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…

Best Sandwich Ever

I had the best sandwich I've had in years this morning. It moved me so much that I was compelled to photograph it in the hopes that a visual image would somehow guarantee I could taste sometthing that good again.

It was a vegetarian sandwich. But it was entirely transcendent. I can't see how anyone could not love it. The combination of textures, flavors and spices were such that I found myself wishing I could go back in time and eat it all over again. Only slower.

Even if you eat meat and enjoy consuming it you need to explore the concept of bean sandwiches. They make much better sandwiches than cold cuts. You also need to try replacing your mayo or mustaard with hummus. Even if you choose to build your sandwich using meat products you won't regret swapping out your usual condiments for this wonderous concoction. It's the world's most perfect condiment. And it comes in an array of variations to please every individual. It's healtheir with lesss fat, more wholesome ingredients and amazingly tons more flavor.

My ultimate sandwich was constructed as follows. Two slices caraway seeded rye bread. Artichoke and spinach hummus spread on both slices. 2 spoonsfuls black beans. 1 slice provolone cheese. Several slices white onion. A few crunchy dill pickle chips. A handful of romaine lettuce. That's it. That's all there is to an overwhelming orgasmic sandwich experience. Don't believe me. I dare you to try it for yourself and say it doesn't curl your toes.