Thursday, November 09, 2006

Move over Billy...

there's a new love in my life! And while it may not be able to warm up my feet the way you do, it sure is yummy. General Tao's tofu from Vegweb is amazing! I am usually reluctant to put tofu cubes in stirfries because its just too mushy for my taste. This recipe took care of that. The tofu is coated in cornstarch and then fried, so it gets a super-crispy outer covering. And the sauce is so good, its a good thing I doubled it ;) This is just like something you would get in a restaurant. I changed a few things; I added some frozen peppers to the sauce, and used red onion instead of green onions, and I mixed in some steamed broccoli and cauliflower. I served it all over white basmati rice. I love basmati, its my favourite type of rice, its just so fragrant.













Despite the tofu and vegetables, its not the healthiest meal though, so it'll be more of an occasional meal. The tofu is fried and there's lots of sugar in the sauce, but who cares when its that good ;)

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mmmm looks good. I prefer my tofu crispy as well.

Anonymous said...

Yum! I'm trying to be good and avoid sweets and fats, but this is a tempting dish!

speedvegan said...

OMG that looks awesome. i'll have to try it sometime. thanks for linking to the recipe !

Anonymous said...

exactly...who cares when it's that good!
Love the new kitty photo!

Melissa said...

nikki, I've realised for some time that I have to take control of my diet again...but its so hard right now!

No problem, speedvegan. I hope you make it soon, I'm sure you'll have some great changes for it (maybe healthier choices!)

Thanks Megan, I was getting sick of looking at myself, so I just picked one of many kitty pictures for the time being ;)

Anonymous said...

Ha, I've lot's of tofu in the fridge and don't know what to do with it. So I'm gona try this!!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Absolutely agreed - that recipe is amazing : )
I've only made it once, but I need to break it out again after having kung pao seitan out not too long ago.

Melissa said...

let me know how it turns out Rita!

No problem, brown. I remember when I first started blogging, I never knew if anyone was reading it, so I thought I'd let you know ;)

Jess, this will definitely by a repeat meal!

Anonymous said...

Yum - this looks delicious! I love crispy tofu, as well (no mush for me, thanks).

Is that Logan in your new profile picture? If so, he really does look just like Dexter!

Melissa said...

kati, yes it is. I showed Billy the picture of Dexter on your blog today and he also agreed they look very alike.

raising_kahne said...

Let me first start by saying that I love your new picture, your cat's adorable! The tofu looks great! Ive heard so much good about this! It looks like delicious! I dont think it's that unhealthy, it's not like you're eating it every day.

DreamQueen said...

oooh, i'll have to try that!

Melissa said...

Very true raising_kahne. Thanks, he is a cutie, just mildly annoying most of the time! He seems to be nocturnal, and since our apartment is just one open room, when he plays, we get to hear it when we're trying to sleep ;)