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Tofu and Veggie Stir-Fry with Peanut Butter Sauce

Tofu and Veggie Stir-Fry with Peanut Butter Sauce

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Tex-Mex Grilled Tofu Quesadillas

Tex-Mex Grilled Tofu Quesadillas

Tex-Mex Grilled Tofu Quesadillas are easy to make and amazingly tasty. Now everyone could enjoy and celebrate meatless meals together because my quesadillas are delightfully delicious. You will not miss meat at all because these beauties are full of flavor. Even my children loved it,…

Skillet Grilled Tofu Salad

Skillet Grilled Tofu Salad

Skillet Grilled Tofu Salad

Skillet Grilled Tofu Salad is one delightful meal. It is pretty and tasty. The first time I tried tofu was about 10 years ago, and let me tell you, I was not a big fan.

I know now why the first time I made tofu it did not taste as good.

To be honest, It looked so appetizing like a block of delicious cheese but it didn’t taste like cheese at all.

So, I started experimenting with different flavors to eat tofu. Right now, I absolutely enjoy tofu.

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I retained exactly the same unpleasant factual structure of “Yuck!” when I tried Avocado for the first time or Peanut Butter.

I did not grow up with those foods. By all means, I believe that we had them around in certain local stores, but I have never, ever taste them.

Skillet Grilled Tofu Salad

I know that you are laughing, or shaking your head, but seriously the first time I tried delicious Peanut butter I was in my late teens, like 18 years old.

Well, I took peanut butter straight from the jar and almost puked. I know, I went away from the specific topic of this recipe.

BAKED TOFU WITH MUSHROOMS

However, I just wanted to tell you that all those foods that I positively hated or didn’t grow up eating, now I genuinely love.

Tofu is amazing in hearty soups, stews, in smoothies, fried or grilled. I sincerely love pan frying with panko breadcrumbs, video here or just adding to my kimchi jjigae for example. 

I still have people asking me how the tofu tastes? It tastes like nothing, literally.

Skillet Grilled Tofu Salad

It is like a sponge, so you got to season it so the tofu could absorb the aroma and flavor. I hope you give tofu a chance. Always get organic kind. Tofu is not expensive so invest in good organic foods.

I hope you try this easy Skillet Grilled Tofu Salad recipe because it is truly delicious.

Step by step tofu

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Skillet Grilled Tofu Salad
Yield: Serves 4 to 6

Skillet Grilled Tofu Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

Healthy and easy salad with tofu.

Ingredients

  • 1 pack First or Extra Firm Organic Tofu
  • Salt to taste about 1/4 teaspoon on each side
  • 1 teaspoon Mesquite Seasoning McCormick brand or similar
  • Oil to coat the skillet

Salad

  • Mixed baby greens or Arugula any on hand
  • Tomatoes

Dressing

  • 3 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp. Lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. Minced Garlic
  • Pinch of Chili Flakes
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Squeeze as much water from the tofu as you can. I add just enjoy pressure not to break tofu block. Wrap in a couple of sheets of kitchen paper towel and keep pat drying it.
  2. Add Salt on all sides a bit then keep lightly squeezing water out of the tofu.
  3. Slice tofu into equal slices and add a bit of salt to taste then Mesquite Seasoning. A good pinch of seasoning, You can add any seasoning that you like or prefer, it doesn't have to necessarily be Mesquite Seasoning.
  4. Heat a cast iron skillet or any pan that got grill marks. You can also use a regular pan if you do not have a grill pan. Add a drizzle of oil and allow it to heat up. Turn the heat to medium-high and add tofu.
  5. Allow tofu to cook or grill on each side for about 2-3 minutes, or until you see that it is getting nicely golden. Flip on the other side and grill until golden.
  6. Prep mixed greens on the side, dress them nicely with the olive oil-lemon vinaigrette and serve on a large platter. Arrange Tofu on top of the greens then add some tomatoes or any other fruit/ veggies that you would like. Drizzle some more dressing and serve. 

Notes

You may use any dressing that you prefer. Personally, I just love olive oil-lemon vinaigrette. Also, my kids were dipping the tofu into buffalo-ranch and they loved it. For the tofu to taste good you got to season it to taste, simple as that.

Easy Pan-Fried Tofu

Easy Pan-Fried Tofu

Easy Pan-Fried Tofu is such quick tasty bites that you must make. So, in my opinion, you either like tofu or you do not. Yes, that would be my explanation. It looks like cheese, but it tastes nothing like cheese. It doesn’t have any flavor whatsoever.…

Grilled Marinated Tofu

Grilled Marinated Tofu

Grilled Marinated Tofu

Today’s recipe is as simple as you can see in the title, Grilled Marinated Tofu.

The key is in the marinade and after it’s grilled the taste and aroma are just perfect balance of very satisfying, delicious and I must say easy side dish.

Well, I really loved the spiciness of the marinad. However, it is always optional to use and how much you add to satisfy your taste buds. I love spicy, but I know it’s not everybody’s cup of tea so you can always adjust.

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Yesterday, I found out that school here starts on August 1st, due to the expansion of Spring break. As much as I am happy that kids are getting one extra week over Spring break, I am that much sad because the summer break is shortened.

Grilled Marinated Tofu

They are just starting to have fun when they will be soon waking up early in the morning carrying heavy backpacks.

I don’t even know how my oldest one can carry that heavy backpack. Seriously, that weighed tone last school year, plus his saxophone. I always feel sorry for his shoulders and back.

This year I will have 7th, 4th and 1st graders. Also, I cannot believe that my girl will be done with Elementary this school year. It feels like yesterday when she started Kindergarten.

If you have a child just now starting with Elementary, please cherish every single moment while they are there. Join them for lunch, help them with homework and lock those memories forever because they do grow up so fast.

Grilled Marinated Tofu

Ok! I am a bit on the emotional side. I have always been that way, but I know that every parent that have kids out of Elementary school feels the same way, and yes those are precious moments even when I shed the crocodile tears while watching them enter every school year.

Grilled Marinated Tofu
Yield: 4 SERVINGS

Grilled Marinated Tofu

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes

Easy Recipe for a delicious side dish or appetizer, Grilled Marinated Tofu

Ingredients

  • 1 Pack of Firm Organic Tofu, cut into thick slices
  • Marinade:
  • 1 Tablespoon Gochujang (or 1/2 tablespoon red hot chili pepper)(reduce for less spicy)
  • 1 Tablespoon Rice Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame oil
  • 2 Tablespoon Soy Sauce, low sodium {lite}
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 Scallions, chopped
  • Garnish:
  • Scallions
  • Sesame seeds
  • and optional drizzle bit of marinade over it

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients for the marinade and place it in the wide long container.
  2. Cut the tofu into thicker but equal slices and place in the marinade for 20 minutes; you can keep it covered in the fridge. 
  3. Preheat your grill, either in the house or outside grill. 
  4. Take out tofu carefully out of the marinade and pat dry with kitchen paper towel each tofu slice and put it on the preheated grill.
  5. Grill for a minute or two on each side. 
  6. You can reserve the marinade for the dip of few drizzles over the tofu when you serve. 
  7. You can serve it with a simple salad. 
Miso Soup with Tofu

Miso Soup with Tofu

Easy and delicious Miso Soup Recipe with Tofu

Sichuan Mapo Tofu (Má Pó Dòufu)

Sichuan Mapo Tofu (Má Pó Dòufu)

What I can say about this dish other than it was born in Sichuan (Szechuan) Chinese province; however, this dish spread and became popular across other Chinese provinces and Northeastern Asia– Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, where the flavor is adapted to local tastes. I absolutely…