Saturday, November 06, 2010

Mofo Dinner #1

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Earlier today I threw some tofu in my tofu press (thanks again Lemon family! <3) with no idea what I wanted to make for dinner. I find that there are some days where I know what dinner is before lunch, but most days I find myself at dinner time with no idea. I think that this is due in large part to the complication of feeding a picky 4 year old.

*Pictures courtesy of my brand new camera! A Panasonic Lumix, because we're going to see Disney Princesses on Ice tomorrow, and you can't bring dSLRs! And I wanted a purse sized camera, so Merry Christmas to me!

So at around 5pm I took the tofu in the tofu press out of the fridge and I had this:

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At that point I opened the fridge and picked out the asparagus Livi insisted we buy when we were shopping yesterday. I snapped off the ends, threw them in the colander, and rinsed.

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I threw them in a pyrex dish and mixed them with some apple smoked salt and olive oil. Then I decided to bake my tofu (I say bake MY tofu because Livi likes her tofu plain - blech - so I always prepare 3/4 of the block and give her 1/4 of the block cubed). I took out another baking dish and added some braggs, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, veggie broth, and herbs (rosemary, oregano, basil). I mixed them all in the dish and then added the tofu.

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I messed with my baking time a bit because of cooking the asparagus at the same time and because I got hungry, but it was cooked at 425-450º for 20 minutes or so, flipped, and then for 15 or so minutes.

Dinner! Served on top of leftover brown rice.




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7 comments:

vegan.in.brighton said...

That looks like a great dinner & you made me really want a tofu press!

Dawn said...

That looks delicious!
And - plain? really? ewww...

Moomin Mamma said...

That tofu press, I must have such a thing, I did not know they existed!
Thank you for enlightening me! :D

omgoshimvegan said...

That looks delish.

sara said...

your baked tofu looks awesome! i want a tofu press so bad.

Mandee said...

Looks like a great meal, Sarah!

Baked Vegan said...

where did you buy your tofu press? (hoping it's somewhere online!)