Spicy Barbecue Tofu

Tofu tends to get a bad rap. If it's not prepared properly it can feel like eating an old sponge and taste of absolutely nothing. On the other hand, when treated well, tofu can be a scrumptious treat for the senses as well as powerful nourishment for the body.

I first fell in love with tofu through my local Chinese takeout. They have deep fried tofu with sauteed vegetables. Deep fried tofu has the perfect chewy exterior and pillowy soft center. It tastes of all the vegetables, oil and soy sauce from the wok.

I've experimented with cooking tofu at home. I don't really deep fry. But there are other great ways to prepare tofu as a main protein. I like to broil it. I use a classic meat eaters method to give it flavor. I brush it with a glaze before and mid cooking. It works brilliantly both in terms of flavor and texture.

It's totally vegan.

Ingredients
1 package extra firm tofu
4 tbls olive oil
2 tbls hot sauce
2 tbls sriracha
1 tbl apple cider vinegar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp…

More Hummus Goodness (Vegan)

A great little sandwich I made the other day was hummus and lightlife bologna style with some dill pickle. Really simple.

I built my sandwich on a thomas' bagel (which has no egg or milk). The important step is to lay down one slice of lightlife then slather that with hummus and cover with another slice. Top with pickle, onion, pepper, or any combo thereof.

So easy to make in the morning for breakfast or prepare and wrap for a take to work lunch. Really filling. The hummus and lightlife really pack the protein and iron. The thomas' bagel has a good amount of protein and iron too.

Another filling way to eat hummus is just have half a bagel and cover it with hummus and eat with a side of low salt lays potato chips or dry roasted edammame.

I find both these meals very filling, satisfying and enduring. My taste buds are satiated and my stomach doesn't nag me for at least 3 or 4 hours after.