Who’s going to a 4th of July party? If you are, then we have thee PERFECT main dish for you to take for yourself, your family, and to share with your friends.
It’s barbeque y’all! And it’s gooood.
Alex and I made it for the first time last month after we caught a whiff of barbeque wafting through the air while we were walking our cute little Gizmo. Let’s be honest, even vegans (well most anyway) can appreciate that smoky aroma. It conjures up all kinds of nostalgic memories.
For me, it reminds me of weekends at the lake in Wisconsin. I can see my dad grilling with a big smile on his face.
Alex is in the DO NOT LIKE the smell category. Yet, she does like the taste of barbeque sauce. And that my friends is why we brainstormed for the rest of our walk to come up with this super simple recipe. Okay, it only took us a couple of seconds to figure out what we would make to satisfy our craving, but it was a collaborative effort, even if it wasn’t the brain storm kind.
Little Gizmo napping in the sun after a long walk.
When we got home, I gave Gizmo water, and Alex took a block of tofu out of the freezer. Did you know that freezing tofu actually reduces the water, making it more absorbent and firm? It’s true, marinades soak into frozen tofu much better than cool, wet tofu.
While Alex cut the tofu into squares I added bread crumbs to some Annie’s barbeque sauce. Then we brushed the sauce on the tofu and baked them until the sauce got a little crunchy and the tofu was cooked through.
The result? A delicious patty that tasted like chicken! JUST KIDDING. Although, it’s a great alternative for a chicken breast. Ask your non vegan friends to try one, my guess is that they’ll like it. A lot!
So today is Kick-Start Monday. If you want to experiment with this quick and easy recipe, do it today. Wrap it in a big leaf of red lettuce for a healthy fresh and savory entrée, then whip up a summer salad. Dinner is served.