Also, flirting with the E2 Diet. Have you seen the documentary "Forks Over Knives"? It presents a lot of evidence for a whole foods, low fat, plant based diet. The E2 Diet is short for Engine Two Diet - an Austin firefighter got his whole firehouse to go basically animal protein free and watched their cholesterol and weight plummet. It's tough - no meat, no diary, no added fat. I can do it about 75% of the time. My sister Emily is also interested, and Anthony eats the food, too, since he lives with me. Stuff like this wrap with hummus, sautéed onions and red peppers with fresh spinach tossed in balsamic.
Or this black bean taco with sautéed zucchini and tomatoes.
What has really impressed me is that my parents have also joined in, and are more faithful to the diet than me. Previously committed meat eaters, they both say they feel better on the diet, and my dad is hoping to eliminate his cholesterol meds. I am so proud of them for trying something so radically new.
So, here is an easy weeknight Tofu Recipe we enjoy around here a lot, with one of my Dad's favorite ingredients, Teriyaki Sauce!
First, I like to drain my tofu to make it firmer. This is a large package of firm tofu, diced, and placed on tea towels.
Put another tea towel on top,