Monday, June 22, 2015

Fast Monday Recipe - Get Summer Started With Ease - vegan, vegetarian, macrobiotic, paleo, gluten free recipe

Happy Summer!  As the official start went along with Father's Day, you might not have gotten to the market and are now wondering what to have for an easy meal today.  Gourmet fast food in a flash, is simple to do, when you know how foods are put together.

It's one thing to know how different food items work in the body to create energy, vitality, and your sexiest self.  It is another skill to have the ability to make delicious food fast and healthy.  This is the part where many people toss in the dish towel and head for the drive thru.  If that's you - book a single session today and get coaching that you will use for the rest of your life.  Having a few extra skills on how to feed yourself will go a long long way.  Feel great this summer and forever.

Here is one idea that you can do with just about any vegetable in place of the asparagus.  Use garlic in place of onion, and basically customize to your liking.  Ume paste is not only delicious, it is highly aklalizing, is terrific for making flat stomachs and clearing away gas, indigestion, or even fatigue.  While it is very strong right out of the jar, it is mild when cooked into a mixture.  Plus it tastes great with cooling tofu and basil.

Asparagus Ume Tofu with Basil
Prep time: 6 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes

For each person:

5 stalks asparagus, washed and trimmed
2 oz. Tofu, cubed
1/2 small onion, sliced
1/4 Cup fresh basil leaves
1/2 tsp. umeboshi paste (you can find it in health food stores or Japanese markets - be sure to get one that is good quality like Mitoku and not one that uses artificial ingredients.)
Olive oil

Cut the asparagus spears in half.
Put a small amount of olive oil into a fry pan and saute the onion for a minute.
Add the rest of the ingredients and saute for another minute.
Put a lid on the pan and turn the heat to low.
Simmer for 7-8 minutes and stir.
Replace the lid and cook for a minute or two more.

Tip:  You may wish to add pepper - if there is not enough ume for your taste, you can always add more to your portion.  If there is too much for your taste - squeeze lemon on.

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