Saturday, June 14, 2008

Spiced Couscous with Curry Tofu

This is a Middle-Eastern-flavored dish, which is so easy that anyone who can boil water can make it!

Many stores offer flavored tofu. If yours does not, just use regular firm tofu.

2 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins
1 tablespoon dried onion flakes (I skipped this)
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1 1/3 cups whole-grain couscous
1 pound curry-flavored tofu, diced (I actually used Szechuan and it was good)

Heat chicken broth, curry, cinnamon, raisins, onion flakes, and garlic to boiling over high heat. Add couscous and tofu; stir. Cover and let stand, unheated, 5 minutes before serving. Voila.

My only complaint about this dish is that I can't eat more of it!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Oreo Cookie Pudding

1 package Oreo cookies
2 Large boxes vanilla instant pudding
5 cups milk (whole milk works best)
1 8oz container Cool Whip
1 8oz cream cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Soften cream cheese at room temp. Crush cookies and put half in the bottom of a large serving bowl, set aside. Mix softened cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth, set aside. In a seperate bowl beat together milk and pudding mix, add to cream cheese and powdered sugar mixture, fold in Cool Whip. Put pudding on top of crushed cookies and top with remaining crushed cookies.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Flourless Chocolate Cake

4 oz unsweetened chocolate (or bittersweet)
1 stick of butter, cut into tablespoons
3/4 cup sugar
3 eggs

Melt chocolate with butter over low heat and stir until smooth. Remove from heat and whisk in sugar. Add eggs one at a time and whisk in. Pour mixture into greased 8 inch cake pan and bake for 15* minutes at 375 degrees, until a thin crust forms on the top.

Cut into triangles and serve with whipped cream, or just eat it with a fork. Yum.

*the original recipe says 25 minutes, but this was too long for me. I dunno.