Smoked Tofu Chili with Crushed Corn Chips

Smoked Tofu Chili
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There’s been a lot of talk about belt-tightening lately. And it’s not hard to see why. I paid $8 for a pound of butter the other day. And I have very fond memories of paying $6 for the same amount not that long ago. Consequently, I have been more financially conservative at the grocery store. A necessity I hate and resent. And all of these limitations have me reminiscing about my university days, particularly the struggle meals that sustained me. Today’s Smoked Tofu Chili is a descendant of one such meal. I guarantee whatever concoction I was eating ten years ago was not as good as this. But the bones were there and the comfort it gives me is the same, so let’s make it.

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Spicy Muhammara Breakfast Plate

Spicy Muhammara Breakfast Plate
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During the winter months when my energy is low, lunch can be a struggle. So can breakfast, dinner, and well, you get the point. I find I am more prone to order takeout in the dead of January than I am at any other time of the year. And I can’t be alone in this. I’m sure it’s even more difficult when you don’t work with food for a living and don’t have copious amounts of leftovers to fall back on. But that’s why I love this Spicy Muhammara Breakfast Plate. You make all the components for the meal on a lazy Sunday and eat it throughout the week when hunger hits and forgets to bring motivation and energy with it. 

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Tofu Katsu Caesar Salad

Tofu Katsu Caesar Salad
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There are few things I love more than a classic Caesar salad. But if you visit this website on a semi-regular basis, you already knew that. I play with caesar flavors a lot. Remember this little flatbread riff or this deeply satisfying kale version? I even gave the traditional dish the Overthinking Classics treatment. But today’s Tofu Katsu Caesar Salad is my current favorite. And it’s different from the rest because it is 100% vegetarian. This salad feature napa cabbage, bok choy, and yu choy dressed in a miso caesar dressing topped with a crisp tofu katsu and sprinkled with oyster mushroom “bacon”. I am head-over-heels in love with this salad, so let’s make it!

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Hoisin Tofu Salad with Pickled Carrots

Hoisin Tofu Salad with Pickled Carrots
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If you’re not much of a tofu fan, there is a chance this Hoisin Tofu Salad could change your mind. I am a huge tofu fan, particularly when it comes to extra firm tofu. It has a satisfying texture, is capable of taking on just about any flavor, and is as cheap as chips. Personally, I find it as satisfying as meat. And while that may not be true for you and is potentially blasphemous to suggest, I still think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by this tofu. Why? Because it’s hands down the best tofu I’ve ever made and I’ve made a lot of tofu. So if you’re game, let’s make it.

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