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C'mon Juggie, let's get healthy!

india Updated: May 26, 2012 19:02 IST
Maria Goretti
Maria Goretti
Hindustan Times
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I Love travelling, sometimes feel that I may have been A GYPSY IN MY PAST LIFE!!!



....And a new place is always bliss and if it's a city that I have been to often then I'm happier than ever because I just fit in like it was yesterday...



Well frankly from the time I got interested in the process of cooking and all it entails...(because before I was only interested in eating), I now love visiting the fresh produce markets and love buying all kinds of ingredients and making something out of it...


Well at the moment I'm in Frisco, Texas and keep going grocery shopping with my sis...I love it...



And am so happy every time I find some thing yummy in the market...



Well frankly, from the time I have reached her place I have been devouring all her dark chocolate and she has been devouring Hagen-daz coffee flavoured ice-cream and my bro-in law...the cool guy who is magic with kids, food, cleaning and family....well he has been providing me with all the sinful (and according to me necessary evils of life) portions that I promise myself every morning that I am not touching ...EVER...



So as Juggie and I were shopping I found "SILKEN TOFU"'...now this to me is just awesome because I simply love tofu... (that reminds me I really need to go to Bangkok on holiday ) and most of the times , what I have picked up back home ...has been anything but silken...So I told Juggie that ....this is it, we are eating healthy and that's that...so I picked up ...



Silken Tofu 1 packet


Cherry tomatoes ...that still had the stalks on them..


Orange coloured peppers..


Crispy snow peas..


Asparagus..That was tall slender and soooo fresh


Broccoli..That my sis immediately said ...I'm not eating that...


Courgette.....My bro-in-law was like...that's just too many vegetables..


Prawns ...to pacify the meat eating ALBUQUERQUE family


Chicken stock 250 ml


Oyster sauce 3 tbsp


Soy sauce 1 tbsp


Garlic...3 ..Thinly sliced


Ginger ...about an inch long..


Salt to taste



The final product: Come on Juggie let's get Healthy

I cut the asparagus, broccoli's and courgettes and kept them aside.....about a small bowl each..


Then power boiled the vegetables for less than a minute separately...except the peppers. And kept them aside.....


In a pan added a table spoon of vegetable oil and warmed it slightly , to this added the garlic and sautéed it a lovely crispy brown, added the stock and brought to a slight boil, added the ginger ...


To this boiling liquid added the soy and a tablespoon of the oyster sauce. Let it simmer for 30 seconds ..


Then added the prawns ..Shut it for a minute and a half and let it cook..


Then added all the vegetables except the peppers, and added the remaining 2 tablespoons of oyster sauce and gave it a little stir...closed the dish to retain all the aroma....



In another pan added a tea-spoon of butter and a little vegetable oil and very lightly tossed the Silken Tofu in it...



You can add the tofu to the cooked vegetables and add the peppers now so that it has a lovely crunch...my tofu was so soft that it all broke into bits...



Also you can make this dish with chilli oil and add those beautiful birds-eye chillis if you like it spicy...



You are done...spoon this hot aromatic prawn , tofu and garlic infused vegetables into your bowl and just go for it...you can also have it with just boiled rice or boiled egg noodles...but avoid it if you trying to go for the healthy option ...


It was crunchy and lightly flavoured and was just right, if you're looking for something light and healthy and something that does not put you to sleep...


I went shopping post this....PURE BLISS ...



I call this dish of mine, "COME ON JUGGIE LET'S GET HEALTHY"...


So here just for you is a lovely aromatic bowl of pure healthy energy, only from "Maria's Kitchen".

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