It’s time to bring back the recipe of the week! Why? Because I miss it, that’s why. Also, I think it’s just plain fun. Most of these will be vegan. Some vegetarian recipes may sneak into the mix now and then. But keep in mind, anything that is vegan can easily be added to to make it vegetarian or include meat and vice versa. Look at these recipes as launching points.
I thought I’d bring back the recipe of the week feature with a tofu dish: Lime-Cilantro Tofu with Roasted Onions and Peppers. Here’s why – as we transitioned into a more vegan lifestyle I have largely resisted tofu. In general, I have no problem with tofu. However, I quickly tired of seeing so many vegan recipes that have tofu in them. In my opinion, a blue cheese dressing recipe that calls for tofu in place of blue cheese is just depressing. I’m going with the blue cheese. Additionally, I think being vegan doesn’t have to regulate us to eating large quantities of tofu. And finally, I think eating tofu is a bit boring.
But low and behold the dish I have featured this week changes the whole tofu eating game! One reason I think it’s a game changer is because it is baked in the oven. I heard a rumor that baked tofu was yummy. Rumor confirmed. For once, I found myself with some very flavorful tofu on hand. This dish is also easy to make. You can roast the vegetables right next to the tofu (I used separate pans). They both take the same amount of time. I made some basmati rice to go with it while everything was in the oven.
If you do not like tofu, or you have had problems with it, try this dish. If you still don’t like tofu, then you probably don’t like tofu and might want to just pack it in. Here’s a look at how mine turned out:
The sauce on this is also delicious. It was all I could do not to drink it straight! Give it a try, and let me know what you think.