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Baked Tofu Slices

Baked Tofu Slices

Baked Tofu Slices

Jill Keb with Plant Life Journey Retreats
These are a MUST HAVE in your fridge for sandwiches and quick snacking. Jill's husband Greg calls them 'fish sticks' and the possibilities are vast to utilize these on your WFPB journey.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Appetizer, Lunch, sandwich, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Asian

Equipment

  • 1 Baking pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Firm or Extra Firm Water-Packed Organic Tofu find in the refrigerated section of most grocers
  • 1/4 cup Tamari, soy sauce or Bragg's - OPTIONAL your preference or just add some salt
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast found in most grocers by the bob's red mill flours
  • 2 Tbsp Chick-it Seasoning*(see in recipes) or poultry seasoning blend or Un-chicken blend of choice You don't need the soy sauce if your seasoning blend already has salt. You decide.

Instructions
 

  • Drain the tofu well and cut into slices about 1/4" thick
  • set out 1 or 2 plates or shallow bowls and add tamari (optional see notes) in one and seasonings in the other
  • dredge each side of each tofu slice into the wet (if using) and then the dry seasonings
  • place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes (depending on the amount of water in the tofu and your desired result). Longer cooking time can produce some crispy edges.
  • Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container in fridge for up to 7 days

Notes

You don't need the soy sauce if your seasoning blend already has salt. You decide. We LOVE our own Chick-it Seasoning recipe and you can find that in our recipe collection. It has enough sodium and flavor so coating the slices in a mix of nooch and chick-it, will be your new GO-TO! 
Keyword nutritional yeast, tofu

 

Jill's 'Secret' Spread and Dip

Jill Keb with Plant Life Journey Retreats
My neighbor assumed this was an avocado based dip because of the color and rich flavors. A fun combination of pesto and hummus, this dip tastes decadently cheesy without the dairy or fat!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, French, Italian
Servings 8 people

Equipment

  • 1 Food Processor

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups garbanzo beans aka. chick peas, drained SAVE the cooking liquid - aka. Aquafaba
  • 1 whole lemon, zested then juiced lemons yield various amounts of juice so set some aside and use your judgement to add later as you adjust seasoning at the end
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil packed down to measure
  • 3 cloves garlic papery skins removed & ready to drop in machine
  • 2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast aka. Nooch
  • 2 Tbsp Tahini
  • 1 Tbsp Aquafaba the cooking liquid from the beans
  • 1/2 tsp salt more or less - to taste - optional
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper of choice more or less - to taste - optional

Instructions
 

  • Using the S blade on a food processor, run the machine and drop the 3 peeled whole garlic cloves into the chute
  • Add drained beans, basil, lemon zest, nooch, tahini, aquafaba and 1/2 of the lemon juice (reserve some to add more at the end as you like)
  • Let machine run for several minutes, scraping down the sides as needed.
  • Add more aquafaba if desired. Blend until very creamy, adjust seasonings and serve as desired.
Keyword cheese, chick peas, dairy-free, garbanzo, wfpbno