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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Honey-Almond Tofu

Tofu and I are having a moment.

I bought a few packages from Trader Joes and have been unable to stop thinking of it since. I stay up late at night dreaming up recipes. I steal glances each time I open the fridge. It's getting distracting, people. I want to scramble it. I want to bake it. I want to fry it.

With a little help from my girl Deena (Eat, Drink, Be Vegan) I settled on baking it. And then changed her entire recipe. It started out as ginger-cashew tofu. But then I saw that I had no cashew butter. Or ginger. It's a wonder that I had the tofu. So, with a little ingenuity I changed up the recipe and came up with something so darn tasty that I nearly licked the baking dish. Nearly.

Honey-Almond Tofu

1 package of tofu
1/2 cup of almond butter
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3 1/2 tablespoons tamari
2 heaping tablespoons honey
1/4 cup water

Combine all ingredients besides the tofu and use a fork to mix into a paste. There will be some chunks of almond left. Next, cube the tofu. Take the sauce and cover the bottom of an 8 x 13 baking dish. Add the tofu and then the remaining sauce. Let this marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 15 minutes. Take off the aluminum foil and turn over the tofu. Cook for 5-7 minutes uncovered.

Serve with brown rice.


8 comments:

  1. That looks amazing! Now I'm going to be thinking about this all day!

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  2. I had my first shopping trip at TJ's today! I left sans tofu, but I might get it next time if my food budget has a little more wiggle room :)

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  3. I never thought I'd say this but I miss eating tofu! Can't have soy anymore but this makes me want to take a chance again. :)

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  4. I love tofu and miss it so much! Yours sounds delicious! Enjoy some for me!

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  5. Thank you everyone!! Found out the recipe reheats like a dream, too! You should all try it!!

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  6. This tofu sounds amazing! Bookmarking it :)

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