meatless monday — sweet & sour tofu with ginger noodles

hand me a pair of chopsticks so i can dig in

hand me a pair of chopsticks so i can dig in

on one of my many “work is canceled because of snow” days this winter, the activity i picked to do was to make homemade pasta. but why just make normal homemade noodles, let’s get creative folks. my decision to spice it up a bit was to add lots of ginger to my dough. the plan…..to create noodles that would go well with stir fry or any other asian dish i create. noodles were made, bagged and frozen. now it was time to use them. sweet and sour crispy tofu i thought would be a good dish to try with the noodles. i wanted to actually taste that ginger. i also made up a batch of steph’s cashew rangoon, although i substituted cashews for sun-dried tomatoes, and meatless monday was served. it was yum, no doubt, but next time more ginger is going into that dough.

Peep that cupcake…



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I saw this in a magazine last year and decided to make it — needless to say it was a little past Easter when I finally got around to Peeping up some¬†cupcakes (but you know Peeps, they keep for, oh, eternity). I’m not a huge Peep fan, in fact, I’d say I am a mild Peep fan. However, the second it’s added to a cupcake, I’m all in. The cute factor just gets me…

 

 

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These were Lemon cupcakes with homemade chocolate frosting. I loved the idea of the citrus and chocolate and the lemon with the yellow Peep. All you do is make any cupcake you are craving, ice it like normal and then, drumroll please….you stick the Peep on top. It totally stays! I call that Peep-tastic! I did add little chocolate chips around the Peep to make a subtle nest, but you could go all out and add coconut shavings or other nest like edibles.

 

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Have a Sweet Spring!