Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Day 14: How You Do Tofu & A Monkey's Secret

Nothing crazy to report here for being two weeks into this thing. I certainly don't find or come up with new recipes for every meal, or even every day, so I end up repeating or modifying things I've already tried. If you've been reading along, on Day 10, I tried a Thai Tofu Stir-Fry. However, the Tofu part didn't turn out so hot, so I decided to revisit it. This time, using Whole Foods' Easy Baked Tofu instructions and it turned out great! I think the trick was wrapping the tofu in paper towels and pressing it for 30-60 minutes prior to baking.

Thai Tofu Stir-Fry

We also happened to be at Target getting some groceries. I picked up a couple cases of my fancy La Croix, looked at the price, then decided to wander off to the kitchen appliance area and take the plunge with the Sodastream Source. I figure it'll pay for itself within a month or two, plus I can just add real lemon or lime and it'll be healthier than the canned stuff I've been drowning myself in.

Carbonated Lime Water

I still feel the need to impart some kind of plant knowledge to those of you reading, so if you haven't heard of peeling a banana like a monkey, then this is for you. I had no idea that I've been doing it wrong all of these years. I mean, I've gotten pretty good at twisting, prying and peeling the stem off and then picking off those stringy bitter pieces that were left dangling, but what do you know? Our monkey relatives have been laughing at us the entire time. They simply pinch the bottom tip and it opens right up, also minimizing those stringy bitter pieces.

Check out this video and pay close attention to his awesome monkey jammies:

Oh, and I finally reached my first goal by finally breaking the 200lb barrier. It's been a long time since I was below 200. That means I've lost 8.5lbs since Jan 1st through diet and exercise.

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