Baked Tofu

So here’s another nice and simple recipe made out of tofu. Great for quick snacks, cook able within 5 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb block of tofu
  • soy sauce

How to do it:

Cut the tofu into 1/4″-1/2″ slices, and press between layers of paper towel or clean kitchen towels for about 1-2 hrs. Marinate in soy sauce for anywhere from 2 hrs to overnight, depending on how strong you want the flavor. bake at 350 until the tofu is lightly browned and has a chewy texture. to make sandwiches, place 2 or 3 slices of tofu on a piece of vegan bread and top with ketchup, lettuce, and another slice of bread.

Tofu Tacos

Serves: 12 tacos, 2 tacos per serving

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 small zucchini, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/4″ slices (about 2 cups)
1 cups sliced mushrooms
2 carrots, coarsely shredded
1 small onion, cut into 1/4″ strips
1 tsp. minced garlic
6-oz. can of tomato paste
3/4 cup water
2 tsp. chili powder (or to taste)
1/2 tsp. hot pepper sauce (or to taste)
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper (or to taste)
1 pkg. Silken Tofu Extra Firm, cut into 1/2″ cubes (about 2 cups)
3 plum tomatoes, cut into 1/2″ cubes (about 1 cup)
12 taco shells

Optional: orange slices for garnish.

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Heat olive oil in large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
3. Add the zucchini, mushrooms, carrots, onion and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender but not browned, about 5 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, combine tomato paste, water, chili powder, hot pepper sauce, cumin and pepper in a small bowl; add the mixture to the skillet.
5. Gently stir in the tofu cubes and plum tomatoes. Reduce heat to low; cover and heat through, about 5 minutes.
6. To serve, spoon about 1/2 cup of mixture into each of the taco shells.