Monday, October 11, 2010

Marinated Tofu Appetizers

This recipe is incredibly easy and so delicious!

1 block of extra-firm tofu
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 tsp powdered ginger
1/2 tsp powdered garlic
olive oil for sautéing

Cut tofu into 3/4 inch cubes. In a tupperware container or ziplock bag, mix the soy sauce, ginger, and garlic. Add the tofu, close the container, and then shake to coat the tofu. Let the mixture marinate for 2 hours or more, shaking every 15 minutes or so.

Heat a skillet over medium-high heat with a little olive oil. Add the tofu with the marinade to the skillet, and sauté until the tofu is lightly browned. The soy sauce will evaporate in the heat, and will leave a dark and a little bit crispy coating on the tofu. Insert toothpicks, and serve immediately for a tasty appetizer, maybe with a little fresh mint or basil as garnish.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Applesauce Bread

Perfect for a chilly autumn evening...

2 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 heaping tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 (or a little less) cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup applesauce
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3 tbsp milk
1 1/2 tbsp molasses
1/2 chopped nuts
1 cup raisins

Combine the first 7 ingredients in a bowl, stirring well. In a seperate bowl, beat the eggs, and then add the applesauce, oil, vanilla, milk, and molasses, whisking to mix well. Fold the liquid mixture into the dry mixture, and stir until just mixed. Fold in the nuts and raisins.

Pour into a greased breadpan and bake for 50 minutes or 1 hour, or until knife inserted comes out clean. Serve warm with a little butter.