But then I think about how long that list would be and decide it's just not worth my time. I'd much rather be creating delicious recipes using those foods than writing them all down on paper. There's also the fact that I'm just a tad bit lazy... but that's not really important.
This weekend, I had a couple of sweet potatoes just begging to be used. I was going to just roast them and serve with some stir-fried tofu, but then that previously mentioned lazy part of me got to thinking, "Why not just roast the tofu with the potatoes?" It was an interesting thought. Partly because I'd never seen any recipes for roasted tofu, and partly because the idea of combining 2 dinner recipes into only one (and therefore cutting off a big chunk of work) was very appealing.
I decided to wing it and see what would happen. The result was easily 5x as good as I thought it would be. Roasting the tofu worked great, eliminating the texture that most people don't enjoy, and also creating a crispy shell on the outside. The taste was spectacular,too, thanks to the balsamic vinegar.
This recipe really made me realize that sometimes a lazy side, is a very good thing to have.
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 1 package firm or extra firm tofu
Preheat oven to 400F. Remove tofu from package and pat dry. Cut into 3/4 inch cubes. Cook vinegar and sugar in non-reactive saucepan over low heat until slightly thickened. Place potatoes and tofu in a large bowl and coat with vinegar mixture. Gently mix, making sure to coat everything evenly. Spread potatoes and tofu onto a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes, flipping halfway through. Serve with a side of greens, rice, or anything else your heart desires.
When something is easy, delicious, and, on top of it all, healthy, it's nothing something you want to stop eating. You can definitely trust me on that one.
* By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by The Soyfoods Council and am
eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time
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