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.

Monday, March 7, 2011

My Version of Fried Tofu

You can purchase firm tofu in blocks. I find it so much easier to slice the block so that it is about ½ inch thick and frying the whole tofu block in a generous amount of oil (no need for deep-frying really) until both sides are crisp and golden brown . Then I slice the block into bite-size pieces (the inside remains soft and white). This method is so much more convenient than frying each small piece individually.

For the sauce: mix vinegar, honey, soy sauce, chopped basil leaves, chopped onions, and chopped garlic (sorry, I can’t give exact measurements and quantities because I do it all by taste). Season with salt and pepper. Just pour the sauce over the tofu pieces.

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