Thursday, May 18, 2006

Lettuce wraps

I think May is going to be a month of quick cooking recipes. It is truly such a hectic month! Last night I made mixture of cubed, baked tofu, sliced waterchestnuts, bok choy, sugar snap peas and Soy vay chinese marinade - all quickly stir fried - served in lettuce leaves, sort of taco style. The lettuce wasn't pliable enough to make rolls so we just made do.

I also made a side dish of spinach that was quickly blanched (30 seconds in boiling water) until limp then rinsed in cold water, drained and chopped. Mixed with a dressing of toasted sesame seeds, sugar and soy sauce. This was a recipe I got from my friend Karlie years ago and I finally tried it! Delicious!

And of course we had a big bowl of watermelon, cantaloupe and mango. We eat a ton of fruit in the warmer months - usually every night we'll have some kind of melon and strawberries. We actually have a few strawberries starting out in the garden - even one tiny red one. The plants winter over here - and they have a tendency to spread which is great! I like a plant with initiative!


Anonymous said...

Add craisins to the spinach! You'll think you're in heaven.

the anti-martha

KleoPatra said...

One of my fave dishes is similar to the one you show here! I also love to use cubed, baked tofu with sugan snap peas, water chestnuts (*roasting on an open fire...*) and Soy Vay! I usually add spinach and sometimes celery for added crunch, but will try bok choy next time. I never have served in lettuce leaves, I usually put the goods next to brown rice. Looks good, Nancy!!

I'm big on fruit, especially watermelon and mango. Good cantaloupe is hard to find (sorta like a good man!!) but when you get the sweet kind, oh mmmmmmmm, that is a treat indeed! I actually picked up these dehydrated whole strawberries last week (at Big Lots, of all places!) and have been snacking on them. Really good!

Bryanna Clark Grogan said...

This looks so appealing, Nancy! I'm catching up on your blog after a week of family stuff which left no time for blogs! yummy as ever!