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

Soft Serve Swirl

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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 benefited small farms because people are concerned about the food chain and food safety.

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Copyright 2020 Melissa Crismon