Side Dishes

Braised Celery

Braised Celery
by Kristina, Mountain Solid, Water Reflecting Sangha

Ingredients

8 stalks of celery, scrubbed and ends trimmed (chop and reserve leaves)
1/2 cup of vegetable stock
1 tbsp sesame (or other) oil
Sea salt and black pepper to taste
Optional seasonings (e.g., nutmeg, smoked paprika)

Directions

1. Cut celery into 1-inch slices on the diagonal.
2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add celery and seasonings. Cook until celery starts to become tender.
3. Add broth, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes. Uncover and cook for 5 minutes longer, allowing the broth to reduce and celery to caramelize a bit.
4. Garnish with chopped leaves and serve immediately.

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Fried Tofu with Nutritional Yeast

by Sister Boi Nghiem
makes 5 servings

Ingredients

1 box of firm tofu
5 tsp nutritional yeast (crush it with mortar and pestle into powder)
2/3 tsp salt
1/4 tsp sugar

Directions

1. Cut tofu as square or triangle shapes, put them into a bowl, then add sugar and 1/2 tsp salt, shake well and let sit for 15 minutes.
2. Mix crushed nutritional yeast and 1/4 tsp salt together.
3. Fry on low heat so tofu turns yellow and stays soft, put them on a tray, sprinkle the nutritional yeast all over them, shake well. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.
4. Serve with rice.

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