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…

Simple Guac

I'm not a big guacamole or avocado fan, but every once in the while it really hits the spot. I've never really read a guac recipe or even had a restaurant version. I may have had some wholly guacamole once. I'm not sure.

This guac recipe is just my personal preference. I think it tastes great. I use it mostly as a salad dressing, but I'm sure it's more versatile than that.

1 avocado mashed
1 lime, zested and juiced
3 cloves roasted garlic
1-2 chipotles and 1 tbl adobo sauce
1 jalapeno, flesh only
salt, pepper, paprika, cayenne, cumin

Mix it all up together. Chill for a while. Awesome.

I roasted my garlic on a charcoal grill. I didn't setup and run a charcoal grill just to roast garlic, I was grilling some ears of corn. If you're not grilling, you can roast your garlic in the oven or a skillet.

I don't give measurements for the spices since it's so personal. Add a bit, taste, decide if you want more.