Directions: Drain your block of tofu. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine olive oil, Dale's, water, garlic, and seasonings. Whisk. Cut your tofu into 8-9 slices and place into an 8" x 8" baking dish. Add your marinade. Let sit for 10-15 minutes. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes, then gently serve (the tofu is super tender, which is one reason I like it so much). Serves: 4-8 (depending on whether you serve it as a main dish or as a side).
Variation: Drain your block of tofu. Combine olive oil, Dale's, 1/2-1 cup water, twice as many spices, and 1 clove of minced garlic. Slice your tofu into 8-9 pieces and place in a tuberware container with the marinade. Place in the fridge and pull slices out as sandwich toppings, burrito fillers, pita stuffers, etc.
Step By Step:
1. The spices:
2. The marinade:
3. The draining tofu:
4. The slicing of the tofu (sounds so significant!):
5. Placed inside the baking dish (is it kind of snug in there?):
6. Covered with marinade and let soak up all the tasty goodness:
7. After baking for 20 minutes:
8. Serve as you like:
I served mine plain with some lemon.
Alex had his on a sandwich with vegannaise, mustard, tomato, and spinach.
^The veggies are from my Papa's garden! Sauteed spinach and zucchini + raw tomato
It was so, so good. I would suggest slicing the tofu thickly, so it's nice and meaty. I have a fun post coming up soon, so check back!
I've been very busy in the kitchen lately. I have been baking bread and preparing all meals for my mom, my brother, my best friend, and myself. Before I even eat breakfast I do the dishes. My day pretty much looks like this:
Get dressed, brush my teeth, etc.
Turn on Coffee Pot (which we make our tea in)
Watch Lost with Alex and Sellers
Watch More Lost
Practice Piano or Read
Do Dishes/ Clean Up a little more
Play Games with Alex and Sellers
Leave the house (visit family, Wal Mart, buy movie tickets, etc.)
Make Dinner (which usually takes about 40 minutes)
Watch Lost or Fraiser
Snack on Bread
As you can see, I watch a lot of TV (because it's summer and I'm really into Lost right now). It's kind of a productive day, and the kitchen is cleaned regularly. The couch is always a mess because Sellers and Alex tend to throw pillows on the floor or something (I don't know how it really happens). Sometimes I workout after lunch instead of before. I still don't workout everyday because it wears me out too much.
I also work on the blog quite frequently. Check out my updated Recipe and Oatmeal pages!
I'm in the middle of a growth spurt (or have just gone through one). I think I'm taller, but definitely, ah, developing into "a yound woman". I think I need more sleep. I sleep about 8-9 hours, but I think a little more wouldn't hurt. The problem is, I get out of bed to use the bathroom about 8 (I drink a lotta tea), and my best friend wakes up and is ready for breakfast (or she takes that 2 minutes to turn over and leave 1 foot on either side of the bed for me to go back to sleep in ;) It's okay because I love her to death, so I just go downstairs and (of course) clean. Right now she's riding her horse, but she should be here soon!
I hope you guys have a nice Tuesday! See you soon!