... Okay, and because of these annoying issues I have been putting my trashcan there so they can't park there. Of course they still move my trash so they can park! Anyway back to this morning. I hear the neighbor in his loud voice, "We've been having problems (fades off) trash can (fades off)." OMG, I was like what is this guy doing? So I got up out of bed and looked out the window and sure enough there was a cop! The cop wasn't there because of our parking issues, but because someone had broken into the neighbors car infront of my house. I freaked out- thought maybe they'd blame me for wanting them to move their damn car or something. THEN, I got even more freaked out because it could have been my car! I've had to deal with enough of that violation and recently too because they broke into my house while we were in Europe in December. So, all morning I have been stressing out about this. It makes me really want to sell my house! It may not seem like a big deal, but my husband works out of state so he's not always here and that makes it scary for me. I always stress about things...
Sorry about that rant, I just really need to vent to anyone and everyone who will lend an ear when I am having a stressful day. Ah, so the recipe, right!? Remember I told you I was doing the South Beach Diet? Well, it's going pretty good. I have lost 6lbs in one week and it hasn't been hell. I have been eating pretty good. The recipe I am posting today is more of a method I guess. I was watching Cooking Channel and they were showing a vegetarian cookout and these actually appealed to me. Eventhough I am not a big fan of Tofu- they turned out good! At first, I wanted to make my own teriyaki, but I knew I wasn't going to find vermouth or tamrin at the supermarket so I bought a ready made bottle. Not the sticky gooey sugar filled sauce, it's a light soysauce looking type (kikkoman brand), and I am sure this would be wonderful with any meat.
Teriyaki Tofu Kebabs
- Firm Tofu
- Bell Pepper
- 1/3 cup Teriyaki Sauce/Marinade
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
Cut the Tofu into small cubes and marinade in a bowl with the teriyaki and lemon juice for 30 minutes to an hour. While it is marinating cut the bell pepper into small peices that are about the same width as the tofu cubes, so you can put them on the skewers. Then it's assembly time! Alternate tofu and bell pepper down 2/3 of the skewer. You can cook these outside on the grill, stove top grill, or in a panini grill like I did. They don't take very long, but I really liked the ones that cooked for longer because the tofu was a little crunchy. After about 5 minutes on each side you should have beautiful grill marks and they should be ready. If you are substituting the tofu for any meat, it will take longer.
After the kebabs were done, I sauteed a little kimchi to serve along side it. SO GOOD. All I needed was a little rice, but I can't eat that- darnit!
I think next time I will try it with chicken.