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Tofu Veggie Blend

Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone is having a fantastic week. Today, I will be sharing a one skillet wonder: a Tofu Veggie Blend! Super easy, quick, and healthy! Let’s get started:

Ingredients:

  • Extra firm tofu
  • Green bell peppers
  • Red bell peppers
  • Onion
  • Mushrooms
  • Carrots
  • Broccoli
  • Soy sauce
  • Honey
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Chili sauce

Directions:

  1. Squeeze out excess water from tofu.
  2. Cut tofu into small bite sized cubes and set aside.
  3. Chop all of the veggies.
  4. In a small bowl, add 2 parts soy sauce, 1 part honey, and crushed red pepper, and garlic seasoning.
  5. Sautee the veggies over medium heat.
  6. Add seasoning to taste and set aside.
  7. Coat the skillet in oil and fry the tofu for about 10 minutes, flipping them halfway.
  8. When theyre golden brown, add the veggies.
  9. Add the soy sauce-honey mixture and coat evenly.
  10. Serve over rice!

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Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • This serves about 3 people.
  • Substitute tofu with whatever protein you desire!

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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Tostada Bowl

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today, I will be sharing my recipe on how to make a tostada bowl. This is a great dish because you can personalize it to however you want. The options for this bowl are bottomless! It’s quick and easy. Fun to make for dinner and great to eat the leftovers as just a salad. Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • Tostada bowl
  • Mexican beans
  • Mexican Rice
  • Mexican crumbles
  • Bell Pepper
  • Corn
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Onions
  • Sour cream
  • Guacamole
  • Jalapeno
  • Mexican shredded cheese

Directions:

  1. Bake the tostada bowl in a oven at 350 degrees F for about 10 minutes.
  2. While baking, prep the fillings.
  3. Cut the bell peppers into thin vertical slices.FullSizeRender-5.jpg
  4. Chop the onion and tomato.FullSizeRender-10.jpg
  5. If making fresh guacamole, add salt, lemon juice, chopped onion and tomato, and garlic powder.FullSizeRender-7.jpg
  6. Finely chop the garlic and lettuce.
  7. In a hot skillet, cook the veggie crumbles and add taco seasoning and the chopped garlic. FullSizeRender-12.jpg
  8. Cook for about 10 minutes.FullSizeRender-9.jpgFullSizeRender-8.jpg
  9. Set the crumbles aside.
  10. In the same skillet, add the bell peppers, corn, and onions. Add taco seasoning and garlic.FullSizeRender-4.jpg
  11. Cook until well sautéed and soft.FullSizeRender-11.jpg
  12. In a small pot, cook the Mexican beans and rice and add taco seasoning.FullSizeRender-6.jpg
  13. Cook for about 10 minutes.
  14. To fill the tostada bowl:
    • Add a layer of beans
    • Add rice
    • Add the fajitas and crumbles
    • Add lettuce, onions, tomatoes
    • Add sour cream, guac, and cheese
  15. Plate and serve!FullSizeRender-15.jpgFullSizeRender-13.jpg

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • One tostada bowl serves one person.
  • You can substitue the veggie Mexican crumbles for ground turkey or beef. You can add Mexican seasoning to it. You can also add seasoned chicken

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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Mozzarella & Arugula Panini

Hi all! Hope everyone is having a fantastic week! Today, I will be sharing a simple yet delicious recipe that I tried from Blue Apron. Mozzarella and Arugula Panini is the perfect go-to recipe to make for lunch or even a simple dinner. It’s filling and healthy, such a win-win. The fact that this can be made in 30 minutes or less is a bonus! Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Ciabatta Rolls
  • 15 oz Can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 4 oz Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
  • Garlic
  • Arugula
  • Summer Squash
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Black Olives
  • Red Wine Vinegar
  • Oregano

Directions:

  1. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Halve the squash lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Using the flat side of your knife, smash the olives; remove and discard the pits, then roughly chop.unnamed-4.jpg
  2. Peel and finely chop the garlic; using the flat side of your knife, smash until it resembles a paste. Halve the rolls. Tear the mozzarella cheese into small pieces.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the squash, olives, vinegar, and up to half the garlic paste. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.unnamed-3.jpg
  4. Set aside to marinate, stirring occasionally, for at least 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. While the squash marinates, in a small pot, heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the dried oregano and remaining garlic paste; season with salt and pepper.unnamed-2.jpg
  6. Cook, stirring constantly, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until fragrant. Add the crushed tomatoes; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 4 to 6 minutes, or until slightly reduced in volume. Turn off the heat and stir in 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.unnamed-5.jpg
  7. Place the rolls on a clean, dry work surface. Spread half the tomato sauceonto the cut sides of the rolls. Top the roll bottoms with half the arugula, the mozzarella cheese, and all but a pinch of the parmesan cheese; season with salt and pepper. Complete the paninis with the roll tops.
  8. In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a thin layer of oil on medium until hot. Carefully add the paninis. Place a heavy pot on top of the paninis and press down. Cook, occasionally pressing down on the pot, 4 to 5 minutes per side, or until the rolls are lightly browned and the cheese has melted.
  9. (If the pan seems dry, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil before flipping the paninis.) Transfer to a cutting board; immediately season with salt and pepper.
  10. While the paninis cook, to the bowl of marinated squash, add the remaining arugula. Toss to thoroughly combine; season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer the remaining tomato sauce to a serving dish; garnish with the remaining parmesan cheese.
  11. Cut the cooked paninis in half on an angle. Divide the paninis and salad between 2 dishes. Serve with the tomato sauce on the side. Enjoy!unnamed-7.jpgunnamed-8.jpgunnamed-6.jpg

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • This recipe serves about 2 people.
  • You can add grilled chicken or any other meat if you’d like.

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