Like Lemonade and Tofu


Audrey sipping lemonade from her favorite EcoJarz container

Anyone who knows both Angela and Audrey will say that they are very different. Audrey is like lemonade, sweet and universally liked. Angela is more like tofu. It’s a good sensible food, one that won’t raise your blood sugar or give you cavities. But let’s just say it’s more of an acquired taste… some people think it’s boring health food, some people think it’s hippie feed, and some people love it.

Gangnam Style dancing in public with a straight face

Gangnam Style dancing in public with a straight face. Like I said, an acquired taste.

Today, true to their natures, Audrey whipped up some lemonade and Angela made tofu. A lovely mix, really, with the perfect combination of sweet and savory.


Just like my daughters.


Angela chastised me for using white rice in this photo. Some childish prattle about high GI and causing diabetes or galactic implosion or something. It’s purely for the aesthetic, I told her after swallowing a large spoonful of the pure white pillowy starch.

Spiced Tofu with Spiralized Zucchini Ingredients:

15 oz. firm tofu (sliced)

2 small zucchinis

10 grape tomatoes

1 stalk green onion

2 cloves garlic

3 teaspoons sesame oil or any cooking oil

1 tablespoon oyster sauce (or “oyster-flavored” shiitake sauce)

1/4 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds (optional)

1 dash red chili pepper flakes


Spiced Tofu with Zoodles is a satisfying meal on its own.



Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a nonstick pan and sear the sliced tofu pieces on medium high until slightly golden, about 3 minutes on each side.  Sprinkle the chili pepper on the tofu while searing.  Set aside.

Spiralize your zucchini. If you don’t have a vegetable spiralizer, you can use a vegetable peeler, mandoline, or knife to get your zucchini into noodle-like strips. Use the remaining oil to lightly sauté your garlic until aromatic. Add the zucchini and and cook for 1 – 2 minutes.  Mix in grape tomatoes and the seared tofu.  Give it a few good stir.  Turn off the stove and add the oyster sauce. Stir until well coated.  Top with chopped green onion and sesame seeds.  Serve immediately with rice.


Lemonade, crunchy ice, sip it once, sip it twice…

Sugar-Free Lemonade Ingredients:

2 cups xylitol

1 cup hot water

2 cups fresh lemon juice (we juiced our Meyer lemons just this morning!)

1 gallon cold water

1 sliced lemon


Dissolve xylitol in hot water. Add lemon juice and water, stirring well until thoroughly mixed. Garnish with slices of lemon.

5 thoughts on “Like Lemonade and Tofu

  1. 评价人是不礼貌的。不过老大和老二应该看不懂吧?她们好好看。老大气质娴静,老二气质明朗。老大倔强的下巴有点像陈老师哥哥给陈老师画的素描,下巴坚毅,很像哲学家。不管陈老师本人是否真的有成体系的哲学思想,反正画上就是这样感觉。


  2. 新浪博客上有个“F5的神秘花园”的博客。那家5个孩子,可好玩儿了。那家的老二也是不爱吃饭。老大则非常爱吃。就像我家。


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