Thursday, May 27, 2010

Beth from Denver: Scrumptious Simplicity

Another installment from Beth from Denver! Beth cooks up delicious and easy vegetarian meals. Enjoy!

I’m not allowed to have a grill at my condo complex, so I have recently invested in a George Forman Grill. It doesn’t feel the same as grilling on the patio, but it is easy to use, easy to clean and does a great job! When I wanted something simple and healthy a few nights ago, I decided to set up George to grill some tofu and asparagus. I completed the meal with some quinoa.

Grilled Tofu, Asparagus and Quinoa
1 bunch of asparagus
1 package of extra firm tofu
3 teaspoons Target brand South American Style Grilling Paste (or any preferred seasoning)
1 cup quinoa

Open and drain the tofu
Place in a strainer in the sink with a saucepan on top in order to squeeze out as much water as possible
Preheat the grill to medium-high
Cut the ends off the asparagus and then cut the stalks in half
Grill for about 5 minutes, rotating halfway through (unless you are using a George Forman with a grilling plate on top
While the asparagus is cooking, combine the cup of quinoa with 1 cup of water in a saucepan and bring to a boil
Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook until water has been absorbed (10-15 minutes)
Cut the tofu into half inch slices
Spread the grilling paste on both sides of tofu slices before placing on grill
Cook for about 10 minutes (depending on how firm you like the tofu), making sure to flip in order to cook both sides

Enjoy your simple and healthy meal!

1 comment:

  1. Grilled asparagus this time of year is the perfect food!


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