Turmeric is known for its bounty of healthful benefits, including being an anti-inflammatory agent so potent that it is on par with drugs like ibuprofen and hydrocortizone, but without the toxic side effects.
Step 1 - Prep the tofu.
- Use firm tofu. Divide the block into 1/2" thick slabs and spread the slabs out over a cutting board. Cover with about 3-4 sheets of paper towels. Load a 9x13" baking dish with some heavy books (or other weight) and place on top of the tofu slabs to drain out the water. I chose Julia Childs' Joy of Cooking and Harold McGee's On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen, because that's how much street cred I have. Let stand for 20-30 minutes. Once drained, slice into uniform shapes of your choice.
- Soba noodles are Japanese noodles made from 100% buckwheat flour. If you don't know why that's good for you, click here.
-1 tablespoon sesame oil
Add the minced garlic and let it just barely start to brown.
-3 tablespoons soy sauce
-1-2 teaspoons red wine vinegar. Mix well.