In order to get back on track after a couple of weeks of slacking off, Ellie and I went to the grocery store on Tuesday. We filled our cart with a ton of fruits, vegetables, and other healthy snacking options. By Thursday, I realized the only problem with how we shopped was the fact that we didn't really have any actual, concrete meals, unless we wanted more salads. I'm not bashing salad—it's always a decent option—but sometimes I look for something a little bit more filling.
On Thursday I decided to put on my culinary hat and venture into the world of vegan cooking with tofu. I waded through the vast quantities of hippy, drug-induced recipes and finally came across a recipe at vegweb.com . I settled on apparently the site's most popular recipe, General Tao's Tofu. I've always had a soft spot for Chinese food, but ever since Ellie's gluten-free period and our general avoidance of meat, we've typically stayed away from it.
The recipe looked pretty good, and we had nearly all the ingredients needed. Ellie only had to pick up a few things at the store and was finished shopping by the time Audrey and I walked over to meet her.
Cooking with tofu is actually on our bucket list for the year. We want to learn how to really do it well. I feel like a lot of people are turned off by it because it isn't the easiest thing to cook with. I can reaffirm this sentiment based on yesterday, though I did learn a few things.