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

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)


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

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...)


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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