Monday, January 24, 2011

That stuff called tofu

When I use to eat meat, I always thought of tofu as "that weird vegetarian stuff", well maybe I was right because now that I am a vegetarian, I eat it!  This is my second time to cook with tofu, the first time I just did a stir-fry and scrambled in some tofu. It wasn't bad but it wasn't great. This time I made a miso-sauced tofu-sandwich. I used a recipe from Vegan Yum Yum written by Lauren Ulm for my starting board. The only thing I really kept the same was the fact I used tofu and miso. My mix had a miso sauce, a little lemon juice, and a touch of soy sauce.

I sliced a whole block of tofu into thin slices (I was cooking for three people after all)
Then I covered it with the sauce, at this point we were drooling and starving

 I popped it in the over at 350 for about 30 minutes, flipping half way through and then because the oven at the school kind of sucks, I had to cook it for an extra 15 minutes to get it as  crispy as I wanted. By the time it was done cooking we were so hungry that I forgot to take pictures of the finished product but oh my my my, it was sooooo good! I am a tofu lover now!

For the side we roasted some yukon gold 'taters and carrots. All we did was chop 'em up and add a little olive oil, a sprinkle of sea salt, rosemary, and a little lemon juice and roasted them for about 40 minutes. I could live off roasted veggies!

Again, we were starved from our long workout so as soon as the food was done, we ran up to our warm room and ate, leaving me with no pictures of the cooked food. Maybe next time though ;)

On a different note, while I was at the grocery, I saw Brussels sprout plants! I had no idea what they looked like! Pretty wild!

So, what is your favorite tofu recipe? Or do you eat tofu even?


Margaret said...

I don't eat tofu yet but I sure like the plate you have it sliced up on!

Anonymous said...

I eat tofu occasionally, and my favorite is a wrap my school has: a southwest tofu wrap with black beans & veggies & tons of HOT spices. I love how tofu soaks up flavor so easily.

Anonymous said...

i LOVE tofu!! ahah you can do so much with it! make pudding, desserts, pancakes, sauces and then just baked!

Anonymous said...

I am SO SCARED to ever try tofu, LOL!
My mom has given me enough horror stories about it! :p
I would like to get over it and TRY the stuff one day!