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zoe & the beatles

just a twenty-something vegan navigating healthy, positive living with a little help from her friends john, paul, ringo & george!

admission: i suck at making tofu to taste like more than squishy white bleh.
admission #2: NOT ANYMORE!

yeeees i’m so stoked! i made it my mission today, actually, to make a GOOD tofu dish for dinner. and my sesame encrusted tofu paste was born! yuummmmmm!

but first let me introduce you to my NEW BEST FRIEND:

i. am. IN LOVE!

it produced the bed for my tofu: ZUCCHINI NOODLES!!! the spiralizer stole my heart here:

aaaand here:

swooooon. fo reals. so i tossed the “noodles” and baby spinach with a splash of olive oil and fresh lemon juice. added a bit of salt and pepper.

for the awesome tofu i did the following:

preheat oven to 350 degrees!

2 T ground sesame seeds (i used a coffee grinder for this!)
1.5 – 2 T olive oil
1/4 t salt
1.5 t nutritional yeast
dash of garlic powder (or use fresh if you want! minced.)
dash or two of peprika
salt & pepper
squeeze of lemon

add everything together and blend till fully combined. chop tofu however you like! i do little triangles about half an inch thick. slather each little slab of tofu in the coating and let sit on a foil lined baking sheet for 20 minutes. then pop in the oven to bake for 20 minutes. take out, let em cool down and pop on top of you “noodles” and spinach. YUMYUMYUUM. it’s tangy and salty and sweet. definitely interesting. (i couldn’t fit two little slabs on the baking sheet to i tested another marinade on the side: 1 T balsamic, 1 t honey, dash of red pepper flakes. soaked for about an hour and a half. DELICIOUS.)

it looked pretty, too!

i have a happy tummy. oh and before i started cooking i snacked on three super tasty luna nori crackers. they’re RAW! and so much better than any cracker i’ve ever eaten. seriously. plus the company is stationed in my hometown! so it’s local, too :)!

and before i walked back to school earlier, i ate an apple and a spoonful of sunflower seed butter. i miiiiight be repeating that after i post this…;)

have a nice evening everyone 🙂




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