When in need of comfort…

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We turn to our friends. We turn to our family. We turn to delicious food.

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The last couple of days I’ve been up in Maine wishing I could turn back time. And that comfort food could truly comfort in even the most difficult times.

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Truth is, it can’t. But sharing delicious food with friends and family can comfort. So this is my plea to you to spend more time sharing delicious food and making memories with your family and friends. You can start by making this delicious dish:

{Tofu, Spinach, Carrots and Rice Noodles in a Peanut-Coconut Sauce}

  • 6 ounces rice noodles, cooked and drained
  • 3 c spinach, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1 block tofu, pressed to remove liquid and cubed
  • 1 t sesame oil

For the sauce:

  • 1/2 c light coconut milk
  • 3 T smooth peanut butter
  • 2 T soy sauce
  • 5 T rice vinegar
  • 2 T honey or maple syrup
  • 1 T grated ginger
  • 1/4 t chili flakes
  • 1/4 unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Cook rice noodles according to package directions. Set aside.

Combine all ingredients for the sauce in a food processor and combine. Set aside.

In a large pan, heat sesame oil over medium-high heat. Add tofu and cook until starting to brown. Add spinach and carrots. Continue to cook over heat until spinach has wilted.

Add sauce to tofu and vegetable mixture. Stir. Let sauce warm for a few minutes then pour tofu/vegetable/sauce mixture over rice noodles. Serve.

*yield about 4 servings

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