I pity the ‘foo who doesn’t love the ‘fu!

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Grilled Asian Tofu

Serves 2.

Ingredients:

1 package extra firm tofu, pressed & sliced into 6 pieces

2 Tablespoons soy sauce

2 Tablespoons water

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1 teaspoon agave nectar (or honey)

1/4 teaspoon ginger powder

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Sprinkle red pepper flakes

Directions:

Combine all ingredients and marinate tofu slices for 10 minutes. Spray grilling surface with non-stick spray and grill for 3-4 minutes a side. Serve!

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Oh. Baby. It’s been way too long since I last had tofu and this was the perfect way to bring it back – GRILLED! Well, sort of. You’ll see!

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I started by marinating my tofu, (pressed in my handy dandy tofu press!) letting it soak up all the wonderful flavors for ~5 minutes a side.

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Yum, yum, YUM!

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Then I whipped this bad boy out – my Griddler! I totally forgot I had it! Don’t you love it when you suddenly remember you have totally awesome things?!

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I was planning on using the outdoor grill before I remembered the griddler, and was glad to make the switch because today’s a scorcher.

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I pressed and “grilled” my tofu for about 7-8 minutes.

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While my ‘fu was grilling, I admired a postcard sent to me all the way from Brussels

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from Alex & Mina! Remember when I told you guys about these two? Quit their jobs and sold their house so they could travel the world?! I just thought it was so thoughtful of them to send this to me! Thanks A&M! :D

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Anyways, just like that, the ‘fu was up!

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Ahhh – look at those grill marks! All of the presentation, but none of the sweating that comes along with standing around a hot grill in the sun. That’s something I can get into. ;) 

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Placed over a bed of brown rice and baby spinach sautéed in the remaining tofu marinade (there was ~1 teaspoon that the tofu hadn’t soaked up, which ended up being the perfect amount.)

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Love-love-loving this dish. SO much! It was salty, and a tiny bit sweet – just the way I like it.

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I’ll be the first to admit that I like to cook a lot of Asian inspired dishes, (it’s even in my About page!) which usually contain soy sauce…which equals a lot of salt. I made my own “low sodium” soy sauce in this marinade, though, by using half soy sauce & half water. Problem half solved! ;) 

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I’m going to go ahead and declare this a dish that even tofu haters might like. Try it out on someone who usually turnes their noses up, and let me know how it goes! ;)

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In other news…16th time’s a charm?! I have been trying to get to my local Tropical Sno for what seems like weeks now, without any luck. I’m forcing Ben to go with me tonight, even if I have to strap him in the car myself!!! Booyah!

Goodnight!

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What’s your favorite summertime treat?

I used to go crazy for Bomb Pops when I was a kid – these days it’s the more ice cream, the better! :D