Friday, May 19, 2017

Let's talk about tofu, hot flashes, and menopause! Are you still with me?

It turns out I'm not 21 anymore y'all.  Like we all eventually do, I seem to being going though the change.  So far it's really not that bad, cue Braxton laughing his head off.  My main symptom, other than the obvious, has been hot flashes, and perhaps a leeetle irritability and of course the 40 lb weight gain.  Just Kidding!  It's only been about 3 lbs. and holding.

I've always been very health conscious.  I exercise daily and eat well, but man oh man, those hot flashes were killing me.  Not really wanting to take HRT, yet, I thought I'd add some soy to my diet and see what happened.  I know that the jury is out on soy's health benefits, I'm just sharing my experience with eating tofu.

Y'all it works.  It took a week or two of eating soy every day;  tofu one week, edemame the next, to notice any change.  Slowly the hot flashes became less severe and came less often.  I still have the occasional hot flash, mostly at night, but they are nowhere as severe as before.

Obviously this may not work for you, but give it a try.  Let me know how you're doing.  We don't have to go through this alone, right?

Oh yea, I promised you a recipe....

Chicken fried Tofu.
Put corn meal 
and whatever spices you like into a bowl.  For this pic I just used salt and pepper.  May I recommend garlic, old bay seasoning, fresh or dried herbs, in whatever combo sounds good.

Dredge sliced  tofu in mixture.  I always dry off the tofu with a paper towel first.  Also, I use extra firm tofu packed in water.  I keep the rest of the block of tofu in a plastic and lidded container which I fill with water.  Keep in fridge and change the water daily and it should keep for 3 or 4 days.

Heat a tablespoon of real butter over med heat in an iron skillet.  When the butter is bubbly and smells like heaven add the sliced/seasoned tofu pieces.  Now go do something else.  Seriously, don't touch it for 4(or so) minutes, let is get brown and crusty.  Turn over and fry the other side.  Lunch is ready!

Sorry about the old lady post but hopefully it helps someone.



Regine Karpel said...

Happy Friday.

Braxton and Yancey said...

And to you Regine. Thanks for reading.

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