Believe it or not, before this puppy I was not a dog person at all. When I was 13 years old, my family adopted a little Maltese/Yorkie named Max, but I never really grew wholeheartedly in love with him or felt that special “man’s best friend” bond. He was the family dog, so he never really took a liking to me as an individual other than the occasional lick or snuggle.
My little bag o’ Popcorn has introduced me to an entirely new world of puppy love, and only within two short weeks of knowing each other. Nobody has ever followed me from room to room, licked my toes, sat on my yoga mat, or serenaded me with love like this little guy, and I truly doubt that anyone ever will
(Will, take notes.)
Even though I made a grocery store trip last night, I wasn’t really sure what kinds of veggies to buy because my weekend plans are still up in the air. There’s nothing worse than wasted food, so I settled for a lonely little package of okra and called it a day.
Tonight for dinner, I knew that I needed to make do with the ingredients I had on hand. Unfortunately, my body didn’t get the lacking-stock-of-veggies memo and was craving loads of greenery for dinner. What do I do in such a time of crisis? I stir fry 8)
I knew that okra would have to be used, so I sliced up a few pieces and made sure to dry out all of the inside texture on a paper towel beforehand.
For those of you who have not cooked with okra, the rumors are true—the inside is pretty slimy. However, with the right style of cooking you can get these little babies to be pretty delicious.
This Tofu Okra Curry Stir Fry is a perfect example
I prepped my tofu (See my “How to bake tofu” tutorial here), sauteed some diced onions, okra, and zucchini in a pan, threw in 2 tablespoons of tomato sauce and a package of Shiritaki tofu noodles, and seasoned the whole dish with curry powder, cumin, salt, and pepper.
This meal came out pretty tasty for a non-recipe creation. The curry powder and cumin gave it a delicious Indian flavor that was hard not to love, plus the fact that okra and Shiritaki tofu noodles were involved.
Time to tackle some last minute school work!
A bit to think about: Are you in “puppy love”?
Have you tried any creative okra recipes that you’d like to pass in my direction?