simple tofu fingers

Every time I talk about my love of tofu I get really weird looks. I wonder why tofu has such a bad wrap. Tofu is a blank canvas, so keep that in mind before you just throw it into a dish and expect it not to taste like a bland slice of sponge. You'll have to season it. Tofu usually comes in a block, there are various textures and it will take on any flavor with ease. That's why it's so wonderful.

Silken tofu is amazing in smoothies or for making creamy vegan puddings and sauces.

The other types of tofu are firm and extra firm. Perfect for baking, grilling or stir-fry. My favorite way to make tofu is to bake it. Quick and easy. Nothing too fancy and it's delicious. This is a great recipe for the tofu noob! Enjoy!

1 block organic extra firm tofu drained and cut into 1" thick rods.

Nutritional yeast

Sea salt

Baking tray

Parchment paper

Slice your tofu into 1" thick rods and dredge in the nutritional yeast until well coated. Place slices on parchment paper and sprinkle with se salt. Bake at 425 degrees until golden brown and firm. Then enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce.

These are also great rolled into veggie sushi as well as the ultimate comfort food with mashed potatoes & gravy!

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Leslie Dallion