Why was tofu so intimidating?
No really, I’m being serious. I was actually nervous to buy a package of extra firm pre cubed tofu, let alone open it up and cook it.
My best guess to why tofu, aka bean curd, seemed so untouchable was that I didn’t grow up watching my parents cook tofu. As a matter of fact, I had never seen anyone cook tofu.
And even with Pinterest leading the way, I still had reservations.
Come to find out, cooking tofu was really really really easy.
Step 1: Open package and drain out water
Step 2: Heat skillet
Step 3: Add tofu, olive oil, and paprika
Step 4: Cook
Step 5: Eat
You read that right. I cooked up my lunch in a matter of minutes after a whole week of putting off trying my newest food item.
Now, I did have a very simple lunch. And I’m sure as I move forward with my tofu experiments the recipes will become more intricate. Not to mention, not all tofu comes pre cubed, which is a step in the process I was able to skip because of the variety I bought.
But alas, I have an easy, delicious dish to share with you 🙂
Everything about this dish is fresh and easy.
It has sliced cucumbers, peppers, tomato, carrots, and tofu seasoned with paprika and olive oil. And a bowl of hummus/mashed avocado for dipping, with fresh lemon on top, and a dash of pepper for some zing.
Next time I’ll work my tofu into a more formal dish, but for today, this was a perfect lunch.