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I am not real creative when it comes to cooking veggies and my family is getting bored. I could really use some easy, healthy, tasty and creative veggie recipes. Please share your (and your kid's) favorite veggie recipes with me! Thanks so much!
 

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This is one of my DD's favorites <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> It's a kid-pleaser with it's sweetness & is great served with steamed rice.<br><br><b>Hawaiian Sticky Tofu</b>, adapted from Bryanna Clark Grogan's "Twenty Minutes to Dinner" (one of my favorite cookbooks, btw!)<br><br>
12-14 oz. extra-firm tofu (not silken), cubed<br><br>
Sauce:<br>
6 tablespoons soy sauce<br>
2 green onions (optional)<br>
1 large clove garlic, peeled<br>
1 teaspoon cornstarch<br>
3/4 teaspoons agar powder (this gives it that sticky quality)<br>
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons hot water<br>
1/4 cup maple syrup (I have substituted sugar at times)<br>
1 1/2 teaspoons vegetarian chicken-like broth powder<br>
1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger<br>
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard powder<br>
19 oz. can unsweetened pineapple chunks, drained<br>
1 large green or red bell pepper (or 1/2 of each), seeded and cut into squares<br><br>
Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. Quickly brown the tofu cubes in a lightly oiled skillet until browned on both sides. Place in one layer in a lightly oiled 9"x13" baking pan.<br><br>
Combine soy sauce, onion, garlic, cornstarch, and agar in food processor / blender and blend well. Add the remaining ingredients except the pineapple and green pepper. Blend for another minute, then pour into a saucepan and stir over high heat until it boils. Cook about 1 minute. Add the pineapple and green pepper, then pour over the tofu in the pan. Bake for 15 minutes.<br><br>
Serves 4
 

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Kathy,<br><br>
Thanks for the great tofu recipe. My daughter loves tofu so this is great. A ? about the agar powder...can I buy this at my local Whole Foods store? If not, where else would I get it?<br><br>
Thanks again.
 

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You should be able to find it at Whole Foods. I used to buy it at my health food store when I lived in Toronto; it wasn't hard to find at all. I also could find it in Asian groceries.<br><br>
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Do you think you could substitute corn starch for the agar?
 

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I think you could. It would alter the texture somewhat (it would still be thick, but not "sticky"), but I imagine the taste would be the same. Agar has no flavor.<br><br>
Doesn't hurt to try! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Not really that creative, but it always pleases. Taco night. I set out all the fixings and the kids go to town. Beans, rice, avo, salsa, lettuce, sour creme, cheese, etc etc etc.
 

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You can buy agar in the bulk spice section at WFM!<br><br>
My kids love soup ( but then I love soup, so it isn’t really that suprising). We give DS strained soup and DD often picks through hers and essentially eats a strained soup as well. They love to dip bread in the soup broth too.<br><br>
They also tend to love any meal where all the stuff is served separately- so we do a lot of salad bar, taco bar, baked potato bar type meals with all the components chopped up and everyone makes their own. Some times we steam some tofu and vegetables and serve it with various dips and sauces- peanut sauce, honey mustard, sweet and sour.<br><br>
Lately they have also been liking home made fried rice (neither one likes it in the restaurant)- which is a convenient way to get rid of left overs.
 
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