Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Make a Lunch Before You Go-Go

 

I really miss prepackaged baked tofu.

So many brands, so many flavors…so much soy sauce…so much gluten. Baked tofu could easily stand in for the protein in so many of my lunches, but being gluten free I have to take matters in to my own hands.

Last night I made a pretty easy baked tofu that was so easy in fact, that I actually surprised myself.

I started with one block of extra firm Nasoya tofu that I had pressed in my Tofu Xpress. My MOH Alex gave me one of these a while back and it is AMAZING. If you eat tofu, you need this presser!! No more sheets of paper towels, plates, and a stack of cookbooks. No sir. And this baby gets it super pressed. Perfect for baked tofu.

I sliced the tofu in long strips. Then I took my cookie cooling rack and placed it on top of my baking sheet to make my rack-sheet hybrid. This way I wouldn’t have to flip the tofu. Then I smeared Moore’s Honey BBQ sauce on each side. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

After they cooled, I packed them up  to take for lunch today.

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I also made a container of mixed greens from the farmer’s market and slices of carrots and red pepper.

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All together now!

I always make my lunch the night before on days when I have to work my part-time job in the morning. Making a lunch at 5:30 in the morning just doesn’t seem to work for me! Smile

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Resolution: Try one new food a month

To read about my resolutions, click here and here.

To read about my new food for February, click here.

So I’ve decided that for my new food for March, I’m going to try dates! I have a box of Medjool Dates ready to go.

Should I eat them plain? Or stuff them?

How do you like dates?

8 comments:

Farty Girl said...

I love tofu! Can't eat it though. Yours looks lovely! :-) Enjoy it for me! :)

Sam said...

I put dates in a food processor with nuts and make a Larabar sort of thing. Delicious!

Allie said...

the most delicious way to eat dates?

wrap them in bacon & bake them!

SOOOO GOOD.

Allie said...

here's a super easy recipe for you:

http://www.yumsugar.com/Recipe-Bacon-Wrapped-Dates-4952556

:)

Also - you can stuff the dates with almonds first - that is really yummy too

Marlow said...

Farty- Oh no toots!

Sam- That sounds amazing

Allie- Umm...bacon...yes please!

Michele said...

Funny, I had a similar lunch only instead of tofu I had roasted eggplant.

RE dates: make a slit, stuff with gorgonzola, wrap in a raw slice of bacon, stick a toothpick through to hold. repeat until you have bajillion, because after you fry them (just until the bacon is done) they will EVAPORATE.

You can also put an almond or other nut instead of cheese.

Look up raw recipes for dates, the make a fantastic pie crust.

Valerie @ City|Life|Eats said...

Yum, this looks awesome. I am all about packing lunches too :) (I'm intolerant to gluten, dairy and chicken eggs)

Zuzu Petals said...

Thanks for the head's up on the tofu presser!