“Huevos” Revueltos

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Huevos revueltos, or scrambled eggs, make for a quick and easy breakfast meal.  Usually huevos revueltos are kept simple with eggs and some salt and pepper.  But why stop there?  I say add some veggies for flavor and color.  And while we are on the subject of flavor, chipotle peppers add a ton of flavor.

This recipe turns scrambled eggs into a vegan-friendly, spice-filled dish.  Skip the eggs and make it with tofu instead.  Add peppers, onions and tomatoes to really kick it up a notch.  So filling, so tasty, so incredible.  Patting myself on the back now. Continue reading

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Stuffed Chiles

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The classic Mexican chile relleno consists of a roasted pepper filled with cheese, battered and fried, then drenched in tomato sauce.  Stuffed green bell peppers are usually stuffed with a rice and ground beef filling, nestled in a pool of tomato sauce and baked until the peppers almost fall apart.  So I say let’s merge the two.  Take the spice of the poblano with the heartiness of the rice stuffing and let those bad boys swim in a pool of tomato goodness.  Yum yum. Continue reading

Arroz con Tofu

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Arroz con Pollo is a pretty traditional Cuban dish.  It is a simple, one-pot meal of seasoned rice and sautéed chicken.  The dish is flavor, flavor, flavor.  The way I see it why does chicken get to have all the fun?  Tofu wants in on some of that action.

For this recipe tofu is seasoned lightly before being sautéed.  Then the rice gets royal treatment in the form of cumin, turmeric, salt and a little sofrito, which is a combo of onion, garlic and bell pepper.  The whole dish is topped with some olives and boom!  Arroz con tofu is created.  Tomatoey, salty, spice-filled goodness.  And the aroma…man the kitchen will smell delicious for hours after you are done.  Take that chicken! Continue reading

Mexican Skewers

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What’s a quick warm weather meal to whip up quickly?  Delicious tofu skewers with onions and peppers.  A little spice to bring everything together, a few minutes of cook time and dinner is ready to go!  Add a side of beans, guacamole or yummy veggies.  Din din is done.   Oh yummy. Continue reading

Tortitas de Tofu with Chipotle Orange Glaze

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I went to a great Japanese restaurant a few weeks ago and had a delish tofu and teriyaki dish. It was this soft tofu and mushroom patty with a crispy crust smothered in teriyaki sauce.  It was this great blend of flavors and textures. Soft, crispy, sweet, salty. Continue reading

Spicy Tofu Gorditas

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Gorditas, the Mexican brother of Salvadorian Pupusas, are pretty easy to make and can be enjoyed anytime of the day. Fillings for gorditas differ and there are definitely no set rules as to what you can use to fill these little corn pockets of joy. For this recipe I have marinated tofu in a spicy tomato sauce then sautéed with onions and peppers to create a great filling. The warm, steamy pockets get filled to the brim with the tofu filling and topped with cheese and lettuce. So simple yet so delicious Continue reading

Tofusito Pibil

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Cochinita pibil has roots in Mayan cooking.  The ancient dish consists of chunks of pork marinated with achiote (a flavorful, spiced induced paste made from annatto seeds, coriander, garlic and other spices) and wrapped in banana leaves before being placed in an outdoor oven.  It is one of those dishes that takes hours to make but the labor is rewarded with a spiced filled explosion in your mouth.  Yum yum. Continue reading

Tofu Verde. Wait What the F-?

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A classic Mexican dish, Chile Verde, consists of cubed pork pan-fried to perfection then smothered in green salsa.  Well you know what?  Tofu likes to play with the big dogs and can go head to head with pork any day of the week.  Bring it Babe. Continue reading

Tofu Picadillo

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Picadillo is a staple throughout most of Latin America.  It is normally a beef, potato and tomato dish simmered with fragrant spices.  I remember having it as a main dish with steaming hot tortillas lying next to it on the plate however I see it a lot at Mexican restaurants as a filling for tacos, burritos or tostadas.  This recipes subs tofu for ground beef and although the dish does not have the familiar dark, caramelized color associated with picadillo, it still has the flavorful, spice-filled flavor and aroma connected with the dish.  A nice and cozy comfort-food laced meal for wintertime.  Mmmm.

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Mexican Black Bean and Spice-Rubbed Tofu Torta with Puerto Rican inspired Tostones

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Burger and fries?  Oh, please.  There is something tastier: The Torta.  The Mexican sandwich.  Usually made by taking a freshly baked roll, filling it with beans and protein and topping it off with fresh veggies like tomato and lettuce.  Continue reading