Insomnisnack

leah’s curry November 12, 2008

Filed under: carrots,eggplant,food,Indian,portobello mushroom,savory,tofu — insomnisnack @ 7:34 pm

This is a variation of Leah’s curry.  I sauteed diced onions, green bell pepper, carrots, and garlic in olive oil.  Next, I added portobello mushrooms, eggplant, diced tomatoes, and simmered.  Finally, I added this Indian cooking sauce, tofu, and chili garlic paste.  It was tasty.

For nipplewit:

1/2 yellow onion, diced
8oz tofu, cubed

1 medium green bell pepper, diced

3 carrots, diced

2 cloves garlic, diced

2 large portobello mushrooms

1/2 eggplant

1 can diced tomatoes with garlic added (8oz I think)
1 jar
Ethnic Gourmet Punjab Saag Spinach Sauce
2-3 Tablespoons olive oil
salt

pepper
1 teaspoon garlic chili paste

Add salt, diced onions, green bell pepper, and carrots to 2 Tablespoons olive oil in a medium size pot, and cook until tender (about 5 min) on medium heat.  Then add garlic.  Cook for 1 minute.  Next, add the diced portobello mushrooms, and eggplant to the pot.  Combine with the garlic chili paste.  Saute for 5 min and then add the can of tomatoes.  When thoroughly incorporated, add the simmer sauce (Punjab Saag).   Finally, add tofu to heat through.  Before serving, add remaining 1 Tablespoon olive oil to pot for flavor.

Serve over rice.

curry

curry base

curry simmer

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vietnamese sandwich with tofu: Bánh mì September 14, 2008

Filed under: Bánh mì,food,jalapeño,sandwich,tofu — insomnisnack @ 4:56 pm
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No need to give up Vietnamese sandwiches now that I’m in Boston.  Funny, because these simple, tasty sandwiches were a favorite when I trekked to Berkeley for class.  Eric and Danielle took me to a little restaurant, New Saigon Sandwich (?), before we went for a great day at the Institute of Contemporary Art.  I will return, but until then I will prepare Bánh mì as best as I can.  The roll is everything, and I could only get bread at Stop and Shop.  I believe I saw the authentic rolls at Haymarket a couple weekends ago.  Otherwise, I fried cubes of tofu, added jalapeño, cilantro, and carrot into a buttered french roll.  The beauty of it is that I get to have this for lunch tomorrow.  Try it yourself!