I know, it should be called something other than that. But if I called it what it really is, well- some of you might just not even give it a chance.
Come on… it’s the new year, try something you’ve never had.
You know one of the things I have never had? Homemade marshmallows. I hear that they are so divine, that you never want store-bought ones again. I wanted to make them over the holidays, but never got the chance. (wah.) But… I now realize they are the perfect New Years’ treat. YES! Fat free. I said to myself… “Well, duh. I need to make them NOW.” That happened when I was at a red light. So, (duh) I couldn’t make them right then-and-there. It’s on my agenda today. But, you know how agendas go. We just have to see what happens. I swear there are days I don’t even have a chance to pee… let alone cook and take pictures, review the pictures, clean up the mess, and write about it. Fortunately, my 3 year old is now joining me during a lot of my cooking endeavors. She gets her blue chair and asks for some flour and a cookie cutter… then goes to town. She tells me when she grows up, she’s going to make me a roast beef. She has never had roast beef- I can only assume she got this idea from a cooking show. I don’t think they do a lot of cooking on Sesame Street. Counting? Yes. Cooking? No.
I think they should have children’s programming that teaches common sense stuff. Aren’t you amazed sometimes at the lack of common sense you encounter? Those times when you think “seriously?!” in your head? You know the moments. For instance; the bag boy that puts the bread in with the canned goods. Oh yes, nice. Or the person that wants to make the U turn from the center lane? Seriously. There are some things that happen out there that make me really wonder. I could make a show about two villages… one with common sense and average intelligence… ad another village without common sense, but advanced intelligence. Hmmm…. I wonder what kind of scenarios would occur. Better add that to my agenda. Along with marshmallows.
First brain food! No, there are not brains in here. That’s just gross. I’m sorry but there are a few things I will not try. Brains. Chitterlings. Dog. Horse. Cat. Human. Insects. Most of them are animal- related. I will try just about any fruit or veggie. Notice I didn’t say fungus? Yep… you’re not going to fool me and give me a magic mushroom. Not in the mood for that….. I have an agenda, you know. 😉
Brain food, because it’s good to eat. Good for you to eat. Good for your hormones, heart and booty. Can’t beat that. So, when you do something good for your organs, your brain gets happy. When your brain is happy, YOU are happy. Common sense will tell you that.
On with it:
Get yourself some tofu. Firm or extra firm will do. Press out the liquid.
Get out your seasonings because… let’s face it: THIS STUFF IS BLAND.
But, so are egg whites. So it kinda works out.
Start out with 1/3 of a block of tofu, slice and press the water out (gently!)
add 1/4 tsp tumeric to get an extra yellow hue.
Place it on your favorite sandwich bread.
Tofu “egg” salad
1/3 block extra firm tofu, slice and drained and chopped into small pieces.
1/3 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/32tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp mustard
2-3 tbs good mayonnaise or substitute
2 chopped green onions
1 stalk celery, diced
Mix well, season to taste. Enjoy!