Mustard Greens, Mushrooms & Tofu.
Buy organic tofu, since nearly all the soy in the world is non-organic & is to feed to factory farmed animals "livestock". Organic tofu is not GMO. You can even make your own tofu at home if you want!!
Just cookin' some "beans & greens". Okay, tofu and greens and tofu is really just "beans".
I don't eat a lot of tofu just because I really try to eat food as close to the source as possible. That said, I have yet to read any compelling evidence that it contributes in either direction, hormonally, to estrogen receptive cancers. First, when I have researched this before, I have found some studies say it slightly depresses estrogen & other studies say it slightly increases estrogen. If I read a study that said it was like freebasing BetaEstradiol, I would order that shit up by the ton & snort it. But no.....I haven't read that it increases, specifically "the Ugly Estrogen", Estrone (that's my own made up nickname). You do always hear that people who eat a lot of soy have less problematic menopause. But I am waiting to hear one way or the other on this.
Of course prescription (bioidentical) estrogen can be derived of soy, but seriously, eating a pound of tofu ain't got nothing on the "real deal". So......Eat away, but this stuff isn't going to Suzanne Sexercise you. However, it is a pretty good nighty night snack. We buy the organic type & often freeze it first, thaw it, and then cook it up. We always use cast iron because the heavy bottom prevents burning and also because it doesn't have any nasty non-stick surface on it. When I hear the words "non-stick" I think of chemo. A cast iron pot will most likely last you your lifetime & you don't have to do bicep exercises. Plus, if you don't want to wash it out, you can just use the excuse that you are "seasoning it".
Generally I use water to cook stuff and blow off the "Earth Balance". Unless I am trying to be an extra special wife & make it like the restaurant (full of fat) for Mr. Get Skinny. But even Mr. Get Skinny is blowing off the oils these days....So I put Wheat Free Tamari or Coconut Aminos, Maple Syrup or Coconut Sap, and some Cinnamon.
Mustard Greens & Mushrooms. Greens just have Tamari & a bit of cayenne usually.
Wallah. You have your "Midnight Meal".
Paprika on the Tofu. But nothing can jazz up the yellow lighting!
Yeah. You should really go to bed by Midnight but our hours are nutso. I grew up with folks who worked 3-11 and 11-7. So basically someone was always up and in the kitchen, eating & reading. So what do I do?? Emulate them!! Except now we have more tv stations. And now I read cookbooks!
Here are a few of the kids we saw in East St. Louis the other day.....They all need fosters so we can rescue them. Pj is the rock star that is feeding them. She has gone every single day to feed & rescue these kids for over a decade. If you are in the St. Louis area you can ride along too and of course fill out foster applications! Gateway Pet Guardians Pet Rescue Adventures.
Does anyone else eat at midnight?? Or all y'all super well behaved, controlled eaters!!?? If ya eat late at night, what to munch on?? And if you "shut down" your kitchen earlier, then what time do you close shop and do you get hungry?? Do you drink teas or anything so you don't just "eat" for fun??
I really wish I was one of those people who just ate to consume calories but I seriously love food.
If you guys have read anything talking about estrogen & tofu, tempeh, and soybeans (vs soy isolates), please send me the links!! The one gripe I have about a lot of the information out there about estrogen in general, is that it makes zero differentiation between the different types.