I’m off to Seattle this morning but felt an overwhelming urge to download some random recent dinner discoveries for you as I sit at Gate 1 in JFK’s Terminal 7. (Don’t you hate it when that happens?) For starters: Due to popular demand, I created a highlight for the mushrrom-farro recipe I posted on instagram stories last week. (Note to self: Never underestimate the power of an easy weeknight recipe.) Many of you suggested adding a fried egg on top, to which I say, hells yeah.
(If you head to my instagram profile, you’ll see it right there on the top left.)
Next: My learning curve on tofu has been steep as I plow through the research and development stage of The Weekday Vegetarians. I mean, I’ve always made it, but I have definitely not mastered it, especially the kind of mastering that translates to tofu that my children actually enjoy eating. (Last week, Abby pointed to a photo of a triple-fried tofu baton on a Chinese take-out menu and said, “I’d eat that tofu.”) Anyway, I was delighted to discover an entire Bon Appetit podcast devoted to the topic, so give it a listen if you’re looking for some tips like me. (It’s the second half of Episode 255.) ALSO: I’ve gotten into to picking up the pre-baked tofu (Wildwood brand is my favorite so far) because they’re so easy to fry up for a quick lunch…
…Am I at risk for over-bowling you guys? This was last Friday’s lunch: brown the pre-baked tofu (cubed) in olive oil and a dash of sesame oil; throw in chopped onion, garlic, and chili flakes, then a mountain of whatever greens you have (kale, spinach, chard, frozen beans, etc), drizzle in soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame seeds. Done. It’s 7:30 am as I write this, and thinking of how good it would be tossed with soba noodles for dinner.
Lastly, over at Cup of Jo, I suggested an old favorite Baked Beans recipe for Super Bowl Sunday, but it reminded me that it’s a perfect meal for any Sunday. And I won’t be offended if you throw some franks in there. (Photo courtesy of the gifted and talented Yossy Arefi.)
I’m only in Seattle for a few days, and won’t have a ton of time to explore, but hit me up with suggestions if you have them. I’ll be staying in Ballard. (Like last time!)
P.S. I plan to read this for the entire flight when I’m not playing Ruzzle. You’ll be hearing a lot more about it, I promise.
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