Super Quick and Easy Meals

Roasted Barbecue-Flavored Tofu and Vegetables

Here’s a tofu preparation that’s nothing fancy, but still so good, and easy enough for a quick weeknight meal. Serve with a simple quinoa recipe and a big salad. more→


Sweet and Savory Sautéed Tofu

Sweet and Savory Sautéed Tofu served with sesame soba noodles and broccoli

This is a favorite way to prepare tofu simply and one that I make regularly. Both slightly sweet and salty, pan-sautéing the tofu until crisp and golden makes it very tasty. This is a great accompaniment to Asian-style noodle or rice dishes as well as simple stir fries or steamed veggies like broccoli. For a nice pairing with another simple recipe, serve with Simple Sesame Soba Noodles, as shown in the photo. Photos by Rachael Braun. more→


Hearty Tortellini or Ravioli with Pink Beans

Use hearty filled pasta from the frozen foods section for this filling dish. All you need to complete this meal is a bountiful tossed salad and some fresh bread. more→


Oven-Barbecued Tofu and Potato Skewers

Served with good Southern corn-on-the-cob and coleslaw (made from pre-grated cabbage, if you prefer, and dressed as you’d like), this meal is like an outdoor summer barbecue, all year round. more→


Salsa Grain-and-Bean Pilaf

If you want to dress up a simple grain-and-bean pilaf in an instant, a good-quality, prepared tomato salsa is the answer. Serve this with a tossed salad and fresh bread; next time vary the type of grain and/or bean you use and serve it with a coleslaw and a steamed vegetable like broccoli. Adapted from The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet. more→


Barbecue-Flavored Tofu and Onion Skillet

Onions on white

I love what barbecue sauce does for tofu. This easy tofu recipe, with the flavorful sauce and plenty of onions, is excellent over brown rice or quinoa. more→


My Hero (or Super Wraps)

Here’s a sandwich feast that never disappoints. And any meal made mainly at the table can’t be bad, either. You’ll need: more→


Pasta and Antipasto

A big pot of spaghetti is the basis of a fun and festive meal. In the time it takes to cook the pasta, an antipasto platter of fresh vegetables and other items that need little or no preparation, can be composed. As an alternative to spaghetti, consider a type of frozen pasta instead: Tortellini, ravioli, or cavatelli, or gnocchi (potato and semolina dumplings). more→