Don’t Fear The Tofu!!

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”.

People – You Know Who You Are! 

This recipe is ideal for All Of You. It combines the best traits of a week-night meal:

  1. Quick
  2. Tasty
  3. Healthy
  4. Inexpensive

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.

Tofu Drained

Beat the egg…mixed together the dry ingredients….and Presto! – ready to cook.

Tofu in Egg

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?

Green Beans and Bread with Tofu

Here’s the final result – Rachel Ray has nothing on this 13 Minute Meal! LOL!

Thanks to my friend Liuba, at the Unwind Cooking blog, for the great idea and recipe for Tofu Parmigiana with Marinara Sauce. This one will be a Repeat for us. Hope you like it, too!



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Inspired by travels to Italy, cooking with fresh ingredients, sharing our Kitchen Inventions dinners with friends, and enjoying good wine. Photography and cooking are the main focus for our site. Please stop by Wade's website to enjoy more of his works of photography.
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10 Responses to Don’t Fear The Tofu!!

  1. laurasmess says:

    This is a fantastic idea! I normally dislike tofu (ick… sorry, it’s true!) but this recipe looks absolutely delicious! I will give this a go. Thanks to you and to Liuba for the inspiration (going to check out Unwind Cooking now!)


  2. I have to admit, I’m one of “those” people. I bought some tofu one times years ago & it’s probably still in the back of my fridge. I have to say you do make it look appetizing.


  3. Sweet! I’m glad it worked out. Your photos look awesome!


  4. I like tofu. I have a recipe for tofu chocolate pie … you’d never know it was tofu … so good.


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