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…

Cilantro Pesto

Some people love cilantro. Some people hate it. I'm one of those that love it.

2 cups fresh cilantro
1/4 cup celery leaves
1/2 cup white vinegar
3 cloves garlic
1/2 a serrano pepper
1/2 a jalapeno pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp sugar
2 tsp toasted sesame seeds
1 tbl cream cheese
splash of tequila
1 tsp coridander
2 tsps each salt and black pepper

Add all ingredient to a blender or food processor. Puree until an emulsion is formed.

To keep it vegan just use vegan cream cheese alternative.