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Lunch Box 578: The dark side of tofu


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Stir-fried to excess This lunch is almost an outtake. I present it here so you can learn from my misfortune.

The stir-fried teriyaki chicken and zucchini & onion stir-fry are both perfectly all right. However, the marinated, stir-fried tofu - which is below the soy sauce bottle - came out weird. My fridge occasionally has localized ice ages, and the block of tofu was frozen solid. I thawed and cooked it, but the freezing had made the texture strange and spongy. That wouldn't be a problem, except the sponginess allowed it to soak up way more of the teriyaki sauce than I had expected, making it a bit stronger-flavored than I like. So - don't let your tofu freeze, and if you do don't marinate it for very long.

On the other side I have mango and jackfruit, the flavors and textures of which differ more than the colors, and banana bread.

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