Monday, March 24, 2008

Hippy Food 101

Our nanny likes to call me a hippy. She often refers to our food as hippy food. Tonight's dinner would fit that bill. Nothing says earthmuffin quite like Broccoli and Tofu over Bulgar with Peanut sauce, well, unless it is an actual "earthmuffin" and I don't have a recipe for that.

As 70s granola mom as this sounds, it is actually really good, and it was a real hit with one of the kids, the other was too obsessed with drinking water from Easter Bunny delivered rocket shipt cup to offer an opinion on the meal.

1 1/2 cups bulgar wheat
4 cups boiling water

Put bulgar in a heat proof bowl add boiling water and cover. Set aside.

1 Tbsp oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 cup peanut butter (unsweetend, natural style works best)
1 1/2 cup hot water
1/2 cup seasoned rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
Heat oil in a sauce pan and saute crushed garlic being careful not to let it burn. Add peanut butter, water rice wine vinegar and soy sauce. Stir until well mixed and heat until warm, if it is too thick, add additional water to thin. I also add a teaspoon of "Better than Bullion" to round out the flavor, but it is not necessary. You can also add a good squeeze of Sirachana if your children will eat spicy foods, mine don't so I have to do without.
2 packages Wild Wood Savory tofu
3 cups broccoli florets
Steam broccoli. Cut tofu into bite sized pieces and heat.

Serve bulgar topped with broccoli and tofu. Add a healthy dose of sauce on top. Sit back and wait for your two year old to ask for "more tofu, peese" like Little Dog, it'll melt your heart.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Ooooh, that sounds really yummy! Thanks for posting this recipe. (And I had to laugh at the thought of what would go into an "earthmuffin"...)

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