it's a series, not sure how long for ...
It's a difficult time for all of us right now, some people in particular, my heart goes to those who are struggling. For everyone, it is a time of change, for the moment and perhaps for a while? I am going to put some ideas out there for you to stay sane and well and even try to make it feel positive, if just for a moment.
This series is all inspired by Tamay, our Mien half of Tamay & Me. She is a hero, she has always made her own clothes covered in tiny embroidery, she has always grown her own food and she has had it pretty hard until more recently. She is strong, and the most grounded person I know, I wanted to share some of her wisdom to strengthen us up at a vulnerable time.
Tamay has been in lockdown since the beginning of January , she says eat warm food, so here we go a recipe from Tamay for warm bellies
its super quick and easy to make
vegan and gluten free.
TAMAY'S TOFU AND TOMATO
Everything comes with rice in the mountains, mountains of home grown rice. It is totally delicious, even on it's own.
Tamay stores all her rice in the roof of her house. The seed is sewn in the spring in rice paddies, in June the seedlings are separated out to have space to grow big. The plants need lots of water and lots of sunshine, it usually grows well in the north Vietnamese mountains.
How to cook rice if you don't have a rice cooker
Wash the rice really well, 4- 6 times until the water runs clear
in a saucepan,
1 part rice : 2 parts water
bring the rice to the boil
then cover with a lid and reduce the heat to minimum
after 15 mins it is ready and totally yum
everyone likes it a bit over cooked in our house so there is a crunchy bit around the edge of the pan.