Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Firey Habanero Baked Tofu

 Credits: Chili framed art from CSN. Their wall art and decor is a good starting place to get cool decor like this chili framed art for "fire-eater" friends and family.

My sister is a fire eater...well almost... she eats habaneros every day!   No meal is complete without a chili or two. She grows habaneros and bird's eye chili in her bedroom, even in the dead of winter!  The chilis are so pretty.  Bright red and orange fruits look like fairy lights amid the lush green leaves.  Charming but deadly hot!  A thin slice of habanero is all I can handle. But not her...see the slivers of orange habaneros in this tofu?  It looks like art to me but this is one of her firey creations.... tofu studded with habaneros! 

Firey Habanero Baked Tofu 
      1 block medium soft tofu
      2 habaneros
      salt and pepper
      sweet chili sauce
Slice the tofu. Make incisions and insert slivers of habanero.  Sprinkle kosher salt and pepper.  Spray Pam cooking spray over the tofu.  Broil at 350 F till tofu is crispy at the margins.  Serve with sweet chili sauce.  WARNING: This is really hot!  I tried a small piece of the tofu as far away from the habanero slices and my mouth was on fire for an hour!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Andy's Mexican Cornbread

Andy L. brought Mexican cornbread to potluck three weeks ago.  It was not a plain old Mexican cornbread with jalapenos and corn.  Stuffed it was!  Every bite had lots of jalapenos, kernel corn, cooked burger meat and GREEN BEANS!! Very healthy, so easy to make for dinner on a busy weekday and a meal on it's own!!

Kim N. and I found the handwritten recipe by Susan (Andy's wife) so cute so I'm posting it here. Just follow the instructions on the box of cornbread mix, add the rest of the ingredients and bake at 350 F!