Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sesame Chicken and Tofu

Nom Nom I think its time for another food post.

Today J and I went for our normal shopping for groceries for the week and we couldn't decide what we wanted for dinner.  J was indecisive and I wasn't really hungry at the time so I wasn't really hungry for anything.  J said to me that we should make the sesame chicken recipe that we tried a couple weeks ago.  I was up for anything so I agreed and boy am I happy that we did!

 Now if you don't know me then let me start off by saying that I love the Food Network Magazine.  I've only started reading it in the past few months but I love going to Barnes and Noble and finding a new one on the stands.  When I get home I read it once or twice through before I rip out the pages of recipes I like and put them in my binder full of recipes that I've found that I either want to try or I've tried and they are keepers.  A couple of weeks ago I pulled out this recipe for a healthier version of sesame chicken.  It was absolutely delicious, of course not exactly like take out, but a pretty darn good replacement for it!

Today J and I decided to change it up a bit and it was still delicious.  We opted for no snow peas this time around and added an entire block of firm tofu .  Also, J and I tend to eat white rice over brown rice (I know, I know... we need to fix that) and I didn't really see the point of adding sesame seeds.  Let me tell you this was soooo good!  We had barely any leftovers (we doubled the recipe from last time to account for the tofu and a little bit larger portion of chicken) and the tofu added the perfect texture to the meal.  To be honest, I never was into tofu until I met J and he showed me what good tofu is supposed to taste like, so I highly recommend that even if you've only had tofu once before and didn't like it that you try it again in this recipe.  You can find the recipe for this great dish at the Food Network Magazine website (if you click it will send you right to the recipe).

Mmm looks like its dinner time!

Don't forget the rice!

So delicious!