Hi, I’m Katherine. Welcome to my food blog. Wondering what’s up with the title? Understandable. You see, I, like many people, cannot function without some food in my belly. So cooking + hunger usually equals disaster. That’s why I have taken to eating while cooking. Just a little something, not a meal of course. An apple, a handful of this, a bite of that. Just to keep me going. My recipes are often Italian, sometimes healthy, and very often based on a recipe I’ve read elsewhere. I will ALWAYS give credit to the chefs who inspire me. Here’s my first recipe I’ve chosen to share with you:
Tangy Tofu and Soba Noodles
Inspired by Mark Bittman’s NY Times Blog, The Minimalist
When I saw Mr. Bittman’s suggestion to “Ketchup Braise Tofu” I was intrigued. I’m not typically a tofu gal, but his recipe seemed easy enough, so I made it. And I’m glad I did.
1/4 box of Firm Tofu, chopped in large cubes
1/4 cup ketchup
1 garlic clove
Handful of Soba Noodles (or spaghetti)
Handful of spinach
What Was Eaten While Cooking:
Sour Patch Kids..not the healthiest choice, better luck next time:)
- Dredge tofu in flour. Saute in pan at high heat in a glug of canola oil. When tofu is golden, remove to plate.
- Lower heat to medium, add minced garlic clove, saute until fragrant and brown.
- Add tofu, garlic and ketchup to pan and mix until sauce is bubbling.
- Cook noodles according to package directions.
- After cooked pasta is drained, add spinach and noodles to pan and mix to coat.