So, I'm sorta new to this cooking-for-fun-and-health adventure. For the past couple of years, I was eating cereal, sandwiches, hummus and couscous, over and over again. They were quick and easy and I was short on time due to two jobs and some schooling.
The real cooking started when the down time increased. And then I married a type 1 diabetic that had previously grocery shopped at Plaid Pantry. No joke. I don't know how this man survived. He loves that I'm enjoying cooking and he is my best taste tester, in that he'll try anything and everything. I mean, he doesn't like eggplant, but he tried it on 3 separate occasions just in case he might start to like it. I feel responsible for keeping the both of us healthy.
So last week, when I took on this recipe for General Tso's Tofu, he was more than excited. He's a big fan of chinese food and had been craving it lately. I made some revisions: I was out of soy sauce and vegetable broth (not sure how THAT happened), I used 3 tbsp of sugar and I forgot to put in the vinegar. The verdict? It was darn tasty for my first attempt! I think that this weekend I'll do the recipe right!
On a stranger note, can anyone explain a sudden aversion to foods? A couple of months ago I found that I feel nauseous if I even think about soup or beans in whole form. I'm fine with hummus and black bean burgers (thank god) but anything else makes me a little green. I noticed over the weekend that the smell of the bread on my sandwhich was killing hunger, too.