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Tofu Jerky

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.

Before going into the oven.

After 3 hours in the oven.

Improved Instant Ramen

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.

Bibimbap Burrito

Cooked rice
Red bell pepper
Green onion
Gochujang sauce

Finely dice, slice, matchstick or whatever all of the veggies. Place veggies, rice and gochujang sauce on a whole wheat, burrito size, flour tortilla and roll.

Hearts Of Palm Dip

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.

Tofu Chow Fun

Tofu Chow Fun

We both thought this was pretty good. I couldn’t find wide rice noodles (not even at the Asian market) so I used these broken up rice sheets labeled as “rice sticks”. If I make again I’d probably just roast the tofu instead of pan fry.

Recipe here.

One Pot Curry Pasta And Veggies

We both thought this was good. Based on the recipe here.

4 cups uncooked fusilli
1 red onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 zucchini, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
2 Tbsp tomato paste
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can coconut milk
1/2 cup frozen edamame
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut into halves

In a large pot cook down the onions for a couple minutes.
Add the pepper and zucchini and cook for another couple minutes
Add the rest of the ingredients except the cherry tomatoes and simmer for approx 15 minutes or until noodles are done.
Stir in tomato halves.