Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Grilled Tofu with Baby Artichokes, Jasmine Rice, Steamed Eggplant

Dinner 7/10

Grilled Tofu with Baby Artichokes

Jasmine Rice

Steamed Eggplant

The baby artichokes were trimmed -- by the way, when you think you've trimmed them enough, go ahead and peel one extra layer off, your teeth will thank you later -- and were then blanched, and finally sauteed with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, a bit of nooch (a.k.a. nutritional yeast) and a pinch of red pepper flake.

The eggplant dish is from Jamie Oliver -- steaming is a different way of preparing it, but it makes the eggplant very "light" without using olive oil. Steam the eggplant chunks for 10 minutes, mix with the dressing -- sesame oil, thai pepper, hot sauce, soy sauce, lemon juice, scallion, celery leaf, basil, mint, salt and pepper.

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