Sweet and Spicy Crispy Tofu

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If you haven’t tried tofu and don’t know where to start, start with this recipe (see below)! I can pretty much guarantee you’ll love it, it’s super easy to make and incredibly tasty. 

Before you get cooking, here are 3 fun facts about tofu that you might not have known about:

  1. It is an amazing source of plant based protein and other nutrients. In about 1/4 of a typical tofu package you are getting 15 grams of protein, little saturated fat, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, calcium and iron! 
  2. It easily takes on the flavours you cook with. Think of tofu as a sponge, cook it with some of your favourite herbs, spices, and sauces and voila a delicious and nutritious meal coming your way.
  3. Soy contains phytoestrogens known as isoflavones, which have a similar structure to the female hormone estrogen. For this reason, increased soy and tofu consumption is encouraged in women’s diets as they enter menopause.

Sweet and Spicy Crispy Tofu

Ingredients:

  • 1 extra firm tofu package (350 g)
  • 1-2 tbsp. coconut oil 
  • 2 tbsp. ketchup 
  • 1-2 tsp. apple cider vinegar 
  • 2 tbsp. light soy 
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. chili flakes 
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin powder 
  • 2- 3 garlic cloves, minced (I love my garlic)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste 
  • Green onions for garnish

Directions:

  1. Cube tofu 
  2. Heat olive oil in pan on medium high heat. Begin to sauté tofu, letting it sear for 2-3 minutes each side. You want the cubes to begin to brown. 
  3. In a bowl mix together soy, ketchup, vinegar, honey, garlic, and spices.
  4. Pour sauce over browned tofu and let simmer for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and serve with veggies of choice and rice

I hope you love this recipe as much as I do. Cheers to happy and healthy eating.

Until next time,

Eat Right Feel Right – Angela XO

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