A Timid Young Man (foreverquatre) wrote in vegancooking,
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Tofu Olaf



Okay, it's not the best picture in the world, but... It's tofu loaf, that got sorta mashed up, roast zucchini, and baked potato with avocado. And, yeah, call me a giant pigasaurus, but I like to eat a whole avocado all at once... >__>() My answer to making anything better is to put avocado on it... heh...

Anyway, the original recipe for the tofu loaf is here, but I think I came up with a tastier version. I made the original recipe before and it wasn't as good as this latest time I made it... which was very tasty indeed.


My version of Tofu Loaf

Ingredients:

1 medium onion (plus about 1/2 cup scallion greens)
1 cup rolled oats (or whole grain vegan bread crumbs or crushed cornflakes)
1 1/2 pounds tofu, mashed
1/2 cup chopped parsley (didn't have this, so I used about 1 tbs dried parsley in its stead. more parsley would be best, though.)
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup ketchup
2 tablespoon vegan Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
(and I added about 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms)
Directions:

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2) Mix all ingredients together.

3) Press the mixture into a teflon loaf pan (you can spray a bit of PAM/oil)

4) Bake for one hour.

5) Let cool about 15-20 minutes before trying to remove from pan.

6) Slice and enjoy!

This loaf also freezes well - I slice it up then wrap the sliced loaf in wax paper and plastic wrap and stick it in the freezer. I calculated the calories per slice if you were to slice the loaf into 9 one-inch slices (and using the rolled oats): 150 cal/slice.

A few notes:

~It's a good idea to saute the onions a bit before putting the loaf in the oven. If they aren't pre-cooked they come out not quite done all the way. The mushrooms could also be pre-cooked, but I think they came out well enough putting them in the oven raw.

~I may have used too much tofu when I made this recipe, but my loaf always falls apart on me. Maybe it would be best to press the tofu well or else add a few more oats. I suppose adding some powder egg replacer would also help. I don't know how else to keep it from turning into a tofu mush.

~What is the best way to measure 1 1/2 lbs tofu?

Tofu, firm 1 lb =
2 1/2 cups cubed
2 cups crumbled
1 3/4 cups puréed

So apparently, 1 1/2 lbs crumbled/mashed tofu is 3 cups.
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