eat local challenge journal day 1

today was the first day of kanu hawaii's week long eat local challenge, which encourages hawaii residents to eat all locally grown foods from september 26 through october 2. did you know that if air and barge freight weren't possible, our food supplies would only last 14 days! the vulnerability of our food supply should encourage all hawaii residents to build a more sustainable, secure food supply.

we did our grocery shopping for the week at whole foods market kahului and foodland kahului, both are partners in the eat local challenge. for tonight's dinner we had beef tofu served on a bed of quinoa. the recipe below is an adaptation from the pork tofu recipe found on the back of waipoli hydroponics' watercress packaging. we opted for beef instead of pork since we knew we could easily get maui cattle company beef from whole foods market. dinner was healthy, fresh and delicious!

  • 10 oz maui cattle company top sirloin round tip beef*
  • 1 block maui made firm tofu*
  • 1 kula sweet onion*
  • 1/4 lb hamakua mushrooms*
  • red bell pepper
  • garlic
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 1 bunch waipoli hydroponic watercress*
  • 1/3 cup aloha shoyu*
  • 2 Tbsp grated ginger*
  • 1 Tbsp mirin
  • 2 Tbsp maui brand raw sugar*
  • rice vinegar
  • homemade chili pepper vinegar*
  • sesame seeds for garnish
* designates items that are locally grown or made

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