Well, well, well, well, did I make something fantastic today. Actually, I made a FEW delectable items to share, but let’s just focus on one for today’s post.
We all have those times. You know. We all do. When we’re frustrated, upset, too overwhelmed to make sense of it all. Well, that’s good…in a sense. Because at times like these all you need is a warm bowl of sweet curry tofu-or you can eat it cold and let it crunch with each bite.
In fact, this curry dish will probably not only make you feel better, but will bring you right out of your slum, even better, brighter, and happier than you typically are.
It’s that good.
So give it a try. And even if you’re not having an uncomfortable day, just pull out those pots and pans and make it (I actually only used one pan) – because your already-content-mood will be bouncing into another galaxy by then.
Adapted by taste from one of the best curry tofu salads I’ve had from Whole Foods Market.
(Serves 1 main, 2 small portions)
1 package firm tofu
1/2 cup coconut milk
2 tbsp plain greek yogurt
2 tbsp mayo or miracle whip
1/3 cup cashews
1/4 cup dried cranberries (I used orange flavored cranberries—hello, flavor explosion)
1 cup spinach
1 – 1 1/2 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp black pepper
pinch of salt
Drain the tofu by wrapping it in paper towel and setting something heavy on it-like a bowl- for about 10 minutes. I don’t typically worry about draining the water too much. Cube the tofu to you likeness and steam or pan fry it. I steam it in a pan by pouring some water in and covering with a lid.
In an empty pan goes the coconut milk, yogurt, and mayo/miracle whip. Whisk and add seasonings and spinach to wilt. I toasted the cashews a bit for extra flavor, and added the cranberries while they were toasting in order to bring out some of their juices.
Add the cashews, cranberries, and tofu to the curry mixture, stirring and folding to coat.
EAT, eat, EaT.
And I hope you enjoy because I really built the dish up to be quite magnificent. Sip some spiced tea or have some Thai/Indian desserts on hand, like coconut sticky rice, just in case it doesn’t put you in that element of pure joy.
When life makes you cry, just eat some curry.
Question of the day: What’s your favorite international cuisine and/or dish?