Food for Fuel: Sauteed Carrots with Seaweed, Ginger, and Tofu

December 17, 2008 at 9:53 am | Posted in Food, Nutrition, Rice, Quinoa, and Other Grains, Tofu, Vegetarian Entrees | 10 Comments

This week’s Blogger Secret Ingredient was picked by Catherine, and she picked carrots. I love carrots, but I never cook with them. I just buy big bags of baby carrots and throw them on salads or eat them by themselves. So, I had to look up a recipe, and I chose an adventurous one from Cooking Light: Sauteed Carrots with Seaweed, Ginger, and Tofu.

Yes, seaweed. I’ve never eaten seaweed, nor could I find it by itself, but I did find a Seaweed Salad at the sushi stand in my grocery store.

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It’s pretty and shiny and green, like mermaid hair.

I made the rest of the recipe as written, but omitted the salt and added mixed Asian blend frozen veggies. I used the pan fry method for the tofu like the recipe suggests, but I think I like the consistency of tofu better when it’s baked. When it came time to add the seaweed to the skillet, I added about half the seaweed salad.

And it smelled…suspicious. Like, I don’t know…something out of the ocean. I was skeptical, people, very skeptical. I began to wonder if I would be making another veggie burger for dinner, perhaps heating up some soup.

The finished product looked suspicious as well.

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But…this recipe has a 5-star rating on MyRecipes for a reason! It’s really quite good! I loved the ginger and carrot combination.

Nutrition of this Meal

This meal contains 8 ingredients on the World’s Healthiest Foods list (not including mixed frozen veggies):

  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Sea vegetables (a new one for me!)
  • Tofu
  • Sesame seeds
  • Brown rice
  • Ginger
  • Soy sauce
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  1. so cool and adventurous! was this filling?

  2. That sounds different and pretty good!

  3. I adore seaweed salad. However, your description of it as “suspicious” both in smell and appearance made me chortle gleefully. Mermaid hair indeed!

  4. Haha I would be suspicious as well… I’ve only had seaweed in miso soup or wrapped around my sushi. That sounds like a really cool dish though! Great submission!!

  5. Lacey: Not filling enough to keep me out of the cookie dough.

  6. Yum! Lokks great!

    Kelly Turner
    http://www.everygymsnightmare.com

  7. Looks good. I LOVE seaweed. I’ll have to try this sometime.

  8. i recently tried seaweed salad and it was great, so this is also tempting 😉

  9. That looks so good! I’ve never had seaweed before!!!

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