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…

Tofu Hummus Recipe

I love hummus. It's probably one of my favorite foods. I spread it on bagels and bread. I stir it into salads, pasta and rice.

I also love to run. Running requires a lot of protein to repair your muscle tissue. In order to increase my protein intake, I've started making tofu hummus.

Tofu hummus is very versatile. You can make it with whatever beans you have on hand. It's also quick and easy to make if you have a food processor.

Here's one of my favorite examples.


1/2 block silken firm tofu
1 can garbanzo beans
3 tbls sunflower seeds
2 tbls olive oil
1 tbl hot sauce
1 tbl apple cider vinegar
3 cloves garlic
1 serrano pepper
3 tsps salt

Puree until smooth. You can use it immediately, but it will benefit from a few hours rest in the fridge.