Miko is a little bored with me this week.
I’m still feeling washed out with this cold, but it’s almost gone! Thank goodness, I’m ready after 5 days of it! Colds can cause some interesting food cravings for me, anything salty, fatty, and/or sweet which are bad options for energy crashes and feeling even more sluggish! I was craving something a little salty and hearty for dinner last night and created a simple, oil-free tofu stir fry. I’m leery of tofu since so much of the cheap stuff is GMO soy, but Costco has a 4-pack of these House Foods Organic Non-GMO Tofu packages for under $6.
And even our local Target has San-J Reduced Sodium Organic Tamari now, life is good!
Not that long ago it was only available at Whole Foods, things keep getting better for health nuts!
I sauteed chopped onion in about an inch of water over high heat in a wok and stirred in the chopped tofu, summer squash, minced garlic, and a drizzle of tamari.
Maybe the end result wasn’t entirely beautiful, but a very simple and fast whole foods one-pot meal after a draining and busy work day that hit the spot.
I’ve also been getting creative with hearty salads in dealing with my wacky cold cravings and spicy, cheesy dressings are a great cold comfort food too! This one is hemp seed based with rosemary, turmeric, and cayenne for a powerful and kicky flavor blended with a smooth, cheesy texture.
Kicky Cheesy Hemp Dressing
- 1 cup shelled hemp seeds (or hemp hearts)
- 2 tsp. dried rosemary
- 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 3 tbsp. nutritional yeast
- 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- dash of cayenne
- dash of turmeric
- 1/2 cup water
- salt and pepper to taste
Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend to a smooth and creamy texture. Serve and enjoy. Makes 4 servings.
The texture is very thick and gooey, perfect.
It coated a simple salad of power greens, chopped bell pepper, tomato, and chopped apple for a fun sweet and spicy twist.
It was wonderful – gooey, cheesy, hearty, sweet, savory, and a little spicy.
Fabulous way to comfort a cold!