My girlfriend aka ex-colleague, Ronda, showed me a photo the other day. She told me that one of our ex-colleagues, Clare, has recently switched to a vegetarian diet. And that photo got stuck in my head for days and this recipe is especially dedicated to Clare. I hope this could help her find vegetarian home cooking more enjoyable. I actually got inspired by her cooking. She used dry bean curd with shredded carrots and fungus. That sounded super delicious to me.
I haven't got time to do grocery shopping these few days. So I just used whatever I could gather in my kitchen and I also stole some chinese kale from my mom's fridge. Heh. I whipped up some healthy and tasty fried brown rice to go with my tofu and chinese kale this afternoon. I think the highlight here was my sweet and spicy lime sauce. The fresh lime juice gave a kick and elevated the taste of the entire combination. I really wish I could change many people's misperception about vegetarian dishes being tasteless and boring because that is absolutely not true. There are so many ways to cook vegetables and taste good at the same time. And I've been using the same few ingredients over and over again. All we need is an open mind with a tiny bit of creativity. :)