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Simple Baked Tofu

If you eat tofu, you must try this simple preparation. Its become my favorite and was our dinner last night. 

Preheat the oven to 375.

Slice 1-2 blocks of extra firm organic tofu into slabs just a little smaller than a deck of cards. I usually slice the whole block lengthwise in half to make it into two thinner blocks, then I cut them into smaller squares the size of a big brownie approximately. 

Make the marinade-
1/3 cup tamari or soy sauce
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 teas. Liquid smoke (great to have on hand and lasts forever in your cupboard)- this is key- it really makes it have that gorgeous smell and BBQ'd flavor. 

Pour the marinade over the tofu in a shallow glass dish and let sit for 10-20 minutes while you get the rest of dinner started. For us last night, I warmed up food I had batch cooked on Sunday when I had more time- baked brown rice and stir fried bell peppers, celery, and carrots.

Place the tofu on w cookie sheet and bake 15 minutes, flip and bake again for 15 minutes. It'll smell amazing and have an al dente bite to it- lovely! 

You could stop and eat it right there but I had some sweet and sour sauce I had made and frozen awhile back so I heated that and poured a touch on top. The kids devoured theirs but I managed to save enough for lunch today....speaking of...I need to go!