1 tablespoon Sambal Oelek (chili and garlic sauce)
1 tablespoon Spicy Bean Paste (Korean hot sauce)
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup sugar (optional)
1/2 cup carrot, small diced
1/2 cup onion, small diced
1/2 cup red bell pepper, small diced
1/2 cup zucchini, small diced
1 tablespoon peanut or olive oil
1/4 cup macadamia nuts or peanuts
Place the water packed tofu in the freezer overnight. Using tofu that has been frozen first will give this dish a meatier feel. Freezing makes the texture of tofu chewier, which resembles chicken. Thaw the tofu by leaving it out all day or in the microwave for a few minutes. Once thawed, squeeze the tofu between your hands over a bowl to catch all the water that will come out. It will feel like squeezing a sponge dry. The more water you get out, the more the tofu will absorb the flavors of the sauce. Slice the tofu in to bite-sized cubes and fry in the peanut oil until golden brown. Set aside.
Next, make the Kung Pao sauce. Combine all the sauce ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well, then set aside. Adjust the sauce to your taste by adding more hot sauce if you want the sauce to be hotter, and less sugar to take away some sweetness.
Cut all the vegetables into same size pieces so that they will cook evenly. You can use all your favorite vegetables, these are just a suggestion. In a sauté pan heat the peanut oil and sauté the vegetables. Just be sure to add the thicker ones, like carrots, first and let cook for two minutes. Then the onion and bell peppers for another two minutes. Add delicate vegetables like zucchini last and only cook briefly or they will get mushy and lose vitamins. Add the golden tofu cubes and mix gently. Now add the sauce, a little at a time, until you get the desired coating. Let the mixture simmer for a few minutes to reduce the sauce and thicken it. For the final touch, sprinkle with macadamia nuts for a truly local flair, or peanuts. Serve over jasmine rice and enjoy!
I am not a vegan but, I do prefer foods that are healthy for my heart and body. This new year I am going to make my plate colorful so, when I upload more pictures of healthy food ideas I am going to make it colorful because food has color.
Want soft shiny hair on the daily basis? Well keep reading on to find out more on how to treat your hair the way it was meant to be.
Deep condition your hair with mayonnaise. This is an easy way to get moisture and shine back into your hair.
Smear real, organic mayonnaise through your dry hair. For the folks with oily scalp and skin, don’t rub it into your scalp or too close to your hairline. and make sure to really work it into the ends.
The amount depends on the thickness and the texture of your hair. Oily hair and scalps need less mayonnaise; drier hair will need more.
Wash your hands, then wrap your hair in a shower cap or plastic bag. A towel on your head will also help contain it, though you’ll have to wash the towel afterwards.
Keep it like that for about an hour. Rinse your hair, then shampoo it. Style your hair the way you normally do.
Hibiscus Paste Hair Treatment
Herbs are used to restore the healthy texture of hair. This time wash a few hibiscus leaves and place them into a medium-sized container. Pour a tiny amount of water in the container and let the leaves soak for 10 minutes.
Then put these ingredients into a blender until you get a fine paste. Apply the treatment on your tresses and leave it on for 20 minutes. The last step is to wash your hair with lukewarm water. Enjoy the silky smooth feel of your hair.
Using the Mayo treatment alongside the Hibiscus paste will make you hair the envy of all people.
Beauty is really not everything what are you suppose to do on those day that you are bored out of your mind? Well here are three beauty mask or facials that you can use to break the boring days apart.
1. Turmeric Powder and Orange Juice Facial
Eliminate dead skin cells from the depth of your pores with this simple treatment. In a bowl mix 2 tbs of turmeric powder with 1 tbs of orange juice. Massage the paste into your skin for 4-5 minutes. Then leave the facial on for 10 minutes and finally rinse it off with cold water. In order to have a radiant and spotless complexion it is important to unclog your pores and keep your skin free from sebum excess and grime.
2. Almond and Dried Lemon Peel Facial
Use the following face pack recipes to protect your complexion from blackheads and pimples. In a bowl mix 2 tbs of ground almond with 1 tbs of dried lemon peel.
Then add a tiny amount of milk just to obtain the ideal texture. Spread the facial uniformly all over your face and leave it on for 15 minutes for a revitalizing effect.
3. Aloe Vera and Tea Tree Oil Facial
Cleanse your skin with this natural facial recipe. Apply a tiny amount of organic aloe vera gel and 2 drops of tea tree oil on a cotton pad. Rub this mixture into your pores and leave the treatment on for 10 minute. The final step is to wash off the facial with cold water to close your pores. Use this deep-cleansing remedy on a regular basis for a flawless complexion.