Saturday, May 05, 2007

Teriyaki Grilled Tofu Recipe and This Week in Eating

Pomegranate (perhaps) Teriyaki Sauce

1/2 cup tamari (I use organic reduced sodium)
1/4 cup dark agave nectar
3 cloves of crushed garlic
1 tablespoon of grated ginger
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 tablespoon of peanut oil (or other mild oil)
2 tablespoons sherry
1 teaspoon pomegranate glaze or syrup (or try 1 tablespoon+ of pure fruit juice)
1/4 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon+ of Srichi OR a good dash of crushed red pepper flakes

Stir together, and marinade drained, pressed and cut firm tofu for at least 2 hours. Grill, bake, saute, enjoy! My tofu above was grilled, der, and served with baby boy choy sauteed with more teriyaki sauce and really toasted cashews as well as black rice. This dish was really cooked up on a whim and lack of ingredients, and was an excellent surprise. If you try this, let me know your take~

Pan fried tofu and red peppers, served smothered with Veganomican test kitchen bbq sauce (maple variation), quinoa, steamed kale and fiesta lower fat mac and cheez.


Lemon and garlic roasted asparagus and cauliflower, whole penne with roasted garlic marinara and two hazelnut and red wine stuffed mushrooms. Next post will probably be a recipe for the shrooms, if you're into that sort of thing.

Quick and simple, briefly marinaded grilled portabella cap sandwich with vegenaise, spinach, avocado and tomato on organic mini french batard from New Season's. I marinaded the cap in balsamic vinegar, olive oil, dried basil and tamari.


Organic kettle tortilla chips with taco seasoned 'beef', red bell pepper, jalapeno and a great cashew chili cheezy saucy I hope I can come up with again...


And a hint of an upcoming review on Stumptown Vegans - the standard vegan slice from Bella Facia pizzeria.

24 comments:

hyphen_helena said...

Mmm that teryaki grilled tofu looks delicious!

Taylor said...

You eat so well! I'm in love with the grill marks that your skillet produces.

aTxVegn said...

Your pom tofu and cashews looks great. I wouldn't mind giving that recipe a try at all!

Everything you cooked looks fab as always, but I'm loving the looks of the nachos.

Mikaela said...

Everything looks great - as usual :) I especially love that top pick with the fun green chopsticks!

Johanna3 said...

that tofu looks awesome, thanks for the recipe!

erica said...

Is the taco beef tempeh?

Cherie said...

The cheese sauce looks great. I'm sure, knowing you, that you will come up with it again or improve it for next time!

bazu said...

Oooh, I love it all. The pizza and the nachos are especially calling out to me, and I'm kicking myself that I STILL haven't made your mac & cheese! I have a box of elbow pasta waiting for me!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

erica - I'm a naughty chic, the 'beef' is lightlife! Don't tell...
I'm out of precious tempeh and have been biking to people's with no room to carry it lately.

Theresa said...

Weird, I was looking at your blog, and then I got a notification on my email that you commented on my blog. Coincedence?

It looks like you eat great food! Everything is so creative--do you get your inspiration from cookbooks, or do you like to play around in the kitchen and see what you get?

Carla said...

WOW the pizza looks so very good.

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

it all looks perfect - especially your tofu recipe, i like the idea of pommegranate juice + sriracha. was something from the new farm vegetarian cookbook?

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Theresa - I was just on your blog! Lovely stuff going on there, as usual~
Regarding cooking, I usually have a recipe I want to try every week/week and a half, and other than that I make up/or look up recipes based on what I have and what's in season. I also try to have a tofu or tempeh meal at least once a week.

carla - thanks! That pizza is pretty fantastic - I just posted the review on stumptown vegans, too..

Vicki, it is always lovely to see you stopping by! I was making the teriyaki sauce and thought hmm..I have pomegranate glaze being all lonesome in my fridge..voila!
As for the new farm reference, the lower fat mac and cheez that I had with the bbq tofu, fiesta style, is based on the recipe from that book. yum.

Veg-a-Nut said...

oh my goodness! Everything looks incredible. The grilled tofu should win a prize.

Vincent Guihan said...

Everything looks delicious. Love the sandwich especially (it's the grill marks -- they get me every time).

erica said...

oooOOOOoooo

scottishvegan said...

I've just finished my dinner, but you are making me hungry again! Everything looks amazing! I especially love tofu!

Shananigans said...

Those shrooms are so cute!

My favorite taco filling is a TVP recipe, never get tired of it. In fact I made tostadas with it for dinner last night.

Cashew cheese is on my weekend "to make" list.

Kati said...

You should share your cashew cheez recipe! It looks so...cheesy and melty.

Love the grill marks, too, especially on the bread. Warm sandwich mmmm.

Judy said...

Okay, why does everything look so good? I don't even like mushrooms and I want to eat that burger. And that pizza too - I swear, I crave vegan pizza more than regular pizza, and I'm not even vegan!

b36Kitchen said...

i wish i could pick those cashews from the teryaki tofu right off the screen..heavenly!

JENNA

Melody Polakow said...

That tofu looks absolutely amazing!

For some reason, I can't leave a comment on your most current post.

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