Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Hippy Food File! Baked or Grilled Tofu accompanied by a Slaw , Tofu / Vegetable Stir Fry , Sweet Potato Pudding , Hot Oats and Fruit Cereal !

I'm Vegetarian and I love Tofu.
I understand that there are those who don't and I'm OK with that.

I thought I'd share some Tofu Recipes for those that like it.

The first one is Baked Tofu with Lime and Agave, It can also be Grilled.

1 pound of Extra Firm Tofu, cut into 8 -  1/4" slices.
1/4 C Agave Syrup
1/2 C Low Sodium Soy Sauce
3 Garlic Cloves, chopped
3 Sprigs of Fresh Thyme
1 tsp black pepper
Juice of 2 Limes
1 1/2 TBS of Brown Sugar

Place the Tofu in a single layer in a shallow non reactive pan ( Clay, Enamel , Plastic, Glass or Stainless Steel)

Whisk remaining ingredients, (except the sprigs of Thyme) and pour this over the Tofu to marinate for at least 2 hours. Lay the sprigs of Thyme in the Marinade with the Tofu.
Remove the Thyme before baking,

Lightly oil  a baking sheet.
Use a slotted spoon to remove the Tofu ( reserve the marinade) and place the Tofu in a single layer on the baking sheet, bake for 15 minutes at 300 degrees. ( or at this time, the Tofu can be Grilled)

Place the marinade in a saucepan and cook over Med-High heat until it reduces to a glaze, about 8 minutes.
Drizzle the Glaze over the Tofu to serve.

Serve the Tofu with the following Slaw Recipe:

Whisk the following in a large bowl to make a Dressing:

3 TBS Rice Vinegar
1 tsp Agave Syrup
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
2 TBS Lime Juice
1 tsp Low Sodium Soy Sauce

Slowly whisk in 1/4 C Safflower Oil.

Add the following ingredients to the Dressing and toss to coat well:

1 Large Carrot, peeled and julienned.
1/2 Daikon Radish, peeled and julienned.
1/2 Head of Cabbage, shredded.
6 Green Onions, julienned.
1/2 tsp Sesame Seeds

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Tofu / Vegetable Stir Fry

1 C  Diced Extra Firm Tofu that has been drained.
3 TBS Low Sodium Soy Sauce
2 TBS Chopped Fresh Ginger
2 Cloves of Garlic, minced
1 tsp Honey
2 TBS Rice Vinegar
2 TBS Vegetable Oil
3/4 C Sliced Carrot
1 C Snow Peas
1/2 C Sliced Green Onions

Marinate the Tofu in the following:
Soy Sauce
1 TBS Ginger
1/2 of the Minced Garlic
Set this aside.

Heat 1 TBS of the oil in a Saute Pan , cook Carrots until tender and remove to a bowl.
Add Snow Peas to the pan, cook quickly and remove to the bowl of Carrots.
Cook onions until soft, remove and add to the other vegetables.

Add the rest of the oil to the pan and cook the Tofu, until browned.
Add the Vegetables to the pan of Tofu, Toss until everything re heats.

Serve over Brown Rice and top with additional Soy Sauce.

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Sweet Potato Pudding

1 Medium Sweet Potato or Yam
1/4 C Plain Greek Yogurt
Cinnamon, to taste( it doesn't take much of this or the Cayenne)
Cayenne Pepper, to taste

Pierce the potato several time with a fork.
Wrap it in a paper towel and microwave for 7 - 8 minutes, turning over half way through.
Remove and set aside to cool.

Cut the Potato in half and scrape out the inside into a bowl.
Stir in the Yogurt, Cinnamon and Cayenne until smooth.

Re heat in the microwave to serve .

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Hot Oats and Fruit Cereal

2 C Frozen Blueberries
1/2 C Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
1/3 C Pomegranate Juice
2 TBS Chopped Walnuts
1 TBS Raw Sunflower Seeds
1 Banana, sliced

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl
Microwave for 3 minutes and serve warm.

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