Tofu, Tempeh, and Vegan Sausage Main Dishes

Barbecue-Flavored Tofu and Onion Skillet

Barbecue-flavored tofu and onion skillet

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. Serve with a colorful salad or slaw and you’ve got an easy meal. Photos by Rachael Braun. more→

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Thai-Flavored Tofu and Broccoli

Thai broccoli and tofu with peanut satay sauce

Serve this easy dish of tofu and broccoli in a prepared Thai peanut satay sauce over rice or bean-thread noodles, a simple coleslaw dressed in sesame-ginger dressing, and strips of red bell pepper and cherry tomatoes. Thai peanut satay sauce provides a bold flavor and is surprisingly low in calories.  more→

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Barbecue-Flavored Roasted Tempeh and Vegetables

Quick Vegan Barbecue Sauce

Tempeh and vegetables enveloped in barbecue sauce and roasted brings out amazing flavors, and makes your kitchen aromatic as they bake. Serve with a simple grain or pasta dish and a green salad for an easy weeknight meal. 

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BBQ-Flavored White Beans with Sausage and Spinach

BBQ White Beans with Vegan Sausage and Spinach3

It must be fully admitted that this recipe combining vegan sausage, canned beans, and barbecue sauce screams “emergency dinner!” But it’s spicy, hearty, high in protein, and best of all, ready for the table in about 20 minutes. Some nights, you need a main dish like that, and this one never disappoints. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky. more→

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BBQ Tempeh Bacon with Black-Eyed Peas and Greens

Black-Eyed Peas

Bites of tart apple and briny tempeh “bacon” add a delightful flavor twist to this hearty dish of black-eyed peas and greens. Serve with sweet potatoes or fresh corn and coleslaw for a satisfying meal.

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Tofu with Balsamic-Roasted Italian Vegetables

Mild tofu makes a good counterpart to the balsamic-roasted vegetables. This is good served hot, or just warm over greens as a kind of warm main-dish salad. more→

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Sloppy Janes

Everyone will love these Sloppy Janes, even if you’re not gluten-free. They pack a punch that will have everyone wanting a second!  Recipe from The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Gluten-Free Vegan Cookingby Julieanna Hever, M.S., R.D., CPT, and Beverly Lynn Bennett (Alpha Books, 2011).

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Gently Curried Tofu Burgers

Gently curried tofu burgers

These mildly spiced vegan tofu burgers can be served on burger rolls with all of your favorite condiments. Or, serve them on their own as a side dish for grain, potato, or pasta dishes. Young children may enjoy eating these out of hand at room temperature. Ketchup, marinara sauce, or barbecue sauce are all welcome embellishments, as is Quick Tartar Sauce. more→

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