Why did I start this blog? I have been having episodes of inflammation in my hands and fingers, feet and toes, and joints for some time now. I’ve consulted the doctor and have had tests done. It’s not rheumatoid arthritis and my uric acid is normal (tho at times borderline normal). In an effort to determine which food triggers the inflammation, I have been systematically eliminating certain foods from my diet and then bringing them back. After several years, I have now come to the conclusion that I seem to be reacting to animal protein in general (like some sort of allergic reaction). Different animal proteins affect me to different degrees; some cause inflammation faster than others. So I have decided to reduce my intake of meat. No, I am not going vegetarian; maybe semi-vegetarian if there is such a thing. I will be adding interesting and not too difficult recipes here as I find them. I will also include arthritis management tips that have worked for me.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Crispy Fried Tofu


1 cup flour
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp salt · dash pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dried basil (optional)
1 cup soy sauce
1 pound firm or extra firm tofu, pressed
oil for frying


Slice the tofu into 1 1/2 inch thick strips or 1-inch cubes.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, nutritional yeast, salt, pepper, garlic and basil.

Place the soy sauce in a separate small bowl. Dip the tofu in the soy sauce, and then in the flour mixture. Fry in oil until golden brown.

Tofu on Foodista

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