When tofu is mentioned, some people just give me an “it is icky” kinda look…scrunch up their nose…and say “but it has no taste”.
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This recipe is ideal for All Of You. It combines the best traits of a week-night meal:
Plus, you probably have all of the items in your pantry and fridge. Just need that one elusive ingredient – tofu!
Using firm tofu from Whole Foods, we drained it, then used paper towels to dry it thoroughly prior to cutting.
Beat the egg…mixed together the dry ingredients….and Presto! – ready to cook.
While this simple prep is happening, open a jar of marinara and heat on the stovetop.
While the tofu got it’s brown on, we popped open a bag of fresh haricot verts from Costco, added a bit of water to a bowl, placed the beans in the bowl, and covered it with plastic wrap. In the microwave it went, and 4 minutes later beans are ready. Drain, plate, and sprinkle slivered almonds on top and a drizzle of EVOO – Can you say “side dish” in 5 minutes or less?
Here’s the final result – Rachel Ray has nothing on this 13 Minute Meal! LOL!