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Wednesday, October 26th, 2005
4:06 pm
I don't know about anyone else , but I am finding that roasted unsalted peanuts are pretty cheap and are great snacks to fend off the mid-day munchies....
Friday, October 21st, 2005
3:15 pm
I tried this one last night... it rocked!
What you need:

Large non-stick fry pan
A clean dish towel or paper towels

1 cup snow peas ( chopped into matchstix)
1 cup leeks ( I used bok choy ) (chopped into matchstix)
1 red bell pepper ( chopped into matchstix)
1 pound of hard / firm tofu

Canola Oil
Sesame Seeds
Light soy sauce
cooking sheery
sugar substitute

Step 1. Slice the tofu into 16 strips..( 1 oz per strip) and place them in between dish towels , then put a baking sheet on top. Place two large canned items on top of sheet. This presses the excess moisture out ofthe tofu... let it sit for 10 to 20 mins, till tofu is not sloppy wet.

Step 2. Put a tablespoon of Canola Oil in the fry pan and get it hot! While it's heating up, spread sesame seeds on a plate, take each tofu strip and coat it with sesame seeds. When strip is coated , place it into the hot oil to fry.

Step 3. Flip the tofu strips when the sesame seeds on the bottom get brown.

Step 4. Take out the tofu strips when done and place them on a serving plate.

Step 5. Add in another table spoon or so of canola oil, then add in the leeks ( or the bok choy ), Stir fry them for about 60 - 90 seconds.

Step 6. Ad in the snow peas and the red peppers. Stir fry everything for another 2-3 miniutes.

Step 7. Combine 1 tablespoon of sherry, one table spoon of light soy sauce, and about 1/8 teaspoon of sugar substitute in a seperate bowl.

Step 8. Pour sauce bowl contents into veggies and stir sry the mix for another 2-3 mioniutes. The pour entire fry pan contents over the tofu...

SERVES 4 portions at 9 grams of carb per serving.
Tuesday, June 28th, 2005
10:34 am
Here's a cheap but yummy Atkins friendly meal with a Thai flavor:

1 can waterchestnuts (I believe it's about 8 ounces.) = 1 carb
a handful of snow peas = 2 carbs
Mongolian Sesame Fire Oil = 0 carbs
any sort of spices for flavor

Put the waterchestnuts and snow peas is a wok or pan set at medium high to high temperature. Throw in about 2 tablespoons of the oil and cook until vegetables have reached the desired doneness. Sprinkle with any spice you like.

It's perfect for lunch or a snack. And cheap. Total cost for all of this is less than 5 dollars. As an added treat, you can also throw in some bean sprouts. A handful has less than 1 carb. :)

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