My favourite way to eat tofu (aside from deep-fried puffs…come on, who doesn’t love those?) is baked. The texture becomes more dense and sturdy, which means you could use baked tofu as a sandwich “meat”, chop it up for stir-fries and rice bowls, eat a couple slices in the morning with toast, or straight-up from the fridge, cold and delicious.
Bibimbap! Bibimbap! Is there a word more fun to say? Aside from hootenanny, of course.
A note on bibimbap: it’s usually served with a fried egg on top, but it tastes really awesome without eggs – probably even better.
-enough rice for 4 people (I used jasmine this time, but I usually use brown rice)
Start this first, since you can leave it in the oven while you do the other stuff. I cubed a block of tofu and marinated it in a shallow dish with about 2 tbsp soy sauce for 15 minutes – enough soy sauce to cover it all, but leaving little to no excess liquid. Crank the oven to 375 degrees F and leave it in there for a while, about half an hour, stirring the pieces halfway through so they brown evenly.
Voila! Bibimbap! If you’re a spice wimp (like me), be careful about loading on too much sauce. A little goes a long way, as it is really spicy!
See you guys on Monday for another week of MoFo’ing!
This was one of those recipes that seemed so strange to me that I just had to try it. The first time I made it was a couple of months ago, and I couldn’t for the life of me find the original blog I found it on, so I tried to recall it to the best of my memory.
The first time I took a bite of this dessert, I wasn’t sure what to think. The unique texture, with the flavour of coffee…it was like those root beer milkshakes (I know, gross, but a part of my teenage past) where you just had to keep drinking it because it was so darn unusual. And then by the end of it, you wish you had more. And then it turns out you love it after all.
Happy MoFoing, all! See you tomorrow 🙂
Before I begin this post, I wanted to express a pet peeve of mine. You know how you read things that are all, “a vegan diet can be healthy, but severely restricting your food intake can lead to vitamin and mineral deficiencies”? It annoys the crap out of me. Such works almost always include the obligatory “vegans must be careful to ensure sufficient protein”. Jeez Louise, what do these people think we eat? Iceburg lettuce with a side of an apple?