March! Spring is on the way! the flowers are beginning to push through and its still light at 5 30. I love spring, and as the days get sunnier and longer our lives get busier as we want to be out & about, making the most of the extra daylight hours, not spending hours slaving away over dinner.
So this is super quick, very simple but really delicious.
More & more people are eating meatless meals, whether they are turning vegetarian, vegan, or just including more plant based dishes. Tofu can be really bland and uninspiring if you're not sure what to do with it, but this Tofu dish is packed with flavour & will hopefully convert you if you've previously found it tasteless.
200g Firm tofu
4 dessert spoons light oil . I used rapeseed, you can use any other mild flavoured oil.
2 dessert spoons tamari soy sauce. (regular soy sauce is not gluten free if you need to be careful)
1 level dessert spoon ground ginger
that's it. Just 4 ingredients!
1. Chop the tofu up into cubes as shown.
2 In a bowl, mix up the oil, tamari & the ginger powder to make the marinade.
3 Pour the marinade over the tofu and mix well to make sure it is all covered in the sauce.
4 place in the fridge for half an hour. (or fine to be left for longer - half an hour is the minimum).
5. 15 minutes in turn the tofu over to make sure each side is evenly coated.
6. To cook you can either stir fry it for 5 mins in a frying pan, over a medium heat until the outside starts to brown. (Its' been marinating in oil so you don't need any extra oil to cook it this way.)
Second option is to place it in an oven proof dish and pop in the oven for 30 mins (180c).
Served here with brown rice pasta, carrots, mushrooms and spinach. You can serve with rice, quinoa, any veggies you like.
Another extra finishing touch (which I forgot - sorry!) is to sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds over the tofu once its cooked.
Whilst your eating your tofu, take 2 bananas, slice them down the middle about 1/2 way through the banana- you're not cutting them in half! and place some chocolate squares in the gap you made as shown.
Bake in the oven (180c again) for 15 mins or until the banana skin has turned black and you can see the chocolate is melted. Sooo easy & very delicious!
That's it for this month. Happy spring everyone!