When I refuse food because I can’t eat meat, bread, and rice, people always wonder what I eat. For a beginner like me, it can get pretty challenging to change things up. Otherwise, I just put veggies and fruits in the blender and drink up.
So, I was pretty proud when I came up with my own recipe. It’s delicious, really!
I’m sure this is not by any means original. Still, if you want something quick and you have tofu and lettuce in the refrigerator, you can whip this up pretty quick.
- Romaine lettuce (or any leafy greens)
- Soy sauce (I used Bragg Liquid Aminos)
- Kimchi (optional)
1. Cut up the tofu into small cubes.
2. Add a little bit of water and put in a pan. Put several dashes of soy sauce for taste.
3. Turn up the heat and watch the water evaporate away. The tofu will absorb the soy sauce and water, and turn a slight brown. Put in a plate when the water is all gone.
4. Wash your lettuce leaves. Lay out some kimchi if you have it.
5. To eat, simply put some tofu and kimchi on a lettuce leaf. Wrap it up like a ball, and stuff in your mouth. Chew the yummy healthy goodness. It should be tasty because of the soy sauce and kimchi.
If you eat Korean food, you’ll know this recipe was inspired by samgyeopsal. Only, in samgyeopsal, you grill meat and that’s what you stuff in lettuce or perilla leaves together with onions, or mushrooms.
Romain lettuce – contains protein (7.7 grams per head), calcium (206mg per head), Omega-3 (44% RDA), Vitamin C (more than an orange), iron (6mg), Vitamin K and A, and B-Vitamins. It is a great antioxidant, and helps reduce colon and liver carginogens.
Kimchi – a great probiotic; some are calling it a superfood because it is packed with nutrients like Vitamin A, B Vitamins, iron, selenium, and calcium. It improves immunity, blood flow, and muscle growth.
Let food be they medicine. Moderation and variety are key.