Baby, it’s cold outside! About 8″ of fresh snow is lying peacefully across my yard and the temperature is 0 degrees! Soup and a few dozen cups of tea are a priority today!
This soup is loaded with the goodness of leeks which have been shown to help improve digestion, combat heart disease, reduce inflammation, and even help fight against cancer.
It comes together rather quickly and is just as good on days 2 and 3 as it is on day 1!
Before becoming vegan, my husband loved eating fried shrimp, and especially enjoyed coconut shrimp. I went through a few renditions of trying to perfect an air-fried version using tofu and think this simple approach is one worth sharing.
The nutritional profile of this dish is amazing. Coconut is high in fiber and low in carbs and is notable for helping control blood sugar levels and containing antioxidants that help combat the destruction of cells.
If you are like me and prefer savory to sweet, use UNSWEETENED Coconut and serve with a tangy sweet sauce such as a pineapple pepper or Sweet Chili Sauce. To keep it simple, top the air-fried tofu with some freshly squeezed lime juice and omit the sauce altogether.
Coconut milk is some kind of wonderful. However, due to the recent discovery by PETA that a Thai company was abusing monkeys by forcing them to pick coconuts from the trees. “The animals were kept tethered, chained to old tires, or confined to cages barely larger than their bodies, deprived of any semblance of a life,” said PETA.
Any coconut milk purchased from Chaokoh, and other Thai coconut milk producers, represents the misery of a chained-up monkey,” according to PETA EVP Tracy Reiman. Thanks to PETA’s efforts, Kroger, Albertsons, Safeway, Wegmans, Costco, Target, Food Lion, and Stop & Shop have suspended the sale of Chaokoh coconut milk.
Other brands, located in Thailand, use this same horrid practice, but PETA investigations revealed that is only happening in Thailand. A good rule of thumb is to avoid any canned coconut milk from Thailand.
This dish can be used with different vegetables. And if you are not a fan of Herbs de Provence, feel free to substitute cumin/oregano/garlic powder.