Colorful, veggie-packed, full of texture, vibrant and fun, with minimal oil and gluten-free (soy sauce is optional), this tofu-packed twist on the classic Americanized Chinese Chicken Salad is better, in my humble opinion. The traditional salad typically includes chow mein noodles for crunch - which often include not-so-great ingredients, like partially hydrogenated oils (yes, even today - go figure). I’ve replaced those with sesame crackers, which also add extra sesame goodness. I love the little crunch of the almonds and fresh veggies paired with the li’l-bit-crisp-on-the-outside-and-soft-on-the-inside tofu and the bigger crunch of the crackers.Read more
Have you ever tried a rum ball?
When I was in high school, my friends and I had a phase when we would run down to the local bakery after school and get a treat. That's where I discovered that rum balls were a thing. These babies were gigantic spheres of chocolatey goodness that had kind of a slightly chewy, cakey-cookie dough ganache center and smacked of rum. They were not the chocolate kisses I'd grown up with. My food world opened up a notch. I was smitten. I had to take each one home in a box so that I could slowly savor every bite. Pure bliss. Yeah, maybe the bakery should have thought to card me. Even though the rum ball I'd bring home was about the size of a golf ball, I don't think there was that much rum in there. But probably a good thing I waited until I was home to eat it.Read more