Chinese New Year is just around the corner. On Friday January 31st, the world will welcome the Year of the Horse. Here in Baltimore, you can find a few parties happening. But just 30 miles south of us, in D.C., there’s a fabulous parade. Dancing dragons, fireworks. Amazing – worth seeing at least once in your life in some major city – New York and San Francisco also have famous celebrations.
Can’t get to the parade? Welcome the horse at home with this recipe for Slow Cooker Sweet & Sour Tofu. This recipe has a secret – frozen and thawed tofu. For those who have never tried this technique, it’s a good one. We use it all the time. When you freeze and thaw tofu before using it, the block holds its shape better; gains a different, firmer texture and absorbs flavor more as well. Just throw the tofu for this in the freezer when you get home. About four to six hours before you begin this recipe, let the tofu thaw on the counter. Really, it’s like magic. You’re going to want to use frozen and thawed tofu all the time once you try it.
This recipe is currently on the Sister Eden blog. Just click here and you can find it. And the best thing is – this recipe is REALLY easy. Like most slow cooker recipes, once the veggies are chopped up, all you need to do is toss everything in the slow cooker and walk away.
You can even serve this at a Chinese New Year party next week – it serves six people and is perfect over rice or noodles. It’s gluten-free too, as long as your soy sauce and ketchup are gluten free (check labels!) Want to see this meal again…? Yea, okay. 🙂
Click on over to Sister Eden’s blog. This tasty meal is waiting to help you welcome in the Year of the Horse!