Fortunes have changed for me, but all good things must come to an end. Over the past year, I've come to appreciate the bad that comes with good, but even moreso, the good that comes with the bad. I've grown a fair degree over the past year and I'll welcome the lack of stability and consistency as a way of keeping things interesting.
Anyway, given that at some point in my life, I was a poor college student I have this natural switch I can move to when I feel the need to save more money:
more cooking - less eating out
more tofu - less meat
Following this example after realizing that I was spending a lot of money eating out, planning out my meals and cooking at home more opened up funds to allow me move into the percentage of Americans who don't have credit card debt. Yay!
Anyway, here is the base:
1/2 block medium firm tofu
1.5 cups broccoli florets
3 tbsp soy sauce mixed with 1/2 cup water
1 tsp mustard
Cube the block of tofu and toss into a pan of hot canola oil. Toss occasionally until the tofu is a light yellow.
Add all the broccoli florets, soy sauce water mix and cover. Steam until the broccoli is tender.
Add the mustard. Mix. remove heat. Enjoy with rice and a small side of kimchi.