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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Broccoli, Mushrooms, Tofu, and Soy Ginger Sauce

I had intended to stir fry this and bring it to an omnivorous potluck. As things turned out, I didn't make it. So I fired up the wok and made it for myself. Phillips Gourmet has a great collection of fresh mushrooms, sold at Whole Foods. The broccoli is fresh, boiled for 4 minutes, drained and then with cold water poured on it. I used 365 brand (Whole Foods store brand) Soy Ginger Sauce. I didn't use a lot of it because it's spicy and I definitely have white girl taste buds.

My omnivore potluck rule: Don't make weird vegan stuff. Make it something simple, a dish that people can look at and say, hey I could make that myself and that would be a meal!

How's the diet? I'm eating less but the scale says I GAINED TWO POUNDS! I don't believe it. My total calories are less, but I'm eating far more fruit to fill me up. I'm also eating more sodium, as Au Bon Pain soups make for good low-calorie vegan meals. Perhaps I should curb my neurotic habit of getting on the scale every morning?


Melissa said...

It is hard to curb the habit of weighing yourself everyday when you're trying to lose weight. Try to limit yourself to once a week (after you've gone to the bathroom, in the morning before eating, yaddah yaddah yaddah, stuff we all know)since weight fluctuates daily, you won't be discouraged when it says you've gained weight (you probably haven't).

You know omnis that would eat a tofu stirfry? I would have to disguise the tofu or omit it completely to get anyone I know to try it :( Looks yummy though. I think I'm the only vegan out there who doesn't make stirfries that often...I don't know why, I should really get on that, they're so yummy.

lisa said...

YES, you should stop getting on the scale every day. Weekly is often enough, especially since weight fluctuates an awful lot in a 24 hour period. If you chart weekly you'll get a much more accurate result.

So says Lisa-the-Weight-Watchers-Fanatic, who became one because SOMEBODY asked her to wear a dress with spaghetti straps. ;-)

Don't worry. You'll get there.

Geek Girl said...

My potluck rule: for lunches, I usually make a casserole with some sort of pasta (usually mararoni) and a "creme" sauce made of silken tofu. Nearly anyone will eat a mararoni casserole. For suppers, I usually make something more exotic, like sweet potato curry.

Danielle said...

And if it's before that time of the month, that could be a cause for the gain.