Dinner

Starting The Week With a Stir-Fry

Tonight I made my first Eat, Drink and Be Vegan (ED&BV for short) recipe! I made the Broccoli Cashew Teriyaki Tofu Stir-Fry….it.was.AMAZING! It caught my eye immediately because, 1) I love anything with cashews and 2) it has a whole lot goin on…which seemed delicious and fun! This recipe was very easy to prepare and had a ton of flavor. I halved the recipe to make two servings so I could stick one in the fridge for either lunch or dinner tomorrow night. I’m already looking forward to it!

Dreena recommends serving this stir-fry over brown rice or soba noodles, so of course I chose my favorite–soba! I’ll have to get some more of these noodles next time I’m at the store because they are seeming to go fast.

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Nothing better than a big veggie stir-fry atop a bed of soba noodles! This tasted like something I would order at a really good Thai restaurant! Lip-smackin’ yum!

I’m off to my new class tonight! I won’t be bringing anything fun home with me though because laminated doughs take two days of production. One day to actually make the dough and “laminate” it with butter (yeah, I know…not so good for you!) and then you have to stick it in the fridge overnight, otherwise it will be way to soft to work with and butter will squirt everywhere. On day two you just roll out the dough, shape it and bake it! This is my first “non-intro” class in my new program…so that means its probably going to be a lot more intense! I know somewhere along the lines of the next three weeks we are making puff pastry, which you have to “fold and turn” aka roll out 1,000 times! That could almost count as a workout!

See you in the morning!

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25 Comments

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    erica
    March 10, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    wow, that dinner is right up my alley.. yum! i put the book on hold at barnes and noble, and am going to go pick it up shortly. i can’t wait!

    jenna, of course if this is too much trouble i understand, but would you be able to e-mail me your version of the recipe (halved)? i never like to make huge portions when i’m cooking, so it would really be beneficial! don’t worry if you can’t though, i understand typing it all out can be time consuming.

    hope you have a successful first night of your new class!

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    Brianne
    March 10, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    Jenna! You got ED&BV!! I had that for dinner last night…. soooo good. I can’t get enough of Dreena’s recipes!

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    Mel
    March 10, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    Hello all! I’ve been inspired by Jenna’s and so many other’s blogs to start my own! I wanted to introduce it on this site (honestly it’s my favorite!). I literally just started it this morning, so it’s in the veryyyy early stages. But I hope to add a lot to it and make it beneficial to whomever wants to read it- I plan to include all my meals, recipes, and fun additions. So if you get a chance, stop by! (Maybe in a week when it has more posts on it!) 🙂 http://musicalfood.blogspot.com/

    Oh, and a question- where can you find soba noodles?? I love em but only eat them at restaurants!

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    Romina
    March 10, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    This is one of the first recipes I tried from ED&BV. It’s also my favorite, by far! I make it so often I can’t even count. The sauce really does the trick. I serve it over quinoa…mmm..

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    VeggieGirl
    March 10, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Stir-fry dishes are staples in my kitchen – that one, from ED&BV, looks SENSATIONAL!!

    Can’t wait to hear about about your new class goes tonight! Have fun! :0)

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    SDF
    March 10, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Jenna-I know that you’re not allowed to post the recipes due to copyrite issues, but can you tell me what you did to get your tofu like that? I’ve started pressing my tofu & freezing it, but I can never get my tofu to look like yours (yours looks delicious & a little crispy). Thanks so much! I love tofu when I order it at restaurants, but never enjoy it when I make it for myself 🙁

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    Sarah
    March 10, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    Oh, yum! That looks amazing! I have yet to try a tofu stir-fry…I’ve only used silken tofu in shakes or in stuffed shells with marinara sauce.

    I think a tofu-stir-fry is going to be my next meal experiment…:) Perfect for next week’s spring break. 🙂

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    jenny
    March 10, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    does anybody have a stop and shop near them because that is the only supermarket near me unless you count the asian markets (i am chinese). i tried to look for quinoa, bulgur, and the other whole grains but couldnt find them. i am just wondering if they sell them in stop and shop.

    also, if any of you have big asian markets near you, i recommend that you GO THERE RIGHT NOW!! lols, asian markets sell A LOT cheaper produce and products. the downside however is that they dont really sell organic things but many are starting to stock up on organic vegetables and fruits. Asian markets are the best place to shop if you are tight on budget.

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    jenny
    March 11, 2008 at 12:00 am

    oo and i asked this question before but nobody really answered it. i live in nyc and want to know any recommendations to healthy yet cheap restaurants in the area.

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    Alex VA
    March 11, 2008 at 12:29 am

    I am sad that I missed the whole law school conversation on the breakfast post! I’m also in law school – and I was too busy doing schoolwork (of course) to check the blog.

    Anyway, I just wanted to say HI! to the other law readers. I’m a lowly 1L. It mostly sucks. But the year is almost over, hallelujah.

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    Regan
    March 11, 2008 at 12:38 am

    Hey I was wondering if anyone saved the recipe for Jenna’s biscotti? If you have it could you please post it. Or if you have it on hand Jenna could you post it? I have company coming this weekend and they are coffee and tea drinkers and I thought it would the perfect accompaniment (sp?) lol Thanks!

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    VeggieGirl
    March 11, 2008 at 12:50 am

    **Jenny:

    try this link, for healthy yet cheap restaurants in NYC: http://menupages.com/restaurants.asp?home=Y&cuisineid=30

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    linds
    March 11, 2008 at 1:31 am

    Hey Jenna! You probably didn’t see my question about dairy-free ice cream- what brand do you use? And is the taste/consistency very different from regular ice cream? I have seen a few brands in my grovery store (purely decadent, so delicious) and I think I want to try one but just wanted to see what your thoughts on it are first. Thanks!

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    Emma
    March 11, 2008 at 2:56 am

    jenna! please come cook for me!! your dinners always look amazing! have a great rest of your night at class!

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    Mel H
    March 11, 2008 at 3:06 am

    leigh, on law school- I’m hoping to get into UK or NKU (in Kentucky). I don’t want to go more than an hr away bc my friends and family live in KY (esp. bc of my boyfriend!! ) I really would love to practice health law and work in a hospital bc I want to help people and not work in a huge law firm. I have an open mind though- I just love law and want to keep my options open. Hopefully I’ll find an area I like a lot!! what are you interested in? Take care

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    nicole r.
    March 11, 2008 at 3:37 am

    jenny–

    there are SO many, but a few of my personal favorites are:

    1. blossom–9th btw 21 & 22: go here if you want a FANCY dinner. this is legit gourmet vegan, its amazing. OR you can go to cafe blossom on columbus btw 81 & 82 (or it might be 82 & 83—i forget)—same sort of DELICIOUS food, but much more casual and also much cheaper. they have great soups at the cafe and i also really like their grilled tofu salad.

    2. candle cafe (or candle 79, which is the more expensive version and is on 79 btw lex & 3rd–cafe is just as good & cheaper)–3rd & 75th: this place is outstanding. check out their menu on line, i cannot say enough good things. i love the soba noodle salad and living crunchy sprout salad

    3. pure food & wine–irving btw 17 & 18: their food is actually mostly raw (or maybe even all dishes are)…ive been here approximately one million times (alright…give or take a few hundred thousand…) because im in love with it. the thai lettuce wraps and the smoked portobello mushroom you must try. they also have amaaazing ice cream

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    jenna
    March 11, 2008 at 3:45 am

    erica,

    I’m so sorry—I can’t! Just because I don’t want to take away from that author and the hard work she’s done…I really shouldn’t rewrite her recipe. All I can say is that you have some good stuff ahead of you if you have the book on hold!!

    SDF,

    I saute it in canola oil for 4 minutes on each side and that creates a “crust” on the tofu cubes. I use just about .5 tbsp of canola and flip the tofu cubes after 4 minutes. Try it–I think you will be pleasantly surprised!

    Linds,

    Hi! I actually mentioned the brand of the ice cream last night in my post: Its called “truly decadent”. To a true ice cream lover, it might not taste exactly like the real thing…its still really good, its just different than ice cream so don’t go into it thinking its going to taste the exact same way. I can’t really describe it, except that it has sort of a “mellow” taste…its creamy and good in its own way! Give it a try! This brand makes a ton of great flavors!

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    erica
    March 11, 2008 at 3:49 am

    no problem jenna! i actually bought the book tonight, so i have the recipe. i just wanted to know how you halved the recipe, but i will figure it out on my own! not a problem.

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    molls
    March 11, 2008 at 4:28 am

    Alex VA- I’m also a lowly 1L spending my spring break working on our brief. Wow has it been quite the year- but yes, it’s almost over!

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    Sara M
    March 11, 2008 at 6:20 am

    *ATTENTION EVERYONE! I would like to point out a GREAT new brand/product I’ve discovered:

    Dr. McDougall’s Soups.

    They come in pre-packaged cups, and are microwavable after you peel the cover and pour in some water. They are VEGAN.
    I tried the “Lentil & Whole Grain Couscous” soup and it was FANTASTIC. It is deemed “light sodium” (330mg! — great for a soup) and has 12 GRAMS of protein and 9 GRAMS of fiber! All for 190 calories (1g fat, 3g sugar) — WOW! Developed by a doctor, so there ya go.
    Very tasty… go out and get this soup now!!! I also purchased “White Bean & Pasta” and “Split Pea,” but haven’t tried them yet.

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    Lindsay
    March 11, 2008 at 11:18 am

    Hi Jenna ~ What are soba noodles made of? Are they a wheat product? Just curious 🙂 Looks delish!

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    Sarah
    March 11, 2008 at 11:31 am

    jenny—My Stop and Shop sells all the bulgar type items in the health food section (where I get the soy milk, natural and organic items, etc…) Not sure if all the stores are the same, but its worth checking…:)

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    jenna
    March 11, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    Erica,
    Great! I just divided each ingredient by roughly 2. Enjoy.

    Lindsay,

    Soba noodles are made from Buckwheat, a whole grain. 🙂

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    erica
    March 11, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    thanks jenna. i will be getting a few ingredients i need for it, and will be trying it out soon. it looks so great!

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