Tofu, A New Weekly Staple

I’ve always steered clear of tofu. I never thought I’d like its spongy, awkward texture, and I sure as hell had no idea how to cook it or season it. I also thought I didn’t have to like it, because I wasn’t a vegetarian.

Enter… 2014. I was wrong. FINALLY, I’ve warmed up to tofu and can start incorporating it into more of my meals, especially on my meatless Mondays. Just wanted to share a quick recipe I put together for a simple stir-fry with roasted tofu. With a little patience, it turned out great.

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Um, hi. You’re beautiful.

Simple Tofu Stir-Fry (serves 2)

• 2 cups Brown Rice
• 1 package Extra Firm Tofu
• 1/2 cup Broccoli
• 1/2 sliced Avocado
• 1/2 a Red Pepper
• 1/4 cup raw Pine Nuts
• 3 Tbsp Mild or Strong Curry Powder
• Pinch of sea salt + other seasonings you’d like

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1.) Preheat the oven to 450. Hot hot hot.
2.) I cut and prepped the Tofu first using this recipe from Gluten Free Girl (without the sauce). I made cubes out of the tofu, seasoned it with olive oil and stuck it in the oven for 30 minutes, tossing the cubes half-way through.
3.) While that’s happening, cut your veggies. Toss broccoli and red pepper in a medium-sized skillet and season with whatever you’d like — I used onion powder and some pepper. Cover them up.
4.) Meanwhile, I started the brown rice on the stovetop according to the boxed directions.
5.) Take the tofu out. Let it cool on the baking sheet for 5-10 minutes. It’s all coming together now.
6.) Combine cooked rice and cooled tofu into the pan with the veggies. Season with the curry powder and stir for about 5 minutes.
7.) Add sliced avocado last to garnish.
8.) Eat both servings. Because I totally did.

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What are your stir-fry staples? When was the last time you made it?!

Side Note: Chrissy from Pink Polish and Running Shoes nominated me for a Liebster Award! I’m so pumped! I’ll totally post about that soon. Thanks girl :)

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3 thoughts on “Tofu, A New Weekly Staple

  1. Haha, I love your initial feeling about tofu. I think that’s a lot of peoples initial feeling, too. I’m a vegetarian so the first time I made my dad a dish with tofu, he was pretty scared to try, but was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. It’s all about seasoning. I love your recipe, too!! YUM!! :)

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