Tofu Redemption and Guy Friendly Greens
An amazing turn of events occurred this past weekend: I found a recipe for tofu that I really love! I had seen Angela’s Crispy Tofu Dippers and they peaked my interest, since it turned both her and her husband around from tofu hatred as well. I decided I had to try them, and then they sat on my overcrowded Recipe Pinsperation board for weeks. After a long overdue grocery run, I finally bought some tofu and tried the recipe for myself! I followed some advice I got last time and pressed the tofu for longer than I usually do, which helped with the texture. I cut slices, dipped them in almond milk, breaded them, and then popped them in the oven and hoped for the best. The result: crispy, crunchy tofu nuggets! I added a hint of paprika to my breading since I love spice, and was really pleased with how well the coating stayed on these! The leftovers are great reheated in the toaster oven. I also tried them cold over a salad for lunch, but was not a fan. Baby steps in my tofu journey!
Along with the tofu dippers, I made Beer Braised Collard Greens. This is another recipe that might change your mind about an unloved member of the greens family. My friend and I made these weeks back after finding the recipe on the Boston Organics website. When cooking for 3 guys plus myself, you know the vegetables have to taste good so they don’t get overlooked! These collard greens came out so flavorful that they overshadowed the rest of the meal that we prepared! The biggest problem with collards is that they can often be too chewy, so allowing them to cook in the beer for 20 minutes really helps with this problem. The hint kick of spice from the red pepper flakes really makes this dish stand out. I have made it twice since then, with amazing results every time. I followed the original recipe, only leaving out the brown sugar the last time I made it.
Question: What is one food you are learning to love?