Day 103: Embrace the Tofu

 As a low carb veg, Tofu becomes your savior and major source of protein without the carbs.

A lot of people are afraid of tofu because it lacks flavor but they forget what a great medium it it. it absorbs any flavor you give it and as a result can take on any taste you want.

Here is a go to recipe that can be had with rice or made into a lettuce wrap for a low carb meal.

 You will need

I block extra firm tofu
some Oil
soy sauce
grated ginger
garlic, cornstarch, cayenne pepper, orange juice concentrate.
broccoli, onion.green and red pepper

  • Get some oil quite hot in a frying pan.
  • Throw in 1-inch cubes of extra super ultra firm tofu and brown well on all sides.
  • Turn the heat down to medium on the frying pan.
  • Mix up the sauce right in the measuring cup:
  • 1/4csoysauce
  • 1/4c.water
  • 1tspgratedginger
  • 1-2tsp.choppedgarlic(1-2cloves)
  • 1Tbl.cornstarch
  • 1Tbl.orangejuiceconcentrate
  • 1/4tsp.cayennepepper

 

 

Throw a couple cubes of hot tofu into the sauce to warm it up a little.

Pour the pre-warmed sauce into the frying pan with the tofu.

Bring to a boil and simmer 2-3minutes until reduced to a thick, clear glaze.

Steam some broccoli with the peppers and onion and serve on the side, or just throw it into the sauce and cook it that way.

Serve over rice or to make it low carb, serve it with lettuce as a wrap.

 

Spicy tofu lettuce warps

Photo credit: The smug Chef

 

I got in 3 miles this morning. I think I might be developing a foot injury. it hurt to run and i walked almost 1 mile. this evening I will be doing day 2 of the 30DS. oh and My body was definitely feeling the burn from yesterdays workout today. I love it when my muscles ache. It shows I am doing something right.

 

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