Jack is Cooking Tofu with Cashew Nuts

Well Hello Internet!

Today i have a Thai recipe to share.  You may recall seeing this at your local Thai establishment as Chicken with Cashew Nuts.  Its pretty good with chicken, but i find it much easier to keep Tofu in my fridge, as it has quite a longer shelf life.  It’s a pretty good substitute if you fry it up first.  Feel free to use chicken if you want for the original version.
Here’s what you’ll need to make it the tofu way:

Half a Block of Tofu (cubed, and fried until golden and crispy)
2 tbspns of Cashew nuts (lightly fried)
1/2 an onion (sliced in moon slivers)
2-3 dried red chillies
2 cloves garlic
cherry tomatoes  (optional)

spring onion (optional garnish)

for the sauce:
1 tbspn oyster sauce
1/2 tbspn soy sauce
1/2 tbspn fish sauce
1/2 tbspn ketchup
1/2 tbspn chilli sauce
a couple of drops black soy sauce
1/2 tspn sugar
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1.  heat some oil in a pan, and add the garlic and red chillies.  When the garlic begins to brown a little add in the tofu.  (if you are going to use chicken, this is when to add the raw chicken,  cook it until it is cooked  90% through)

2.  add the onions, cherry tomatoes, and cashews

Onions, Tofu and Cashew Nuts
3. while the onions are cooking, mix all the sauce ingredients together:

Sauce

4.  Add the sauce to the pan, with a little water.  Stir and fry to mix together.

Veggies, Sauced

5. Serve with Rice, and garnish with green onions if you have them!

Tofu and Cashew Nuts with Rice

And That’s it!  a super easy thai dish to make, with very little ingredients.

mmmm mmmm delicious

Jack is Cooking Kale and Tofu with Tahini Sauce

Well Hello Internet!
on thursday night i made a delicious quick stir fry!  a nice relief after eating so many pastries and BBQ!  
this ones pretty easy and super delicious to make.  
heres what you need:
tofu (cut up into small cubes)
kale
garlic
olive oil
hot sesame oil
soy sauce
brown rice vinegar
sriracha sauce
tahini
sesame seeds
so first!  i heated up some 4 tablespoons of olive oil with 1 tablespoon of hot sesame oil added to it.  when it was real nice and hot i added in the tofu
The trick here is to get the tofu really nice and krispy.  this is attainable but it really takes some patience.  also i have found that while yes it will stick a little bit, if you wait long enough it unsticks!
after the tofu becomes nice and brown and krispy- add in the garlic and the kale
once the kale has cooked down just a little bit (you don’t want to over cook it!  just cook it just enough)
its time to add in the sauces.  so i put in 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of tahini, 1 tablespoon of brown rice vinegar, and 1 teaspoon of sriracha and then sprinkled a bunch of sesame seeds on top!
and there you have it!
i ate it plain, but you could cook some rice, or some quinoa, or some millet to go along with it!
mmmm mmmm delicious!

Jack is Cooking Pad Thai




i’ve been away traveling. so i’ve decided to cook something i learned in my travels. pad thai.

pad thai is super easy. here’s what you’ll need
rice noodles
tofu or chicken
1 egg
green onions
bean sprouts (about a handful)
2 tbspns pad thai sauce (you can find this stuff in most big grocery stores. stop and shop and whole foods both have them i know it!)
1 tbspn fish sauce
soy sauce
1 tbspn sugar
chili sauce (optional)
crushed peanuts
lime juice