Valentine’s Day is almost upon us but before you start sweating about where you are going to make reservations for dinner, how about you *gasp* cook the damned meal yourself! Foreign concept, I know, but seriously, to get a little, you have to give a little.;) (did I ever mention that my blog might not be kid-friendly?) Why not bust out those pots and pans for your lovely? Why not cook to show someone you truly care (or to break their heart in a nice way)? Here’s a tofu recipe that I used last night for a smooch or two: braised tofu in wine sauce!
For the tofu:
1 block tofu, cut into pieces and pressed
2T liquid smoke
2T soy sauce
1/3 C Worcestershire sauce
Pinch of salt
3T vegetable oil
Marinade for at least 4 hours (don’t add oil). Drain when ready to cook. Put oil in hot pan and cook tofu until brown. Set aside.
For the wine sauce:
1C green onions, cut into small pieces
3 Sprigs thyme (Keep it on the stem so you can pull it out later)
1 1/4 C red wine
1/3 C vegan margarine
Dash garlic powder
In oil, sautee onions, parsley and thyme until aromatic. Add wine and vegan margarine. Bring to simmer. Add tofu.