Monday, February 16, 2009

President's Day

I love three-day weekends, really I do. Even when I have a lot of studying to do-(orgo test tomorrow and three next week) they're just so pleasant!
Tried two new foods today which was very exciting! For lunch I made a soy-noodle stirfry. I love wandering around the Asian grocery stores and finding new (sometimes crazy) foods to try! Last week I snagged a pouch of soy-noodles, which is basically just tofu formed into noodle shapes.
It packs a huge protein punch (50g in the entire package??!!) but tastes quite bland. So I heated it with tamarind paste, Thai chilis, a bit of Braggs liquid aminos (it goes on everything I eat) and beet juice. Random, but quite tasty!! I don't know if the "noodles" were good enough to garner a second purchase, but they were fun to try!

This evening I met with the rest of the Slow Food planning committee, and since I picked up Brown-Rice Mochi at Whole Foods today, (Its been catching my eye) I thought I'd share! We tried the Cinnamon-Raisin flavor (because I LOVE raisins and sweet things). The only ingredients are Organic Sweet Brown Rice, raisins, cinnamon and sea salt! According to the package they are "delicious, easy and fun to prepare!" I'd have to agree with all three! They are fool-proof- all you have to do is cut the sheet into little squares, pop them in the oven for 10 minutes and they puff right up! I was quite shocked!
Before:

AFTER:

(with Banana Peanut "Frosting")
So adorable! Ok enough food rambling, and back to studying!

6 comments:

Annabelle Ho said...

mmmm....mochi!!

tofufreak said...

yum!

so in reference to the comment you left on my blog, i personally don't mind taking tj's psyllium. i always take it with water, but i have to down it really quickly otherwise it gets goopy-like; sort of like flax eggs. it'll probably depend on your tolerance level. hope that's helpful!

Gina said...

That is so random, I just bought mochi for the first time last week, and I even bought the same flavor! I figured it'd be a good snack to replace the sweets I'm trying to cut back on. I have yet to make it though.

nithya at hungrydesi said...

Wow, these noodles look really interesting...so not so tasty?

Elizabeth Jarrard said...

thanks for the input tofufreak!
Gina, you have to make those little guys! They are so easy and really good. I blended 1 banana, 1 TBS peanut butter and a bit of almond milk and dipped them in that, which was really good!
nithya-they were interesting, and i liked their protein and concept, but they were definitely not a delicious noodle substitute. They may work better in a soup though!

Nicole Brenny said...

I am going to have to make some mochi soon!