^-^ It's always lovely to see a post from the Love conductor (aka sedefendendo) - Mucho hugs & love..
Her post had me thinking of crimson_fantasy & the 'Time is Money' pic always makes me think of him because he is the one who posted it.
I sat down to type the recipe out- because one more food splatter on my Veg Times issue that this came in - it would soon be unreadable ^.~
Firecracker Bean Curd
1/3 cup vegetable broth
3 Tablespoons soy sauce , OR 2 Tbs regular soy sauce + 1 Tbs Dark Soy sauce
1 Tablespoon Canola Oil
1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
1 Tablespoon Minced Ginger
2 teaspoons Chopper Water Chestnuts or Szechuan Preserved Vegetables
8 Whole Dried Red Chili Peppers (Also called Thai Peppers)
1 ½ teaspoon Chili Sauce
1 pound Medium Tofu pressed & cut into ¼ inch cubes
1 teaspoon Cornstarch dissolved in 2 tsp water
2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 Green onions
Combine broth & soy sauce in a small bowl;set aside.
Heat oil in wok or large deep skillet over high heat. Add garlic, ginger, water chestnuts or Szechuan vegetables, and chili peppers; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Add chili sauce; cook 10 seconds. Add vegetable broth mixture & tofu; simmer 2 minutes. Add cornstarch mixture and cook, stirring until sauce boils and thickens, about 30 seconds. Sprinkle with sesame oil & garnish with green onions Serve over rice. Makes 4 servings.
^0^ Thanks to the uber talented tmsj for this cool shot:
Thanks to Vivid board **chu**
When I look back over the past year, it seems like a time that seemed like an eternity in some ways, and a quick zip in others.. I spent a good deal of the time in some state of pain - and upon reflection I sometimes wonder how I survived it... and yet I wonder if my state of mind made things worse.
An unexpected source of motivation for me was the older woman who was my roommate in the hospital this past December. I pray she is feeling better now, but at the time - she cried and moaned all the time- She would often cry that she was going to die, or that she was a bother and wished she was dead. I felt really awful for her, but it would drive me crazy if I had to hear it all the time.. then I realized Oh!! That put me in the position to appreciate Leigh's perspective-- What if I start sounding like that? Perhaps she was put in my room for a reason ~