Friday, June 29, 2012

Easy Ready Made Polenta

Over Father's Day Weekend Cost Plus World Market had a sale and 10% and 20% coupons on your purchases so I went and found already made polenta for a decent price so I purchased a few. You can slice this and grill it or stir-fry it, or saute it with veggies or boil it with some Soymilk for a breakfast cereal dish.

Pear Smoothie

Now that it ha been so hot & humid for so long I really have no appetite. I have been making smoothies almost every day with enough for breakfast and then one for another time during the day. Sometimes I will only have smoothies all day and not any solid food to make sure I am still getting all my protein, carbs, vitamins, etc.

1 Vitamix or Similar High Powered Blender
1 Cup Organic Unsweetened Silk Soymilk or other Non-Dairy Milk
1 Pear Cleaned And Sliced with Skin On
2 TBSP Sunbutter Sunflower Seed Butter Creamy (Super Target $5.99 plsu $1.00 Coupon=$4.99)
7-10 Ice Cubes

Always start with liquid first for a smoothie in a Vitamix.
Add in Soymilk, then Pear, then Sunbutter, top with ice.
Cover & follow Instructions on Vitamix

Tofu Sesame Kale Pear Stirfy

Where has the time gone? Really hard to believe that the last time I posted on here was April 9, 2012.  Since April I have been sick with a Sinus Infection, Bronchitis, a few other infections,  a problem with my right hip, my arthritic knees flaring up, a Broken Big Toe on my right foot along with a few more falls due to my balance disorder and attended my Cousin's Daughter's wedding. Despite not posting on here I have continued photographing my recipes and storing them on my PC. This will take me a little while to get posted the 30 recipes I have on my PC.

Here in the Fox Valley of Illinois we have had an unprecedented Historic string of Hot Weather & High Humidity even before summer officially started on June 21, 2012. Hard to believe that Fall is just around the corner, I find this a bit welcome due to our excessive temps making it super difficult for me go outside as I am unable to breathe and need to rely on using my rescue Asthma Inhaler. Now it is already the end of June and I feel like I have barely scratched the surface of what I have wanted to accomplish during this summer
I made this recipe in early March when it was still cold and snow-less here in the Fox Valley Area of IL.

1 Twelve Inch Skillet or you can use a WOK
1 TBSP Sesame Seeds Toasted In Dry Pan
1 TBSP Sesame Oil
1 Package Extra Firm or Firm Cubed or Whole Tofu
1 Bunch Kale Cleaned and Chopped Up into Bite Sized Pieces 
Some stores sell Kale already cleaned & chopped by the pound in the produce department by the lettuce
1 TBSP Minced Garlic
1 Diced Onion
1 Pear Peeled & Cubed
1 TBSP Franks Red Hot Sweet Chili Sauce
1 TBSP of Kikoman

Teriyaki Takumi Collection - Garlic & Green Onion

Empty Sesame Seeds into Dry Pan and Heat/Toast for 1-2 Minutes
Add in Oil
Add Onion, Garlic, Kale, Tofu, Pear  and Stir
Add in Sauces at end & cook for 2-3 Minutes