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Tofu Parmigiana

Tofu Parmigiana


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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup plain dry breadcrumbs
  2. 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  3. 1 14-ounce package firm or extra-firm water-packed tofu, pressed
  4. 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  5. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  6. 2 teaspoons plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  7. 1 small onion, chopped
  8. 8 ounces white mushrooms, thinly sliced
  9. 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  10. 3/4 cup prepared marinara sauce, preferably low-sodium
  11. 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  12. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
Instructions
  1. Combine breadcrumbs and Italian seasoning in a shallow dish. Press tofu for 30 minutes and cut tofu lengthwise into 4 steaks...
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Southwestern Tofu Scramble

Southwestern Tofu Scramble


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Ingredients
  1. 3 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  2. 1 14-ounce package firm water-packed tofu, pressed and crumbled
  3. 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  4. 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  6. 1 small zucchini, diced
  7. 3/4 cup frozen corn, thawed (can also used canned or corn of cob depending on season)
  8. 4 scallions, sliced
  9. 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  10. 1/2 cup prepared salsa
  11. 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Instructions
  1. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add tofu, chili powder, cumin and 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring, until the tofu begins to brown, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
  2. Add the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to the pan...
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Sweet and Sour Tofu

Sweet and Sour Tofu


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Ingredients
  1. 1 20-ounce can pineapple chunks or tidbits, packed in juice
  2. 3 tablespoons rice-wine vinegar
  3. 2 tablespoons ketchup
  4. 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  5. 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  6. 1 14-ounce package extra-firm water-packed tofu, pressed and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  7. 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  8. 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  9. 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  10. 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  11. 1 large red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-by-2-inch strips
  12. 1 large green bell pepper, cut into 1/2-by-2-inch strips
Instructions
  1. Drain and set aside pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup of the juice. Whisk the reserved pineapple juice, vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce and sugar in a medium bowl until smooth...
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Grilled Veggie and Tofu Stack with Balsamic and Mint

Grilled Veggie and Tofu Stack with Balsamic and Mint


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Ingredients
  1. 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  2. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  3. 2/3 cup olive oil
  4. 1/3 cup thinly sliced fresh mint leaves plus sprigs for garnish
  5. 1 12-ounce container extra-firm tofu, cut crosswise into 8 slices, pressed with Tofu Xpress
  6. 1 zucchini, trimmed, cut lengthwise into four 4-inch-long slices
  7. 1 red bell pepper, rounded ends trimmed, seeded, cut lengthwise into 4 pieces
  8. 1 Japanese eggplant, trimmed, cut lengthwise into four 4-inch-long slices
  9. 4 3-inch-diameter portobello or shiitake mushrooms, stems removed
  10. 1 small head of radicchio, quartered through root end
Instructions
  1. Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat)...
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Grilled Lemon Rosemary Tofu

Grilled Lemon Rosemary Tofu

Serves 2


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Ingredients
  1. 1 package (14 oz.) water-packed super firm tofu, pressed and sliced into 3 wide slices (or 6 short slices)
Marinade
  1. Juice of 1 large lemon (about u00bc cup)
  2. 1 Tbsp. tamari soy sauce
  3. 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil or canola oil
  4. 2 tsp fresh rosemary, minced (or 1 tsp dried)
  5. 3 cloves garlic, minced or grated with a Microplane
  6. A few shakes (or grinds) black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine the ingredients for the marinade in a shallow pie dish or small baking dish. Soak the tofu slices in marinade for 1 hour, flipping once halfway through...
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Tofu Spinach Lasagna

Tofu Spinach Lasagna

Serves 8


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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 to 1 pound lasagna noodles
  2. 2 packages (10 ounces) frozen, chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  3. 1 package (16 ounces) firm tofu (not silken), pressed using TofuXpress
  4. 1 tablespoon granulated sugar (optional)
  5. 1/4 cup nondairy milk (such as rice, oat, soy, almond, or hazelnut), or as needed
  6. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or 2 peeled garlic cloves
  7. Juice from 1/2 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
  8. 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil (about 20 leaves)
  9. 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  10. 4 to 6 cups tomato or pasta sauce of your choice
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions or use “no-boil” lasagna noodles. Drain and set aside.
  3. Dr...
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Garden Tofu Scramble

Garden Tofu Scramble


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Ingredients
  1. 1 lb extra firm tofu (I use White Wave Reduced Fat Tofu drained and pressed
  2. 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  3. 4 green onions, chopped
  4. 3 tsp low-sodium soy sauce or tamari
  5. 1 tsp turmeric
  6. 1 tsp garlic powder
  7. 1 tsp cumin
  8. 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  9. 3/4 cup shredded carrots
  10. 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  11. 1 small head broccoli, cut into small florets
  12. 2 cups packed spinach leaves
Instructions
  1. Using your hands, crumble tofu into a bowl and set aside. Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Sautu00e9 green onions 3 minutes until slightly softened, then mix in tofu and sautu00e9 for 2 minutes more. Add soy sauce, stir well, and cook for 2 minutes more...
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Marinated Baked Tofu

Marinated Baked Tofu


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Ingredients
  1. 1 block extra firm tofu
  2. 3 TBSP soy sauce u20282 garlic cloves, minced
  3. 1 TSPB fresh grated ginger
  4. 1 TBSP sesame oil
  5. 1 TBSP rice vinegar
  6. 2 tsp agave nectar or brown sugar
  7. 1 TBSP olive oil
  8. 1 tsp sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. Drain tofu using TofuXpress and cut. Depending on your use, you can cut the tofu into strips, cubes, or flat squares (which is what I did here).
  2. Mix all other ingredients except olive oil and pour over tofu into the TofuXpress. Secure marinating lid.
  3. Refrigerate overnight (can marinade for longer if needed).
  4. Lightly grease baking sheet with olive oil.
  5. Arrange tofu in single layer on sheet.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes...
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Thai Coconut-Crusted Tofu Hearts

Thai Coconut-Crusted Tofu Hearts

Serves 4


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Ingredients
  1. 1 lb extra firm tofu, pressed
  2. Marinade
  3. 3 tsp Thai red curry paste
  4. 1 tsp creamy peanut butter (organic preferred)
  5. 1 tsp lime juice
  6. 1/2 cup lite coconut milk (or 1/4 cup regular + 1/4 cup water)
  7. 1 tsp ginger, minced
  8. 1 tsp garlic, minced
  9. Sauce
  10. reserved marinade
  11. 1 tbsp creamy peanut butter (organic preferred)
  12. 1/2 cup lite coconut milk (or 1/4 cup regular + 1/4 cup water)
  13. 1 tbsp lime juice
  14. Coconut breading
  15. heaping 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  16. 1-1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  17. 1-1/2 tbsp flour
  18. 1/4 tsp cayenne (optional, omit to keep this dish mild)
  19. Accompaniments
  20. steamed veggies and rice
Instructions
  1. Press tofu for 1 hour...
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Curried Tofu and Onions

Curried Tofu and Onions


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Ingredients
  1. 1 package extra firm tofu (preferably Nasoya brand)
  2. Canola spray oil
  3. 1 can coconut milk 12 oz
  4. 1 sweet onion, chopped
  5. 1 tomato, chopped
  6. 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or cashews
  7. 1-2 tbsp curry, to taste
  8. Fresh cilantro (4 tbsp chopped)
  9. Cayenne pepper
  10. Salt
Instructions
  1. Press tofu in TofuXpress for at least 3 hours.
  2. Remove tofu and cut brick into 1 inch cubes.
  3. Spray a large fry pan with canola oil and heat to medium.
  4. Place onions into pan and brown, careful to not burn.
  5. Add curry and coat onions. Heat for 1 minute.
  6. Add can of coconut milk and heat for 1 minute.
  7. Add tofu, tomatoes, nuts, and cilantro.
  8. Bring to a soft boil, reduce heat and allow to simmer
  9. for 10 minutes or more.
  10. A...
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