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…

Chipotle Harrisa Sauce

This sauce recipe is total awesomeness and super easy. Very few ingredients. Inspired by Harissa, but a little different.

I large jar (around 24 ounces) roasted red peppers, including the liquid
2-3 chipotles and 1 tsp adobo sauce
3 cloves garlic
1 lime, zest and juice
Small drizzle of canola or olive oil
1 tbl fresh cracked coriander seeds
1 tbl ground or fresh cracked cumin
1 tsp basil
Black pepper to taste

Add all of the ingredients to a blender and buzz until smooth. Taste. Adjust seasoning if desired.

We're not adding salt because the pepper liquid already had plenty.

Chill in the fridge for a few hours at least.

Little spicy, little sweet, 100% delicious.

It's so easy, but it tastes so good. Don't take my word for it. Try it yourself and see.