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Saturday, August 11, 2012

It's a Lemon

Lemon Pepper Baked Tofu

Here's another fabulous recipe from One of the things I like about it is the fact that lemon is a prominent ingredient. It's not just the flavor of lemon I adore, but also the health benefits. This for instance:

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"The two biggest are lemons’ strong antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting powers and their use as a weight loss aid because lemon juice is a digestive aid and liver cleanser."

The article also states that the ancient Egyptians believed lemons provided powerful protection against a host of poisons, backed up by today's research. Calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, pectin, and limonene--all these promote immunity and fight infection.

Baked Tofu Ingredients

  • 1 lb extra firm tofu
  • Marinade:
  • 5 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Tamari soy sauce
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

Marinating and Baking the Tofu:

  1. Put all the marinade ingredients in a jar, screw the lid on tight, and shake until well mixed
  2. Press the block of tofu between an old dishtowel or paper towels to remove any excess water

  3. Slice the tofu in 1/2 inch slices, and lay side-by-side in a flat baking pan
  4. Spread the marinade over and under the tofu slices
  5. Marinate 30 minutes, turning once or twice
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  7. Bake 20 - 30 minutes
Some ideas for cooking with lemon baked tofu:

Combine with quinoa
Use in a sandwich or wrp
Stir in with noodles and veggies
Serve on the side as is 'NAKED.'
Fling it into a stir fry
Toss into a salad
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