Hello everyone! Hope you’re all doing well. Here’s what I woke up to this Tuesday morning:
That’s Canadian weather for ya. Oh well, suck it up and move on. Before I forget, I’ve been meaning to tell you that WordPress recovered my lost comments from one of my posts a while back. I had published a post, gotten comments for it, went back and tried to add a link to a giveaway on the same post, and lost all my comments. Although they were unable to recover every comment, they did recover most of them. They told me that other people had comments erased on that day as well and it was nothing that I did that caused the comments to get erased and apologized. So thank you WordPress for replying back to my email and recovering what you could.
Anyways, I made this tofu dish last week.
And boy was it delicious! If it looks familiar, it’s probably cause you saw it on the lovely Jessie’s post @ The Happiness in Health. If you want the full recipe just click on the link. Not only is this girl one of the most sincere bloggers you’ll find in the blogosphere, but she also has pretty awesome, nutritious recipes. Please drop by her blog and say hi when you get a chance. I promise you won’t be disappointed. I’m so happy to have become friends with her through this wonder world of blogging. She was also sweet enough to pass the “I Love Your Blog” award on to me. Thank you so much Jessie! You don’t know how happy this makes me feel to receive an award from you 😀 If I were to make a list of the bloggers I want to pass this award on to, the list would probably never end so instead I’m passing this award on to all of my readers and all the blogs I’ve ever visited and commented on. If I didn’t love your blog I wouldn’t be reading and commenting on it.
I was also lucky enough to receive this award:
This award was passed on to me from the CookNGs sisters @ cookng. Thank you for thinking of me ladies 😀 These sweet sisters love to share their wonderful recipes, restaurant reviews, and stories. If you love food, they have some pretty great recipes so please drop by their blog and say hi when you get a chance.
Here are the rules:
1. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
2. List who gave the award to you and use a link to her blog (or hyperlink).
3. List 10 things that make you happy.
4. Pass the award on to other bloggers and visit their blog to let them know about the award.
Because this is my second time to have the honor of receiving this award, I’m going to link numbers 3 & 4 back to my previous award post here. And to show my appreciation to the CookNgs sisters I’d like to share this stir-fried water spinach with fermented tofu (AKA fu yu ong choy) recipe with them cause a little birdie told me how much they love fu yu, and with all of you as well.
- 1 batch water spinach (ong choy)
- 1 Tbsp chopped garlic
- 2 Tbsp cooking oil
- 2 Tbsp white cooking wine
- 1 or 2 chopped red chili peppers (optional)
fermented tofu sauce:
- 3 or 4 cubes fermented tofu
- 1 tsp chicken or vegetable broth powder
- 1 Tbsp corn starch
- 3/4 cup water
In a bowl mash up 4 cubes of fermented tofu with a fork and stir until you achieve a smooth consistency. Add the chicken broth powder, corn starch, and water. Mix and stir the ingredients together trying to get rid of as many lumps as possible. Set aside for later use.
In a wok heat up 2 tablespoons cooking oil on high heat. Add garlic and cook until the garlic starts to turn golden brown. Add the water spinach along with 2 tablespoons cooking wine. Toss the water spinach around until fully cooked (all the stem and leaves have turned a dark green colour).
Turn the heat down to medium. Add the fermented tofu sauce and the red chili pepper (I chose to leave the chili pepper out because of my kiddies but I highly recomend adding them). Stir the sauce around until it has coated all the water spinach. Turn off the heat and plate.
If you do decide to make this dish, I really hope you enjoy it as it is my favorite veggie dish to make and order at restaurants.
And last but not least, the lovely Leah @ Why Deprive shared this award with me. If you’re one of the lucky ones who have discovered her blog then you’ll know what a pleasure it is to read everyday. And if you’re a dog lover like me, she often shows pics of her cute doggie. This girl writes rain or shine and she’s not afraid to speak the truth. I appreciate your honesty on your blog Leah so it actually means a lot to me to receive this award from you! Thank you so much!
So heres how it works, I list some random facts about myself, and then I pass this award on to some other bloggers.
Here are my random facts:
- I LOVE dogs. I used to have a Min Pin but he passed away a couple of years ago and I can’t wait till my kiddies get older so I can get another dog.
- I have theme songs of kiddie shows like Dora, Ni Hao Kai-lan, Wonderpets, etc. running through my head all day….sigh.
- I’m learning to not have the urge to straighten everything on the table 😉
I’m just going to list 3 since this is a pretty long post and I don’t want to bore you if I haven’t already.
Here are my nominees:
Aletheia @ The (incr)edible life of la fille naturelle
Devaki @ Weave a Thousand Flavors
Natasha @ 5 Star Foodie Culinary Adventures
Lazaro @ Lazaro Cooks
Once again, please do not feel that you need to participate. I just wanted to pass this award on to you to let you know how much I love your yummy food blog. That’s it for today everyone. Hope you’re having a great week so far. Until next time friends and family.