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…

Corn Salsa

A very simple, very tasty version of corn salsa. Just a few ingredients that are really allowed to shine.

Put a big batch of it together quickly and enjoy it for days.

It's also really pretty.

2 ears fire roasted corn
1 large tomato, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 poblano, diced
1 jalapeno, diced

2 tbls olive oil
2 tbls hot sauce
2 tsps salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp dry dill

Combine all ingredients. Chill. Devour.

It's a supper simple, extraordinarily tasty combination of the freshest fruit and veg the northeastern summer has on offer.

Expermient with your own variations. Apples, mango, pineapple, etc.