Cold Sunday..Hot Dinner

16 May

So the weekend is over and it was a cold one. Flurries yesterday, May 15th.

I saw a lot of disbelief on FB and I heard people say, how unusual this is…I really do not think so, as we are supposed to plant after the May 24th weekend…even in Germany, it can still be very cold in May for a short period of time, it is called : Die Eisheiligen , means the frosty saints…means cold spell in May.

So, beside the point, it was cold and not nice.

What helped:

a hot bath after my outside activities , like cleaning my barn, looking after Henry and walking Natty

bath tub ready

bath tub ready

 

a hot chocolate in front of the lit, yes lit, fireplace

hot chocolate with baby marshmallows

hot chocolate with baby marshmallows

 

a dinner with hot peppers and lots of spices to make you even more warm from the inside out.

spicy veggie fry

spicy veggie fry

 

And here is the recipe:

You need:

2 cups of cooked rice or spaghetti

1 cup of broccoli , cut in little pieces

1 cup of green asparagus, cut in pieces

1 cup of bok choy, chopped

1/2 package of firm tofu, cut in cubes

1 cup of red onions, sliced

1 clove of garlic, minced

2 tablespoons of soy sauce

sesame oil

red pepper flakes

siraccha sauce

a teaspoon of red hot curry paste

3 tablespoons of peanut butter

1 small can of pineapple, cut in cubes

Heat the oil in a big pan and add the onions, sauté for a bit and the add the veggies and fry them in the oil, so that they are crispy, but still crunchy, for maybe 5 minutes.

veggies frying

veggies frying

 

Now add the  pepper flakes, siraccha sauce…I used a lot, but I can eat spicy..a lot in my case is 2 tablespoons of the flakes and 1/2 cup of the sauce…so you can add more or less.Then add the curry paste. Stir well. Then add the tofu and keep on frying everything.Now the soy sauce and  then the garlic. ( I  like to add the garlic late, because I do not like it when it gets brown, tastes bitter).

Now add the peanut butter and stir well.

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And last but not least open the can of pineapple and dump the whole thing including the juice in the pan, stir well and now ready to serve over rice or pasta…a sprinkle of fresh cilantro will make it even more delicious.

Spicy, yummy, hot and warming dinner. We had a glass of white wine with it…can’t remember what white wine…but the acidity went well with it, although I did not really like it. The wine, I mean.

 

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