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!

Recipe from blog of melissacrismon.com

Copyright 2020 Melissa Crismon

Soft Serve Swirl

Post 95 Soft Serve Swirl
Soft Serve Swirl. Photo by M.C.

You are going to love this fruit based soft serve. Why even eat dairy? This stuff is amazing and basically four ingredients. The recipe is another winner from Medical Medium.

Apples provide living water to support the liver’s hydration capabilities, it stores the water and then releases it back into the bloodstream when dehydration or dirty blood syndrome occurs. Bananas are antibacterial, anti-yeast, and antifungal. Bananas also improve the liver’s ability to absorb nutrients. Dates have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-tumor properties. They are great for colon health. Someone diabetic told me if their sugar goes too low, they will eat a date.

Soft Serve Swirl
1 apple, diced and frozen
1 banana, frozen
2 to 3 medjool dates, pitted
1 teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract or 1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean powder (optional)
2 to 3 tablespoons water, if needed to blend

I cut up an apple and banana and freeze it for the week I think I’ll eat the dessert. I put all the ingredients in my Vitamix. Or you can use a food processor and blend until smooth. I use alcohol based vanilla extract. I don’t know if that changes the benefits for the liver. The first time I started out with one tablespoon of water and added a second because it was a warm day. The second time I used all three tablespoons of water. And last time I used 6 tablespoons of water. Serve immediately. It makes 1 serving, but sometimes I share a scoop.

Food for thought:
Huntington Beach protested keeping their beaches open—fighting a directive from Governor Gavin Newsom to close the beaches. San Diego protested the governor’s restrictions in regard to Covid-19. On May 1st, Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti said, “In terms of protests and stuff, look I totally respect that. I’m frustrated and I want things to open. There are two or three things to remember. One we have to follow public health advice. . .” Garcetti did go on to say the reopening of L.A.’s date on May 15th could change. And doesn’t the mayor sound “totally” SoCal?

I also heard from a small farmer in Northern California that she is selling more produce than ever. The pandemic has actually benefitted small farms because people are concerned about the food chain and food safety.

Recipe from blog of melissacrismon.com

Copyright 2020 Melissa Crismon