Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tofu is Your Friend

Last year I went through a vegetarian phase, which lasted about three months.  I stopped for a lot of reasons, none of which being I didn't enjoy it.  I did.  I discovered two life-altering things while being vegetarian:
  1. If you don't eat meat, you can eat more almond butter.
  2. Tofu is delicious.
You can turn this:

Into this:


Best Basic Tofu
1 block of firm or extra firm tofu
1 tbs. low sodium soy sauce
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. olive oil

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. 

  • Open and drain the tofu.  Cut it in half lengthwise and wrap it in a clean kitchen cloth.  Now you will need to press it.  I like to put a cutting board on top of it with a cast iron skillet on top of the board.  The weight of it presses the water out and gives you a better texture.  Leave it weighted for five minutes or more.

  • Unwrap the tofu and place it on the cutting board.  Cut it into 1 inch cubes.  Put it in a bowl with the rest of the ingredients and toss it around to coat.  Spread it out in one layer on the baking sheet. 

  • Bake for 30 minutes, flipping once halfway through cooking time. 
You can add this to a stir fry or casserole, or just eat it plain, dipped in a little of this:

(Because we don't want to be too healthy around here.) 

But if you don't, just eat more of this:

(Because it makes it all better.) 


  1. always wondered what to do with tofu...thanks! Maybe you should just make some for me and I'll know if it's any good or not.

  2. I love you to death Cindy, BUT you really need to expand your personal menu! This "stuff" will never take the place of a good ole burger and fries!! Happy Birthday tomorrow!!