First time trying a faux deli meat. Was pretty good. I can see us eating sandwiches made with this on occasion.
5 ingredients, easy to make and really good.
Nova made us the crust using a Pioneer Woman recipe substituting the white flour for whole wheat. Crust wasn’t bad for being whole wheat. This was our first time trying miyoko’s vegan mozzarella. It was good but we’d use more of it in the future. Guess we’re used to the really strong flavor of Daiya which we use sparingly.
As for the marinade you could add many other seasonings to your liking. Below is a base marinade that I start with.
1/2 block of extra firm tofu
4 Tbsp tamari
1 tsp liquid smoke
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp paprika
Several cranks of Black pepper
Mix all ingredients except tofu in a bowl.
Press the tofu dry being careful not to damage the integrity of the block. I cut the half block in half again and lightly press them individually between paper towels.
Cut the tofu into thin slices.
Dip tofu strips in the marinade.
Place tofu strips on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Bake for 2.5 to 3 hours at 200 degrees.
I eat a lot of instant ramen but generally minus the broth and stir-fried. While battling a cold this week I decided to eat it with the broth. I cooked the ramen in water along with a veggie bouillon cube, garlic, onion and turmeric powders. THe only veggie I had on hand was Brussels sprouts so I shaved and included them. I also crumbled up some tofu jerky. Was really good.
For the jerky I patted dry and thinly sliced extra firm tofu and dipped it in a mixture of tamari, liquid smoke and garlic salt. I then roasted in a 200 degree oven for 3 hours.
Aldi’s USA just recently introduced a line of vegan meats and cheese. So far we’ve tried two of the burgers.
I’d eat either of these again.
We both thought these Were ok. Don’t know that I’ll make them again though.
I made this dip to take to our family holiday get-together.
1 14oz can of hearts of palm (if whole chop in to pieces)
1/4 cup plus 2 TBSP olive oil
2 TBSP lemon juice
1 clove chopped garlic
Dash of salt
Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend till smooth.