Amazing Music !

I feel so honored. I had no idea that amazing singer-songwriters ever read my humble blog.

Earlier today I posted about one of my favorite singer-songwriters, Aimee Mann. I hesitated about posting because it seemed like I was getting a bit off topic.  After all, I’m the Crazy Bee Lady. 🙂

I am so glad I followed my heart instead of my head.

Two truly amazing musicians commented on my post, Padraig O’Connor and Anita Holt. I listened to their music and fell in love.

Here are my favorite videos.  I know you will enjoy them as much as I did!

Honey-Glazed Tofu On Pumpkin Seed Couscous

Honey Tofu

To accompany today’s post about Aimee Mann, I wanted to post a vegan recipe. It is my understanding that vegan = hipster.  I ask you, who is more hip than Aimee?

Unfortunately, I learned that some folks don’t consider honey to be vegan. Something about bees being roughed up during the harvesting process. It’s known as the Great Vegan Honey Debate.

The Debate notwithstanding, I think Aimee would like this recipe. I can assure her I don’t rough up my bees.

Ever.

It’s always the other way around.  🙂

Yield:  6 servings

Ingredients

2 10-oz. pkgs. extra-firm tofu

2 tsp. cracked black pepper

2 tsp. dried thyme

1 tsp. salt

¼ cup vegetable oil

½ cup honey

2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth

2 medium carrots, chopped (1 cup)

1 cup frozen edamame, thawed

2 tsp. olive oil

1 tsp. salt

1 ½ cups whole-wheat couscous

½ cup toasted unsalted pumpkin seeds (If you can’t find shelled pumpkin seeds (also called pepitas), substitute your favorite chopped nuts.)

Directions

Place tofu between two plates and set heavy pot on top. Drain 10 minutes, and pat dry. Cut tofu into 3/8-inch-thick slices. Combine pepper, thyme, and salt in small bowl. Coat tofu slices with pepper mixture, and set aside.

Bring broth, carrots, edamame, olive oil, and salt to a boil in covered saucepan. Remove from heat, stir in couscous and cover. Let steam 5 minutes, then fluff with fork.

Meanwhile, heat oil and honey in large skillet over medium-high heat until bubbling. Place tofu in pan, and cook 3 minutes. Turn, and cook 3 minutes more, spooning thickening sauce over tofu.

To serve: Stir pumpkin seeds into couscous. Spoon onto plates, and top with Honey-Glazed Tofu.

Girl History Month – Aimee Mann, Singer-Songwriter

Aimee Mann

Aimee Mann

One of the best things about having my own Girl History Month is I can write about any Girl I like. I really like Aimee Mann.

In my humble opinion, one can’t have a Tumultuous Love Affair or Doomed Relationship With A Narcissist without Aimee’s songs as background music. Somehow, it makes it all worthwhile. 🙂

Enjoy the music and videos. You won’t regret it!!