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In the past whenever I made tofu, it was always kind of spongey. I’ve had other tofu that’s pretty firm and it’s been on my “need to do” list to learn how to make it firm tofu. I was talking with my friend Lisa and she told me it’s all about baking it! So, I decided to share a super simple tofu recipe to pair with my favorite easy stir fry. 

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I know things can get crazy during the week and eating healthy can have barriers when you think about the time it takes to buy, clean, chop, and cook. I found these awesome stir fry kits by Taylor Farms. They have a bunch of different varieties and flavors and I love that they save you time on two fronts. First, it saves you time in the food store because you don’t have to run around the produce department finding all your faves. It also takes the away prep time at home because it’s already washed and cut. All you have to do is open and pour it into your pan. 

If you’re looking to try out some stir fry kits to make your dinners come together quicker, here’s a coupon! I was really impressed with their freshness and delicious sauce!! I also loved that all the veggies packed into the stiry fry would have taken up so much room in my fridge but instead it was all in a nice lil’ package for me 🙂

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So let me set up your night for you to show you JUST how seamlessly it can fit into your life. You come home from work. You quickly throw together the tofu and pop it in the oven. You take care of business while it’s cooking (I don’t know what you do… laundry? workout? work you didn’t leave at the office? correspondences? watch the news? etc. you get it). Then a few minutes before the tofu is done, you sauté up some Taylor Farms Ginger Garlic Stir Fry and you chow down. 

See? Easy Peasy! Eating healthy doesn’t have to be hard or time consuming. 

So let’s make some together right now just so you’re uber prepared and there are no surprises. Ready?

First, cut each tofu block into 8 rectangles, about 1/2 inch thick. 

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Then, with a thin tea towel or dish towel, place the rectangles in between and gently press to drain the water out. 

Cut them into cubes, about 1 inch by 1 inch and set aside. 

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In a large bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, agave, sesame oil, garlic, and chopped bell pepper. Toss the tofu in the bowl and allow it to sit for about five minutes. You could even prep this in the morning or the night before to reeeeeally let it marinate. 

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Then, use a slotted spoon to scoop out the tofu and spread the squares out on a baking pan lined with parchment paper. 

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Set the marinade bowl aside. You’ll place the cooked tofu in it later. 

I cooked my tofu for 1 hour. It was firm on the outside and soft in the center. If you want them even firmer, you may want to keep them in longer. Honestly, I don’t think you can go wrong. 

When the tofu is almost done, place 1 tablespoon of oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook your Taylor Farms Ginger Garlic Stiry Fry according to package directions. 

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When the tofu is done, return it to the bowl with the marinade sauce.

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Plate your stir fry, top with a heaping pile of tofu, and sprinkle with sesame seeds. 

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Baked Tofu with Ginger Garlic Stiry Fry

  • Author: Lindsay// The Toasted Pine Nut
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 60
  • Total Time: 70

Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. extra firm tofu
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 packages Taylor Farms ginger garlic stir fry kit
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. First, cut the tofu block into 8 rectangles, about 1/2 inch thick.
  3. Then, with a thin tea towel or dish towel, place the rectangles in between and gently press to drain the water out.
  4. Cut them into cubes, about 1 inch by 1 inch and set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, agave, sesame oil, garlic, and chopped bell pepper.
  6. Toss the tofu in the bowl and allow it to sit for about five minutes. You could even prep this in the morning or the night before to really let it marinate.
  7. Then, use a slotted spoon to scoop out the tofu and spread the squares out on a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  8. Set the marinade bowl aside. You’ll place the cooked tofu in it later.
  9. Cook the tofu for 1 hour. You can toss and bake it even longer if you want it firmer.
  10. When the tofu is almost done, place 1 tablespoon of oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook your Taylor Farms Ginger Garlic Stir Fry according to package directions.
  11. When the tofu is done, return it to the bowl with the marinade sauce and toss.
  12. Plate your stir fry, top with a heaping pile of tofu, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2

Enjoy!! xo

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