Tuesday, February 3, 2009

pomegranate bbq tofu

you should be licking your fingers as you look at this photo, no?

i didn't use the VWAV recipe for this tofu. here's what i did: i took vegan crunk's leftover marinade for her tempeh bacon (i can't tell you the recipe) and added some other ingredients plus some pomegranate juice. boiled the stuff until it became a sweet, sticky sauce. brushed it on some store bought grilled tofu and baked it until it was nice and chewy. it was soooooo good.



5 comments:

shelby said...

Words cannot even describe how delicious that looks right now!

Bianca said...

I gotta start saving that marinade! I always get rid of it because I'm afraid I'd never use it. But this is a great idea! I've been wanting to try the VwaV recipe for awhile but cam't find the pom molasses.

Bianca said...

To answer your onions/garlic question...Henry (the Buddhist guy who runs that temple) told me it had something to do with onions and garlic being aphrodiasiacs....which, in my world, would be all the more reason to eat them. Of course, I don't see how they could be aphrodiasiacs when they give you stanky breath...

Without the garlic, the sauce was just okay. There was enough stuff going on in the lasagna to hide the fact that it was missing the garlic. But at home, I'd definitely add the garlic.

luckytastebuds said...

Hi there! I just found your awesome blog...and wanted to say that THAT is a good looking piece of tofu!! You're such a creative cook I just wish I were so insightful. :) I also LOVE middle eastern food, so your plate of yumminess in that last post is making me crave some of that.

Chelsea said...

Wow, I want that tofu!!!

To chime in about the onion/garlic thing, I have a copy of "The Higher Taste" that a Hare Krishna guy gave me when I was a teenager, and it says that foods can be classified by 3 modes of material nature: goodness, passion, and ignorance. Garlic, onion, and caffeine are in the passion mode, so when practicing prasadam (offering all that you eat to Lord Krishna), all foods must be of the goodness category. The book suggest hing as a good substitute.