Tofu, Tempeh, and Seitan
One of the easiest hot meals you can make is a great grilled cheese. Just slap two slices of (vegan) cheese in between two slices of your favorite bread and you’re ready to go. Adding a bowl of tomato soup really brings the meal to the next level, but the problem remains that no matter how masterful you are at crafting your sandwich, you’re typically stuck with a generic, watery bowl of soup. Try something new with your own homemade carrot tomato garden veggie tempeh soup. Not only does it have more than just tomatoes, but it’s packed with tempeh protein. more→
These easy scrambled tofu burritos are excellent as a weekend brunch or breakfast; they also make a nice option for a quick dinner. Serve with a simple potato dish or fresh fruit, and a colorful salad. Photos by Rachael Braun.
The contrast of warm, spicy triangles of tofu with cool, crisp lettuce is quite enticing. Serve with a simple brown rice, quinoa, or noodle dish and a platter of raw veggies. Thanks to Roland® Foods for supplying samples of Sweet Chili Sauce and spicy Piri Piri sauce used to embellish this recipe.
Fresh corn and tomatoes are highlighted in this easy skillet stew, making it a great way to serve tofu for warm weather meals. It’s such a delightful quick dish that I’ve provided an option for using frozen corn and canned tomatoes, so that it can be enjoyed any time of year. Adapted from The Vegetarian Family Cookbook. more→
This easy stir-fry highlights fresh, quick-cooking spring greens, combined with tofu. See the note below for suggestions on which leafy greens to use; you can vary it each time. My favorite is baby bok choy! more→
Tofu is a culinary chameleon, taking on many forms, depending on what it’s surrounded by and flavored with. Here, it takes on the form of egg salad, which, when made with eggs and regular mayonnaise, is a high-fat, high-cholesterol combination that’s best avoided. But this version, made with tofu and vegan mayonnaise, is a treat that won’t rub you and your healthy eating habits the wrong way.
The real beauty of this recipe is its versatility–as long as the volumes stay the same, you can use pretty much any vegetables in place of those listed. more→
Tofu fans will love the sprightly citrusy flavors that permeate this elegant presentation, and it just might make converts from those who are new to tofu dishes. Easy enough to make for an everyday meal, this is also special enough to serve as a holiday main dish. The carrots, citrusy flavors, and fresh herbs make it a wonderful choice for Easter dinner. Recipe adapted from Vegan Holiday Kitchen by Nava Atlas. Photo by Susan Voisin, FatFree Vegan Kitchen.