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.

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…

Green Apple Salsa Recipe

2 medium granny smith apples, diced
1/2 medium red onion, diced
1 jalapeno, diced
1 habernero, diced
2 cloves garlic, grated
1 lime, zest and juice
1/2 bunch cilantro
2 tbls hot sauce
2 tsps sugar
1/4 cup olive oil
2 1/2 tsps salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsps oregano

Add lime juoice and zest to a work bowl. Grate in garlic. Add salt, pepper, hot sauce, oregano, sugar. Whisk in oil.

Toss apples, onion, jalapeno and habernero in the dressing mix.

Stir in cilantro.

Chill in fridge for a few hours.