October 18, 2014

Marinated Baked Tofu (Tahini BBQ Dressing) & Cauliflower Rice


I apologize for the lack of recipe posts lately; I was barely home last weekend so I didn't get very much food prep time so I've been eating a lot of quick & easy things like cauliflower pizza and salads (all still very healthy); by the time I make these quick dinners, it's really dark outside and the yellow-lighting in the kitchen isn't suitable for photos.

But I did get a chance to snap a few shots of the tofu that I marinated last Sunday and the quick cauliflower rice that I made afterwards!








Recipe: Marinated, Baked Tofu
By: Hannah Claudia
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1 block of firm tofu, cubed
about 1/4 cup of cornstarch 
(or use herbs/spices to crust the tofu!)

Tahini BBQ Dressing:
2 tablespoons of tahini
2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons of sesame oil
2-3 tablespoons of orange juice/water (to make the mixture less viscous)

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1. Mix all of the dressing ingredients.
2. Add the tofu to the dressing and gently mix.
3. Let the tofu marinade in the fridge for at least 8 hours (overnight is the easiest, although
i have to admit, i let it sit for only 4 hours)
4. Transfer the tofu to another clean bowl (save the marinade) and toss the tofu in cornstarch or spices/herbs
5. Bake at 400*F for about 20-30 minutes

** I just learned that pressing the tofu to take all the water helps the tofu to absorb the marinade better, so give that a try
if you're interested!







Recipe: Leftover Marinated Cauliflower Rice
By: Hannah Claudia
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leftover marinade from the tofu
about 1 cup of cauliflower rice (cauliflower that's been washed, cut, and put into food processor)
1-2 scallions
herbs/spices (black pepper, oregano, paprika...)

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1. Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl (the one used for the marinade is the most convenient)
2. In a pan that's been heated with a tiny bit of oil (or water), cook the rice until it's warm!

**It's really important to put herbs/spices in the cauliflower rice because it'll be really bland if you don't!




xoxo, hannah


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