Such a great, filling lunch today!!
Planned for lunch today was a tofu block I bought at Trader Joe’s this weekend. I asked myself what kind of flavors I was craving: BBQ sauce came to mind!
So this morning I made some homemade BBQ sauce as a marinade. I just squirted it all in to taste, but here are the appx. measurements:
- About 4 tbsp ketchup
- About 1 tbsp cider vinegar
- 2 dashes Worcestershire
- 3 tsp brown sugar
- Dash garlic salt
- Pinch red pepper flakes
- Pinch salt
I heated it all up in a prep bowl to incorporate.
I cut the TJ’s tofu block in half and cut that into 3 slices, which I pressed under paper towels and heavy cutting boards for 20 minutes.
Then cover with sauce on top and bottom of each slice.
Refrigerate for a few hours until time to bake.
When it was time for lunch, I preheated the oven to 350*, thew it in cold, and baked for 20 minutes.
SO GOOD! I used to hate ketchup but now i find myself craving it at times.
The clumps are caramelized sauce scraped from the pan
While the tofu baked, I cooked leftover cabbage and a strange variety of CSA kale on the side. When deciding what flavors to cook them with, I choose cider vinegar and maple to go with the tofu. I poured about 1/4 a cup of vinegar in the pan to steam the veggies and drizzled with maple to finish. It was QUITE vinegary, but also tasty and filling. I guess you could call this sweet ‘n sour cabbage + kale.
Lastly, QUACKERS!! I normally eat my meals “a bite of this, a bite of that” style but the BBQ + veggies were so strong in flavor that I saved the quackers to eat until the end to fully enjoy their flavor.
After lunch I was full, but wanted a little yogurt to finish, so I had a “shot” of greek yogurt with a cherry on top in one of my grandmother’s cocktail glasses
Time to buckle down with Chem lab studying!