Friday, January 3, 2014

Roasted Tofu With Veggies Recipe

Alert! I Just Ate Tofu And Liked It!

Yeah. I know. It just doesn't sound that appealing does it. The facts are I didn't have much choice.  My T25 5 Day Fast Track Recipe Book said that's what I was having for dinner. Since I did my grocery shopping last week based on the recipes, I had already accidentally purchased some Tofu.  I didn't want it to go 'bad' sitting in the fridge for the next couple of years. So I cooked it. Then I ate it. And then I shared it.

And Then What Happened?

I have to admit.  It wasn't bad. In fact, it was pretty good.  Although everyone made fun of the dish, at the end of the night...none was left. I think that speaks for itself, so I figured I'd share the recipe.

What Is Tofu? 

I'm glad I didn't look this up before I tried the recipe. The description of Tofu is unappetizing at best. Tofu is a mixture of soybean, water, and coagulant. After it's coagulated, it's pressed into blocks. Those blocks are cut, diced, and shredded into a bunch of vegetarian dishes. The thing that vegetarians like about Tofu is it's ability to extract it's flavor from other ingredients. For example, if you use onions, salt and pepper, your tofu will taste like a salted and peppered onion. So Tofu is basically a flavor sponge.  It doesn't exactly encourage the "Yum" response, right?  Well, try the recipe below and you might change your mind.

The Ingredients

Here's what the recipe calls for:

  • 1 lb firm tofu, drained and cut into cubes.
  • 5 chopped cloves of garlic
  • 12 oz of green beans
  • 1 cup of medium mushrooms, cut into quarters
  • 1 medium onion, cut into chunks
  • 3 medium red potatoes, cut into quarters
  • 1 tbsp virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • all purpose seasoning - salt free
I used all those ingredients, and used 'Italian' as my all purpose seasoning


Do you need directions on how to cube, quarter, or chop? If yes, then you probably shouldn't be around sharp objects anyway.  There are no rocket surgeon procedures in this recipe. The basic directions are:

  • Set the oven on 375
  • Cut the ingredients up, and put them in a cooking pan.
  • Pour the oil and soy sauce over it
  • Cook it until the vegetables are soft.  This will probably take about an hour.  You can take it out and stir it every 20 minutes if you'd like. If you don't stir it, some of the stuff will get a bit crunchy.  Since I like crunchy, I only stirred one half of the pan. 
After it's cooked you can add salt, butter, or whatever else you would like.  I didn't add butter, because I'm on this No Gym At All exercise program. 

Would I Cook It Again?

Probably. I wouldn't say I'll go out of my way to go get Tofu though. I will buy some to keep in the fridge. Since I've cooked with it now, I'm familiar with it and can think of ways to use it.  On the Taste

About Potato Chip Sandwich

According to some people, men can't tell time, can't follow directions and can't cook. That's simply not true. The owner and author of the site, me..  can cook. This site is simply a way for me to keep up with my recipes without putting it into my other 10 or so blogs. Everything is Google-ized, so it's connected to all my other stuff. I suggests you try the BBQ. This site gets it's name from road trips when I was in my 20's. By the time we would head home...all we could afford was a loaf of bread and some potato chips.

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