Garlic Baked Tofu With Veggies

I am absolutely in love with tofu. I can’t believe how versatile and delicious it actually is. Like when I used it to replace the egg whites in my stir fried rice. Or when I made Chocolate Covered Katie’s Chocolate Mousse.I was in the mood for something baked and something comforting. Anything made in the oven screams comfort food to me; cupcakes, pizza, homemade mac n’ cheese. Since I had a little bit of tofu left and I just went grocery shopping for veggies I concluded there was no time like the present to attempt to bake tofu like my mom’s chicken in the oven!Ingredients (Serves Two)

1/2 Package of Light Tofu (Pressed and Drained)
One Garlic Clove, Minced
2 tsps of Olive Oil
2 Tbsps of Water
1 tsp of Parsley Flakes
1/2 tsp of Onion Powder
Dash of Sea Salt and Pepper

(The Night Before!) Press and drain your tofu of excess water. I like to cut the tofu into “slices” and place paper towels (or you can use a clean towel) underneath and on top. I then put three plates over it so the excess water can drain.While you wait for the tofu, prepare your garlicky marinade with the ingredients above. Feel free to use your favorite herbs and spices!Then place the tofu (and veggies if you want extra flavor) into a bag with the marinade and let it sit overnight. If your pressed for time, you can marinade it for thirty minutes to an hour. Just note that the flavor won’t be as strong.Yummy baby carrots and broccoli!Cooking Time! Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees.Remove your tofu slices from the marinade and place them onto a large oven pan or cookie sheet drizzled with olive oil. You can put the veggies in now but I suggest waiting until the tofu is halfway cooked. I just like my veggies well roasted.Leave for about 15-20 minutes, depending on your oven, until top of tofu is a light golden brown color. Turn them over and continue to cook for another 10-15 minutes. At this point, you can add the veggies you want to roast.Once your tofu is a nicely baked light golden brown color, remove, serve and eat. Each tofu serving has about 115 calories, 6 grams of fat and 9 grams of protein!Question: Do you like tofu? Have you ever even tried tofu (lol)? What’s your favorite way to eat it?

So far this is my favorite way to eat tofu. It reminds me of chicken in the oven, but way better. Looks like my mom has some competition. I’m only kidding, you can never compete with a mother’s cooking.

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