Chili Garlic Soy Curls

This recipe was inspired by Glue & Glitter’s Sweet-and-spicy Agave Sriracha Tofu Bites.

A couple handfuls of soy curls

2 teaspoons of sesame oil

1 teaspoon of EACH- garlic powder, onion powder

1 tablespoons of tamari

1 1/2 tablespoons of chili garlic sauce

1. Hydrate your soy curls in hot water for 10 mins.

2. Squeeze out as much water as possible.

3. Mix everything together EXCEPT the curls.

4. Toss in the soy curls, and make sure you coat all the pieces.

5. Put in airtight container overnight.

6. Haha who am I fooling, I can’t wait that long.

7. Turn your oven on the low heat, and cook the soy curls for a few hours, stirring them every once in a while.

8. Enjoy with some ranch dip. Check out my recipe for garlic ranch dip.

Garlic Ranch Dip

4-5 tablespoons of vegenaise, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder,  scant 1 teaspoon of each parsley and dill. Mix together and chill for at least 1/2 hr, it’s ideal to chill it for as long as you can hold out the next day is really good. (if it’s too strong for you, add more mayo. I’m a huge garlic and onion fan, and can’t believe not everyone is on board with that).

 

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Let me know what you think 🙂

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Sam’s Harvest Jerky

If I told you I’m embarrassed by how many packs of Sam’s Harvest Jerky I munched through that would be a lie. Take your favorite snack, you know the one you always HAVE to have,  maybe went to different stores or sent someone else to buy it for you because you don’t want people to judge? Yeah- Ok now times that by…. Ummm…. What is the highest number out there? Yeah, that’s how I feel about this insanely addictive snack.

The package says and I quote “Sam’s Harvest Jerky is the way to lasting energy for conquering mountains, crossing rivers, or navigating concrete jungles.” That is true, but I need to add that in the middle of kids fighting, the phone ringing, being buried under a mountain of paperwork, the boss nagging you about the looming deadline- Sam’s Harvest Jerky is my little piece of oasis. One bite of this and my taste buds will tune out  all that background noise and turn it into my happy place.

It has a nice mild yet slightly spicy blissful taste to it. If you wanted more heat, I’m sure you can always dip it in the rooster sauce. But why ruin a good thing? According to the (nutritional) facts it serves 4. This is where I doubt them. There’s no way it could possibly serve four. But maybe that’s  my greed of not wanting to share or save them for later.  I mean the whole bag is only 440 calories.

There’s 4 servings (1 oz, 28 grams) only 110 calories. Calories from fat 45. 7 grams of protein (14% daily value) and 15% iron. For detailed info visit Butler Foods. It’s made from Butler Soy Curls (whole non-GMO soybeans), oil (safflower, soy), unsulphured molasses, vinegar, organic tamari, hydrolyzed corn protein, maltodextrin, hydrolyzed soy protein, natural smoke flavour, onion dried, red pepper, carrageenan, garlic dried, citric acid, spices, potassium sorbate.

You can buy this from Butler Foods website, or if you get lucky like I did- you can find them in one of your favorite locally owned stores. Butler, did send me some to try, and sometimes I wish they didn’t. Jerky is something I wouldn’t normally buy, but seeing this was free I thought- why not try it? Now I’m hooked. More stores should carry this product.

I’m going to leave you with some eye candy – I need to grab another handful and go conquer the rest of my day.

Have you tried these before? If not, what are you waiting for?

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