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Honey-Ginger-Garlic Glazed Tofu

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I made Honey-Ginger-Garlic Glazed Salmon about a month ago and said I would provide the Tofu version. It’s just as delicious with all of the same flavors. It’s similar to the general tso sauce but on tofu. This is a super quick and easy recipe to make and healthy. Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • Extra Firm Tofu
  • Soy Sauce
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Honey
  • Brown Sugar
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Cayenne powder

Directions:

  1. First, finely chop the garlic and grate the ginger.
  2. In a small pot over medium heat, add a splash of oil and sauté the garlic and ginger until browned.IMG_0106.JPG
  3. Turn the heat on low and add about 4 table spoons of soy sauce, 2 spoons of honey, 2 spoons of brown sugar and stir well.
  4. Add crushed red pepper and cayenne pepper to taste.
  5. Let simmer on low for about 3 minutes and stir well. Set aside.IMG_0107.JPG
  6. Place a skillet on medium heat and let it warm up for about 2 minutes.
  7. Cube the tofu.IMG_0108.JPG
  8. Add about 3 spoons of oil and then add the cubed tofu.
  9. Let the tofu cook for about 8-10 minutes.IMG_0109.JPG
  10. Carefully with tongs, flip the tofu on to it’s other side and let it cook for another 10 minutes.
  11. With the tongs, hold the salmon onto its side and let cook.IMG_0111.JPGIMG_0110.JPG
  12. Repeat with the other side.
  13. Place the skillet flat on the skillet on low heat and pour the ginger-garlic glaze over the tofu.IMG_0112.JPG
  14. Heat on low for 2 minutes.
  15. Plate and serve!IMG_0115.JPGIMG_0116.JPGIMG_0117.JPG

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • Serve alongside rice and vegetables.
  • Baking the tofu is also a healthier alternative.
  • Add as much of any of the ingredients you want according to your taste.

This is a perfect recipe if you’re craving general tso chicken but want to opt out of that breaded and deep fried chicken. Tofu is a great source of protein, vitamins, minerals, and omega-3-fatty acids! It seriously takes under 30 minutes to make and is great for leftovers as well!

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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-Mitz

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-Mitz

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Breakfast with Melinda’s Hot Sauce

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-Mitz

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Pizza Night with Trash Panda Workshop

It’s pizza night! I love pizza night because the options are limitless. Any topping your heat desires would be delicious. This is such a quick, easy, and fun dinner to make. Leftover pizza makes for the perfect lunch. I used a cutting board custom made from Trash Panda Workshop and I served my pizza on it as well. It’s absolutely beautiful!

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Ingredients:

  • Flatbread pizza crust
  • Tomato sauce
  • Onion
  • Green pepper
  • Red pepper
  • Mushroom
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Crushed red pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F
  2. While the oven is preheating, slice the onion, green pepper, red pepper, and mushrooms. Set aside.
  3. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and place the flat bread pizza on the sheet.
  4. Spread about 3 spoonfuls of tomato sauce and spread evenly on the flat bread. FullSizeRender-30.jpg
  5. Sprinkle a little bit of mozzarella cheese.
  6. Add half of the onion, green pepper, and mushrooms.FullSizeRender-27.jpg
  7. Sprinkle more mozzarella cheese.
  8. Add the remaining toppings and more mozzarella cheese.
  9. Sprinkle crushed red pepper.FullSizeRender-28.jpg
  10. Place in oven at 400 degrees F for about 15 minutes.
  11. Slice and serve!FullSizeRender-36.jpgFullSizeRender-37.jpg

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • You can add whatever toppings you want! This varies from meat to other veggies. You can even just make a plain cheese pizza!

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

-Mitz