The Owl's Nest

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Bourbon-Glazed Baked Tofu With Spicy Roasted Red And Sweet Potatoes“I live in a city apartment and have neither backyard nor deck, therefore no access to a grill. This is my attempt to create a smoky, summery, barbecued tofu using just my little urban oven. I incorporated bourbon in the glaze as a nod to my husband who usually likes his over ice (he liked it this way, too) and maple syrup to play off the whiskey’s natural sweetness. The spicy potatoes are a must. To really up the ante, try making a garlic aioli in which to dip them, and serve corn on the cob with herbed butter to round out the meal.”Photo Credit: Nicole Spiridakis for NPR Nicole Spiridakis explains how to make an anything-but-rubbery homemade tofu, and shares some delicious ways to prepare it, including:- Hiyayakko (Japanese Cold Tofu) - Shiitake-Spinach Udon - Bourbon-Glazed Baked Tofu With Spicy Roasted Red And Sweet Potatoes - Edamame Herbed Tofu Dip 
and last, but certainly not least, Chocolate-Tofu Pudding!“I like a good, rich chocolate pot de creme as much as the next person. But in the interest of health, I don’t have that particular treat every day (more like once a week). Still, I do like a dessert after dinner, and I always like chocolate. This chocolate-tofu pudding is a revelation. It contains not a drop of cream (if you’re vegan, make sure to get vegan chocolate chips) but is appropriately decadent nonetheless.” READ IT ALL HERE —Daisy

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Bourbon-Glazed Baked Tofu With Spicy Roasted Red And Sweet Potatoes

“I live in a city apartment and have neither backyard nor deck, therefore no access to a grill. This is my attempt to create a smoky, summery, barbecued tofu using just my little urban oven. I incorporated bourbon in the glaze as a nod to my husband who usually likes his over ice (he liked it this way, too) and maple syrup to play off the whiskey’s natural sweetness. The spicy potatoes are a must. To really up the ante, try making a garlic aioli in which to dip them, and serve corn on the cob with herbed butter to round out the meal.”

Photo Credit: Nicole Spiridakis for NPR

 Nicole Spiridakis explains how to make an anything-but-rubbery homemade tofu, and shares some delicious ways to prepare it, including:

- Hiyayakko (Japanese Cold Tofu) 
- Shiitake-Spinach Udon 
- Bourbon-Glazed Baked Tofu With Spicy Roasted Red And Sweet Potatoes 
- Edamame Herbed Tofu Dip 

and last, but certainly not least, Chocolate-Tofu Pudding!



“I like a good, rich chocolate pot de creme as much as the next person. But in the interest of health, I don’t have that particular treat every day (more like once a week). Still, I do like a dessert after dinner, and I always like chocolate. This chocolate-tofu pudding is a revelation. It contains not a drop of cream (if you’re vegan, make sure to get vegan chocolate chips) but is appropriately decadent nonetheless.”

 READ IT ALL HERE

 —Daisy


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The First 70: Closing Parks In California

The state of California is set to close 70 state parks in an effort to save money (which is a bad idea in itself and probably won’t work). This means that thousands of acres of natural history and beauty will no longer be maintained.

But the parks will not be erased. Instead, they will just lose their protectors, left to rot and deteriorate. How will we save them from polluters now? From vandals? From fire? How will we preserve these unspoiled lands and the life they contain?

The First 70 is a film project to draw attention to this misguided effort. Visit their site to find out how you can see the film and what you can do to help.

California, this is a terrible idea.