Thursday, November 1, 2012

Tofu Or Not Tofu? That Is The Question

For awhile, I think that I was the only non - vegetarian/ vegan person I knew that openly liked tofu and ate it regularly. Now, however, I've come up with a few delicious tofu recipes to delight my taste buds, but also sticking with my gluten and dairy free diet requirements!

Below, I've posted two recipes for gluten free, dairy free tofu! They're part of a clean eating diet, as well as being very healthy and minimal calories.

Image © Katherine Jaycock
Gluten Free Sauteed Tofu (for 2)
2 tbsp Kikkoman Gluten Free Soy Sauce
1 tbsp olive or canola oil
1 package Extra Firm Tofu, quartered (I buy Sunrise brand tofu)
1 tbsp garlic, minced
1 cup spinach
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, roasted and seasoned to taste
pinch of salt
pepper, to taste

In bowl, mix together soy sauce, garlic, salt and pepper. Coat each slice of tofu with the mixture. 
Heat oil on a stove top pan or skillet on medium heat. Once oil is hot, place tofu in pan, pouring any extra soy sauce mixture on top of searing tofu. Sear 2-3 minutes on each side. 
Place 1/2 cup of spinach on each plate, and place two pieces of tofu on plate. Sprinkle 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds atop the tofu. 

Easy Tofu Sticks
1 package Extra Firm Tofu, cut into long, rectangular pieces
4 tbsp. onion powder
4 tbsp. garlic powder
1/8 cup Kinnikinnick Gluten Free Panko Style Bread Crumbs - you can find these via the Gluten Free General Store
2 tbsp. paprika
1-2 egg whites

Preheat oven to 350. Take out cookie sheet and spray with Pam, or line with parchment. 
Whisk egg whites together in a shallow bowl (if you are vegan, or cooking for a vegan, use canola oil). Mix together onion powder, garlic powder, bread crumbs, and paprika on plate or other flat surface. Coat tofu sticks with egg whites, then coat sticks with powder and bread crumb mix. Place sticks on cookie sheet. Bake 15 minutes.

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