Times they are changin’

September 12, 2012 at 1:44 am (Uncategorized) (, , )

Hubs and I are both fat. There. I said it. We need to lose some serious weight. Between the two of us, there’s easily 80 to shed. Hubs now has high blood pressure, high cholesterol, a fatty liver and high liver enzymes. We have to get this on track. It’s not just about losing weight at this point, it’s about getting healthier.

Today, I cleaned out the fridge and cupboards. The remains of old chip bags are gone. There’s no half eaten ice cream tubs. It was also a great excuse to organize the cupboards while I was in there. I’m not calling it a diet; its a whole new lifestyle. We’re not subscribing to fad diet, we’re not counting calories, we’re making better choices. I organized a menu plan for the next two weeks and went shopping. Tonight was dinner #1 of our new menu.

Tonight was a peanut noodle dish with tofu. I didn’t measure much, but here’s the run down.

-Noodles (I used Korean starch noodles called vermicelli. Rice noodles would probably be ever better). Cook and set aside.
-Veggies (we had broccoli, carrots and bell pepper)
-Sesame oil
-Vegetable stock
-Coconut milk
-Peanut butter (fresh ground)
-Seasonings/spices (red peeper flakes, cumin, etc)
-Corn starch
-Tofu, diced

Sauté the veggies in a bit of sesame oil. Add about half a cup of veggie stock, a couple of tablespoons each peanut butter and coconut milk, and your spices. Bring it to a simmer. Mix a little starch with cold water and stir into the sauce. Bring back to s simmer. Fold in tofu and noodles. If you want, garnish with green onion and sesame seeds.

The results? Success! Even Hubs who doesn’t like peanut sauces. Both kids finished theirs too.

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