Spicy Grilled Corn Salad

Trey fell in love with corn on the cob last summer. Up until then he had never been a big fan of corn. My mom made him grilled corn on the cob and he loved it. Just goes to show you really do have to introduce new foods to kids over and over again before they make their final decision! Unfortunately for Trey his falling in love with corn on the cob was closely followed by his getting braces. As anyone who has had braces can tell you corn on the cob + braces = bad combo! I came up with this corn salad so that Trey could enjoy the fresh corn on the cob flavor while his mouth is still full of metal.

Spicy Grilled Corn Salad

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Meatless Monday: Spicy Tofu Rice Bowl

I am thrilled to join the Meatless Monday team of bloggers. Meatless Monday is a movement that started in 2003 and encourages people to give up meat 1 day a week. I love the idea of encouraging people to become more aware of how what they eat affects their bodies, the environment and animals. The idea of going vegan or vegetarian is overwhelming for many people. A movement like Meatless Monday shows people they can change their eating habits without feeling deprived. Hopefully they feel good eating vegetarian food and they start to incorporate more and more animal-free meals into their diet.

We moved to our suburban area from a larger city almost 2 years ago and while we love most things about it, we do miss the food options in the city. Last year a new small chain restaurant, Spice Kit, opened up nearby and thankfully it is delicious. They offer lots of options for every style of eater (paleo, gluten free, vegan, omni etc). My favorite item is their Vietnamese bowl with tofu. The tofu is marinated in a sweet and spicy soy sauce. The bowl is served with white rice, cucumbers, carrots, cilantro and chopped peanuts. I decided to recreate my own version that I could enjoy at home. This spicy tofu rice bowl was a huge hit with Trey and Harrison and makes a great Meatless Monday meal.

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