As we are getting ready for Memorial Day, it is tough being a vegetarian when the holiday focuses on eating grilled meat. Or is it really that tough?
Today I’m bringing you a quick and easy recipe for Barbecue Tofu. You can enjoy the tastes of barbecue while staying plant based. Win-Win.
Here is what you need:
- Pressed, firm tofu – Since I’m new to cooking tofu, here is the method of how to press tofu.
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Avocado Oil
- Salt and Pepper
- Garlic Salt or Powder, Trader Joe’s Seasoning Salt, or Penzey’s Galena Street Rub
- Your Favorite BBQ sauce
- Pressed, firm tofu
- 1 Tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Garlic Salt or Powder, Trader Joe’s Seasoning Salt, or Penzey’s Galena Street Rub, to taste
- ¼ c. bbq sauce
- In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat.
- In the meantime, cut the tofu into 32 rectangles.
- Gently add the tofu to the skillet. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and other spice blend.
- Allow the tofu to cook for 5 minutes. Flip.
- Sprinkle the other side with the spices. Cook for additional 3 to 5 minutes.
- Remove from the skillet. Place in a bowl. Pour the bbq sauce over the tofu. Stir until all the tofu is covered with sauce.
My favorite BBQ sauce is Carolina Gold. Yum!
Have a bemagical day,
If I don’t prep my lunches, then I don’t eat well. My body is not nourished because I’m not eating anything that is good for me.
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I’ve had this recipe in my files but hadn’t shared it with you. If you make the crockpot chicken or buy a rotisserie chicken, you can use the left over chicken to make this delicious chicken salad.
When I made this chicken salad, I shared some with my mother-in-law. She also loved this chicken salad. She especially loved the addition of the dried cherries.
It’s good as on a bun or eaten with crackers. It would also be good just eaten with a fork.
Fruity Chicken Salad
Adapted from Add a Pinch
Stars of the recipe:
- 1 pound or 2 c. cooked chicken chopped or shredded
- 1 c. chopped celery
- 1 c. red grapes, halved or quartered depending on the size of the grapes
- 1/2 c. dried cherries or cranberries
- 1/2 c. chopped pecan pieces
- 1 c. mayo (I use an olive oil based mayo.)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Add all the ingredients to a large bowl.
- Mix to combine.
- Enjoy with crackers or on a bun!.
A few years ago, I got this easy recipe from Menus4Moms. This is a family favorite. I think the Imaginative One loves it because it combines two of his favorite foods – hamburgers and ketchup. The reason I like the recipe is because of its ease. Since I work all day and then come home to cook, I need recipes that come together easily.
Without further ado, the recipe:
- 2 pounds of ground beef – I usually half this recipe and do only one pound of ground beef.
- 1/2 cup of chopped onion
- 1/2 cup of chopped green pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp prepared yellow mustard – Shh! I usually put more in. I am the only one who likes mustard so this is our little secret that I put more in there.
- 1 and 1/2 cup of ketchup
- 1 Tbsp. and 2 tsp. of brown sugar – That is 6 tsp. of brown sugar.
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef, onion, and green pepper; drain off liquids.
- Stir in the next 4 ingredients; mix thoroughly.
- Reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper.
This recipe is linked up to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.
For the longest time, the Imaginative One would not even touch a piece of pizza. A few weeks ago, he decided he needed to see if his taste buds had changed. He discovered that he does like cheese pizza so that makes meal planning easier because I know he will eat it if I make it. In the past, he would eat something different if we had pizza.
Homemade Pizza Sauce
– a small can of tomato paste
– 1 Tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil
– 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water
– 1 Tbsp. of sugar
– salt to taste
– Italian Seasoning (or 21 Seasoning Salute from Trader Joe’s) again to taste
– garlic powder again to taste
- Open up can of tomato paste and put it a small bowl.
- Put the EVOO, sugar, and seasonings into the bowl. Pour water into the bowl.
- Stir up the tomato paste, EVOO, seasonings, sugar, and water.
That’s it. It’s very easy to make. You can put more or less water in it depending on how thin you like your sauce to be. You put how much seasonings you would like in it depending on your taste buds.
Quick Pizza Crust:
(I got the recipe from Mommy’s Kitchen. When I made this on Saturday, I wanted a simple pizza crust for our pizza. This recipe fit the bill. It was easy to make and was tasty. The only change I would make is adding some Italian seasoning to the crust so that it would have a little more flavor. Other then that, I wouldn’t change a thing.)
Homemade Pizza Crust
- 1 & 1/4 oz packet of yeast (2 1/4 tsp. of yeast)
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp. oil (vegetable or olive) – I used EVOO.
- 2 & 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons cornmeal – optional for sprinkling on cookie sheet
- Dissolve yeast in warm water and add sugar. Let yeast sit about 10 minutes (you want it good and foamy).
- Stir in remaining ingredients until blended. Beat vigorously 20 strokes. I removed the dough from the bowl and kneaded it until it was no longer sticky.
- Place the dough in a greased bowl, turning dough to coat all sides and then allow the dough to rest for at least five minutes.
- Preheat oven to 425, spread dough onto a lightly greased baking sheet sprinkled with corn meal (optional)
- Top with desired toppings and bake for 20 minutes This makes 1 – 14 inch pizza.
My hubby who works in the pizza business and has for the past twenty years said the pizza was pretty good. That is a compliment coming from him. Both of the boys liked it. We’ll use this pizza crust recipe again.
This is what the 21 Seasoning Salute looks like.