I have started taking this whole clean eating thing seriously however when the weekend comes around, I fall off track by eating out, having some wine and skipping the gym. I am going to try to do better on the weekends though because that is the only way for my clean eating to fully be effective. So the other night I decided to try making tofu for the first and I loved it! To be honest, it may have only been my second or third time trying tofu. It is now going to be a staple of mine as it is a great alternative to meat. I don’t think that I will ever become vegetarian but I would love to be able to go perhaps a whole week from time to time without needing meat. Anyway, I thought I would share my tofu recipe as this is a great quick dinner for one of those lazy or busy days.
I bought my tofu from Walmart. In terms of preparation, all I did is clean is a bit with some water then dried it with paper towel. I then cut it into small pieces. I think that the smaller the pieces, the better as tofu absorbs whatever you cook it with and so smaller pieces will absorb more of whatever spices you are mixing it with. Next, in a pan, heat up some olive oil then throw the tofu in. Cook it on medium heat. Cook/fry the tofu until it’s brown or caramel. Put the tofu aside. In the same pan, fry some onions and yellow bell peppers. Add some garlic if you like. Add some black pepper, and whatever spice you like. Throw the tofu into the pan and mix together. Add a little bit of soy sauce and let it sautee together for another few minutes and it’s ready!
I have also recently just started enjoying couscous and it is a great alternative to rice as I am trying to only eat rice once a week. Cooking couscous is simple. I honestly just follow the directions on the box and add a little bit of olive oil. You can also season it or add extra things to your liking. I kept it plain but will soon start spicing it up with different things.
We all know how to make salad so the only thing I will talk about in this section is my homemade vinaigrette dressing which I absolutely love. It is so delicious! What I use is olive oil, vinegar, salt, dry basil and a little bit of sugar. So start with putting 5 tablespoons of olive oil into a cup, add 3 tablespoons of vinegar, add half a teaspoon of sugar or maybe even less; add half a teaspoon of salt or maybe a little more. You basically add the salt to your liking. Add some of the dry basil to your liking and mix everything together until you get a bit of a thick consistency and voila! Add it to your salad and enjoy!
See this is a very quick and simple dinner. Try it and let me know how you liked it and if you have suggestions on other ways to make tofu, please comment so that I can try making it differently next time! Thanks for stopping by