong. New York Times reported that one-third of all coronavirus deaths in the U.S. were nursing home residents or workers. Brave people are getting the word out about what is really going on in the White House. I won’t repeat what I’ve heard since I haven’t researched it. But it does look like Americans are being played by both parties. Plus there is the video and story from December 2016 that keeps going around showing Bill Gates at the Trump Tower warning Trump about a pandemic threat. Gates had a smirk on his face like he had a secret he couldn’t contain. Is the pandemic fortuitous? Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation hosted Event 201, a high-level pandemic exercise on October 18, 2019, in New York. Many hands are in the cookie jar. Our prayers for truth are working. Doctors, nurses, farmers, ranchers, journalists, bloggers, writers and the list goes on are speaking out. Keep praying for the truth to reveal itself. And eat more tofu!

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Copyright 2020 Melissa Crismon

Ninja Cooking

Ninja Foodie Grill. Photo by M.C.
Ninja Tofu. Photo by M.C.

As a mom it is my wish for all moms to be able to live out their lives with their babies and that includes animals. I don’t buy the “You need meat to survive.” Or even to thrive.

In America, we have seen many animals slaughtered due to the coronavirus, but the animals didn’t have the virus. The reason for slaughtering the animals was because of lower demand, which doesn’t make sense since there has been fund raising for the hungry. I wonder where the donated money is really going. The virus sounds like an attack on the food chain. Get ready to eat more tofu.

I use the Ninja instead of using an outdoor grill that can attract critters. No, food doesn’t have that seared taste, but all the food tastes like restaurant quality.

I don’t go out to eat too often because I don’t know what is in the food. Sometimes a restaurant doesn’t understand veganism. Another problem is if I do find a health food restaurant most of their dishes have wheat or soy. I try to keep away from highly processed soy. The Ninja is so fabulous I don’t even want to eat out. French fries, tofu, and stir-fries are some of my favorites to cook.

The draw back? The Ninja is heavy. I have to drag it out then after cooking, clean it then store it. The Ninja really only feeds three people. If I make a stir-fry for four people, I have to over stuff the basket with veggies. Eventually the food shrinks. And you can’t cook a veggie pattie and fries at the same time. I cook a pattie in the toaster oven while the fries cook.

As you can see in the picture, the tofu sits in a metal basket, which sits in another solid basket. Both can be removed for washing. Another insert is for grilling a burger. I haven’t tried cooking a veggie pattie with it yet.

Airfried Tofu
12 oz tofu, cubed
1 Tbl sunflower oil

Cut up tofu and put in a bowl. Drizzle sunflower oil or an oil that won’t burn on the tofu and mix. Warm up Ninja Foodie Grill. It takes maybe a few minutes. Touch the universal on button, then aircrisp button, then start button. The temperature is set and it cooks for 20 minutes. I usually add 5 minutes. Check tofu every five minutes or so and move around so it gets evenly crispy. I also use a heat safe plastic spoon. You can use this tofu for the Multicultural Personality Curry recipe.

Food for thought:
Sorry to pass on a sad video on this weekend, but suffering doesn’t take a holiday. Most of it didn’t bother me, but I don’t know what you can handle. Don’t watch it on Mother’s Day unless it makes you go vegan. Here is a documentary titled Insight: Slaughtered on Suspicion explains how farmers and their animals are hijacked by the government. The story covers the Foot and Mouth Disease in the UK in 2001. You’ll notice the commonalities with the current virus. (Have you seen the P*andemic Documentary? I managed to save the snippet in my Coronavirus playlist before they take it down. It’s at the bottom of the list.) Back to the Insight documentary, minutes 24:00 to 28:00 are interesting when the farmer mentions environmental schemes, then Peter Greenhill says they were told the animals wouldn’t be killed in front of each other (That didn’t happen.), to the cows being burned which carries dioxins that suppresses the immune system. The farmer says the reason the men killed the animals was to save their jobs and pensions. See how the truth came out? Eventually we will know the truth behind what we are going through now. Pray for the truth to come out.

Have a Wonderful Mother’s Day and eat more tofu!

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Copyright 2020 Melissa Crismon