Some day you’ll thank me for this recipe. It’s sauteed bell peppers and onions (or what the French call “Piperade”), plus a crispy topping of sesame seed-coated tofu. For such a humble dish, I think it’s delicious. It’s vegan, too, and thus ideal for anyone who can’t eat meat, wheat, or dairy.
Warning! Tofu isn’t everyone’s idea of haute cuisine. It has a neutral taste, and, when poorly prepared, a texture that resembles a wet kitchen sponge. Pressing the moisture out of the tofu will dramatically improve its texture.
Slice the onion, and julienne the peppers. Not sure how to julienne a bell pepper? See my recipe for Piperade.
Honestly, it won’t hurt you to eat a vegan meal every once in a while. If I can do it, you can do it!
Or, for an extra-nice presentation, prepare each serving this-a-way:
In the comments field below, let me know if you might try this tofu-and-veggies preparation. Also, let me know if vegetarian meals are important to you. Although I’m a hopeless omnivore, I do try to limit my meat consumption to just once or twice a week. And I never, ever, eat chocolate cake more than 3 times per day.
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