Friday, December 19, 2008

Holiday Baking

I re-posted recipes for Christmas cookies we make (below). We love to make these whole wheat brown sugar cookies with honey cream cheese frosting! They're much less sugarey than the traditional cookies made with refined sugar and the frosting made with powdered sugar. And they're yummy!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Tofu with Broccoli in Spicy Peanut Sauce

Source: The New Enchanted Broccoli Forest (slightly modified by Aimee)
Makes 6 servings

2 cups uncooked brown rice (optional)
1 lb firm tofu, cubed
3 crowns broccoli , chopped
oil for frying
1 cup slivered onion
1 tsp ginger
3 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup peanut butter
¾ cup hot water
6 TB rice vinegar
3 TB tamari
2 TB molasses
1 tsp crushed red pepper

1. Cook rice in 4 cups water; set aside.
2. In large skillet, fry tofu in oil until lightly browned; set aside. In same skillet, saute onion in oil; add broccoli, ginger, & garlic and fry until broccoli is bright green & just tender.
3. Meanwhile, make sauce: place all ingredients in blender & puree until smooth. Put in large saucepan & heat through. Stir in broccoli mixture and cook a few minutes more. Fold in tofu until everything is well-coated. Serve over optional cooked rice.