Serve this with sprouted brown rice and a side of greens…a little hot sauce and this meal is PERFECTION.
Sautéed Almond Tofu
1 lb firm tofu, pressed, drained, cubed
2T olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp chili flakes or 1 fresh chili pepper, minced
2T maple syrup
2T GF tamari or Shoyu
Juice from ½ a lemon
1/4 cup roasted almonds (or peanuts!), chopped (optional)
In a large saucepan or skillet over medium-high heat, sauté the garlic and hot pepper in oil just until golden Add the tofu and continue to sauté until the tofu is browned on all sides, tossing often. Add the shoyu or Tamari sauce and the lemon juice. When the moisture is absorbed by the tofu, add the maple syrup and then the almonds. Continue to sauté until all of the liquid has cooked into the tofu.
Delicious hot or cold.
This is my favorite served in romaine lettuce leaves but it also makes a great sandwich filling. It is so easy to make and I love having it in the house as a quick snack option- it light, crunchy and fresh tasting. You can try using different varieties of the baked tofu, they will all produce a slightly different taste. I ate this for lunch today on whole grain Ezekiel bread, one of my heirloom tomatoes and baby lettuce from the garden.
8 oz Smoked Tofu Lin, broken in chunks
4 stalks celery, roughly chopped
1 large carrot, roughly chopped
1/3 to 1/2c vegan mayonnaise
pink salt and pepper to taste
In a food processor or vita-mix, pulse the celery or turn on low to mince. Remove into a large bowl. Do the same with the carrot and then the tofu. Process the tofu until desired consistency, it should at least be a fine, even. meal. Add into the bowl of veggies. Add the vegan mayo, salt and pepper and with a spoon, mix all of the ingredients together until well incorporated.