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Mustard Grilled Tofu


1 lb Firm Tofu [sliced into 6 pieces + pressed*]

Marinade:
1 Tbs Dijon Mustard
1 Tbs Soy Sauce [or liquid amino acids]
2 tsp White Wine Vinegar
1/4 tsp Basil [dried]
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp Mustard Seed
1 Tbs Olive Oil
dash Cayenne Pepper

Mix all marinade ingredients together in a shallow dish [I like to use a glass loaf pan]. Dip slices of tofu in marinade, coating all sides. Allow to marinate [in the same dish] for an hour or more.

Heat grill to medium high. Grill tofu, about 5 minutes per side, until it is a little crusty + has nice grill marks. Serve immediately.

Spinach Tofu Lasagna


1-1/4 lbs Firm Tofu
1 lb Spinach Leaves
1 Tbs + 1 tsp Olive Oil
1 Garlic Clove
1 Lemon [zest + 1 Tbs juice]
1/4 cup Pinenuts [toasted]
scant 1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast
Sea Salt
1/4 cup Basil [fresh, sliced into thin strips]
1/2 lb Lasagna Pasta [about 12 3″ wide strips]
2 cups Tomato Sauce [your favorite recipe]

Saute spinach in 1 tsp olive oil till just wilted. Once cooled enough to handle, squeeze out excess moisture. Meanwhile, cook pasta till nearly cooked, firm to bite.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor, combine tofu, garlic, lemon juice + zest, pine nuts +nutritional yeast. Blend till smooth. Season with salt + stir in basil with a fork.

Starting with a thin layer of sauce + spinach, alternate each ingredient to a 9 x 9 glass baking dish. There should be enough ingredients for 2 layers of spinach + tofu, + 4 of sauce and pasta. The top layer should be pasta covered with a thin layer of sauce to keep it from drying out while baking. Bake for about 35 minutes till edges begin to brown and center is heated through.

Serves 6+.

Chili Lemon Tofu

1 lb Extra Firm Tofu [high protein if available, sliced into 1/2″ thick slices]
1 Garlic Clove [minced]
1/2″ Ginger Root [grated]
1/2 Red Jalapeño Pepper [seeded if you like, minced]
1/2 Lemon [juice + zest]
dash Tamari
1 Tbs Olive Oil

Remove excess water from tofu by arranging slices on a kitchen towel and allowing them to dry for about 15 minutes. Combine, garlic, ginger, jalapeño, tamari, oil + lemon juice. Toss with tofu slices and allow to marinate for 1/2 an hour or longer.

Preheat broiler. Arrange tofu slices on a baking sheet + pour marinade over top. Move slices around to coat with lemon juice mixture. Broil for 10 to 15 minutes, or until garlic + tofu begin to brown, flipping once.

Serves 3 – 4. Great as a topping for Ginger Peanut Noodles.

Spicy Avocado Sandwich

1 Avocado [large, ripe, sliced]
1 Carrot [medium, grated]
1 cup Sprouts [alfalfa, radish, sunflower, etc]
6 slices Whole Grain Bread

Sandwich Tofu

Spicy Sandwich Spread

Slather slices of bread with the spicy spread then stack up with tofu, avocado slices, grated carrot and sprouts.

Serves 3.

Shiitake Barley Soup

2 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 Garlic Cloves [minced]
1 cup Shiitake Mushrooms [woody stems removed, sliced]
1/4 cup Dried Shiitake Mushrooms [broken into bite size pieces]
1/2 cup Pearl Barley
4 cups Vegetable Broth
1 small handful Kale [torn to bite size pieces]
4 oz Firm Tofu [cut into 1/2″ cubes]
Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Heat oil over medium heat. Saute garlic + mushrooms for 5 minutes until juices are drawn out. Add broth, dried mushrooms + vegetable broth. Bring to a boil then stir in barley. Reduce heat, cover + simmer for 45 minutes. When barley is tender, add kale + tofu. Simmer for 5 minutes, season with black pepper + serve.

Sandwich Tofu

1 lb Extra Firm Tofu [high protein if available, sliced into 1/2″ thick slices]
2 Garlic Cloves [minced]
1-1/2 tsp Tamari
1-1/2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Lemon [juice only]

Remove excess water from tofu by arranging slices on a kitchen towel and allowing them to dry for about 15 minutes. Preheat broiler. Combine, garlic, tamari, oil and lemon juice. Arrange tofu slices on a baking sheet + pour dressing mixture over top. Move slices around to coat with lemon juice mixture. Broil for 10 to 15 minutes, or until garlic and tofu begin to brown.

Cool to room temperature. Stack up with your favorite ingredients to create a filling sandwich.

Serves 3 – 4

Spring Bagels

A brunch of spring themed bagel toppings:

Pesto + Arugula

Wasabi Mayo + Green Onion + Black Sesame Seeds + Smoked Salmon

Hummus + Radishes

Tofu [with Miso + Tahini] Spread + Smoked Salmon + Red Onion + Capers

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