Vegan Caramelized Mushroom and Tofu Puree

Since I started back up running outside again, I've been a little obsessed with tofu purees. 

They offer a tasty way to incorporate vegan protein into your diet with a limitless set of flavor possibilities. 

Watching the UK versions of Masterchef, I've seen them dot their plates with countless mushroom purees. It's about time I actually made one. 

I really focused on umani here. Mushrooms, soy sauce, nutritional yeast all have lots of it. 

The amazing thing you'll discover about tofu purees if you decide to try some is that when you eat them it feels like you're eating something rich and creamy and luxurious when in reality it's lean and nutritious. That's the magic of tofu!

1 pint button mushrooms
1/4 cup pinot grigio
2 tbls olive oil
1/2 package silken firm tofu
2 tbls sunflower seeds
3 cloves garlic
1 serrano
2 tbls nutritional yeast
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp cayenne
2 tsps soy sauce
2 tbls soy milk
2 tsps salt

Use a  large cast iron skillet to caramelize the mushrooms. Start …

Red Onion and Tomato Broth

I'm trying to continue doing the things I normally do in an effort to keep from going completely insane. I had some extra onion and garlic and decided that a broth would be a great way to extract lots of flavor.

Generally, when it comes to fresh produce, I prefer to consume it raw. Cut it up, mix it together and enjoy. But lately, I've been cooking everything in order to kill any unwanted micro-organisms.

I just wanted a flavorful liquid I could add to rice or pasta to make them enjoyable and nutritious to eat.

Ingredients
2 medium red onions, chopped
6 cloves garlic, sliced
2 vine tomatoes, chopped
1 jalapeno, diced
1/4 cup dry white wine
3 tbls olive oil
2 tbls hot sauce
6 cups water
3 1/2 tsps salt
2 tps black pepper
2 tsps paprika
1 tsp cayenne

Bring it all to a boil in a large, uncovered pot. Reduce to a simmer. Let it simmer until reduced by at least one third. You could go so far as to reduce it by half.

I was too impatient to go that far. It had oodles of flavor. Really hit the spot.