Since we know that eating soy is a great way to get protein without cholesterol or saturated fat, I'm always looking for new and delicious ways to eat it. Buying pre-made meat alternatives that contain soy such as Tofu Pups and Wildwood Burgers is great, but sometimes I want to make it myself.
Here's a great recipe for Baked Tofu. Since tofu tastes rather bland, you can always flavor it anyway you want. Plus when you bake tofu, it gets a firm and chewy consistency similar to chicken, so many meat eaters may even appreciate it.
You can eat this Baked Tofu alone, on salads, in sandwiches, as a pizza topping, or on crackers. It's a great way to get a healthy source of protein, especially if you are a vegetarian.
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What you need:
- 1 block of extra firm tofu
- olive oil
- dried thyme, dill and cumin
What to do:
- Pre-heat the oven to 400°F.
- Get rid of the excess water in the tofu by pressing it between your hands over the sink.
- Place the tofu on a cutting board and slice it into 1/4 inch slabs. Then cut those in half.
- Now grease a mini cookie sheet with the olive oil and lay the pieces of tofu flat.
- Pour a generous amount of tamari on each piece of tofu. You can flip the pieces over to make sure both sides are brown.
- Now you're ready for the honey. Drop a dab on each individual piece.
- Sprinkle each piece with thyme...
- ...and cumin.
- Place it in the oven and bake for 20 or so minutes. How do you know it's ready? When you touch it, the tofu should be firm but not wet and mushy, and the edges should be slightly toasted. Take it out of the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. You can eat it right away or store it in the fridge — it tastes delicious hot or cold.