Jess Finds Balance

My journey to finding a healthy balance with eating, exercise, and life in general

Asian Stirfry and a Swedish Flick August 21, 2010

Filed under: Food — jessfindsbalance @ 7:05 pm
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Considering that my stomach is still acting up, I took it easy with my eats for the rest of the afternoon. While watching Leap Year, which I found to be quite terrible, I snacked on a small bowl of cherries:

An apple with a tablespoon of almond butter:

Homemade whole wheat tortilla chips:

To make these, I heat up my toaster oven or regular oven to 375 degrees, then cut store-bought tortillas into triangles. Next, I spray a pan with some pam and layer the tortilla triangles on top. I don’t spray them or add anything, although I’ve done salt and paprika, both of which were delicious. I bake them for about 3 or 4 minutes, keeping a close eye on them, and take them out when they look golden brown.

For dinner, I’d been planning on making a Thai coconut curry stirfry that I was originally going to make on Wednesday, but with my stomach woes, I decided against a coconut curry sauce and went with oyster and soy sauce instead.

Veggies included:

  • shitake mushrooms, sliced
  • snow peas
  • roasted eggplant slices
  • chopped onion
  • zucchini
  • roasted kabocha squash

I added a bit of sesame oil to a pan over medium-high heat. I sauteed these for about 5 minutes, then added Nasoya cubed super firm tofu. Before cooking with these, I always try to get as much liquid out as I can by wrapping them in a paper towel and putting a plate on top to really express the liquid. Anyway, I added the tofu and let them brown.

Next, I added some oyster sauce, soy sauce and ginger to the mix:

Served over some brown rice:


I brought out the chopsticks…


…but also used this guy for back-up. It turns out I was able to use the chopsticks for my entire meal!

Dave & I are off to see The Girl Who Played with Fire. While my mom was recovering from surgery this spring, she read the Stieg Larsson books and highly recommended them. While we haven’t read them yet (they are waiting for me on the bookshelf!), we saw the first movie, The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo and absolutely loved it. It was a great mystery thriller. I liked the style of cinematography the used, which probably had something to do with the fact that it was produced in Sweden. Tonight, we’re going to see the second movie in the trilogy. Hope you’re enjoying your Saturday night!

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