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Scrambled, Not Stirred

Am not a huge fan of sweet stuff for brekkie. The Nyonya in me loves Nasik Lemak, Laksa, Roti Canai and stuff like that for brekkie. But but but….I know…..those are not very healthy stuff to be eaten every day. So… in an effort to eat healthier stuff, I made this scrambled tofu for brekkie today, inspired by this link my sister sent me the other day. Easy peasy and pretty nice way to start the day with something mildly spicy and flavourful.

Scrambled Tofu

Ingredients

  • 2 pieces firm tofu
  • 1/4 yellow onion
  • 2 pips garlic
  • 1/2 red chilli (or more if you like it spicier)
  • 1/2 tsp tumeric powder
  • 5 cherry tomatoes (quartered)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. Squish the tofu into a mush i.e. break the tofu into tiny bits.
  2. Heat up oil and saute chopped up garlic, onions and chilli.
  3. Once fragrant, add in tumeric powder.
  4. Add tofu and cherry tomatoes. Stir fry till tomatoes are soft.

Verdict?

Yummy enough for an encore. Would taste yummy with rice or bread or Puri. I recommend a side salad, as well as the fresh greens, will complement the savoury tofu nicely.

Kissing A Buddha

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This is Goldie, our pet goldfish with one of our latest additions to her little home where she lives with her guppy and red shrimps friends.

Some of you must be wondering why we have a little Buddha into the tank as a deco. It is more than just for prettifying purposes. I was inspired by Tsem Rinpoche’s aviary where there are Buddha statues all over the huge aviary. Rinpoche’s ever compassionate heart placed the Buddha statues so that the birds in the aviary can fly/circumambulate the statues and receive blessings. This will also help plant seeds of Dharma in them which will sprout when the conditions are right.

As pets are also part of our family, we should wish the very best for our pets. This includes better rebirths and eventual enlightenment. Since animals are not able to learn, understand or practice Dharma the way humans can, as humans who are parenting our darling pets, we can help them by blowing mantras on them or place little Buddhas into fish tanks like this. Those with 4-legged furkids can let them wear Buddha pendants too.

One of the other things I would like to do in the future is to get a lovely weather resistant Buddha statue and place it in our garden to bless all the birds, neighbourhood kitties and other animals who regularly stop by our garden.

#BeKindToAnimals

My ideal garden Buddha. Haha....this is actually the Kamakura Buddha in Japan. Love the pretty cherry blossoms.
My ideal garden Buddha. Haha….this is actually the Kamakura Buddha in Japan. Love the pretty cherry blossoms.