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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tofu Pizza (Betsy and Paul)

1 lb brown tofu
3 Tbs tahini
1 tsp garlic powder, or fresh garlic
1 Tsp salt
1 Tsp onion powder, or fresh onion
soy sauce to taste

Cashew Cheese Sauce:
1 16 oz can sweet red pimientos, or yellow pepper
2 Tbs. Tahini
1 Tbs. Yeast flakes (opt) or flour
1 cup raw cashews
½ cup lemon juice
1 tsp salt
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 cup water

Tofu: Slice tofu into pieces (or try breaking up into texture of ground beef). In a saute pan, brown tofu with tahini, salt, onion and garlic until almost brown then add soy sauce to taste.

Cashew Cheese Sauce: Blend until smooth (Note: this “cheese” sauce can be used with macaroni and cheese).

Fixing the pizza:
Use your favorite pizza crust, we used Bobili. Layer the pizza with tomato sauce, tofu, and your favorite pizza toppings and then the cheese sauce. Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes.

As our family moves towards eating less meat we have been experimenting with Tofu. Some dishes are rejected by all of us, many are tolerated by some and enjoyed by others. The following recipe for pizza was one of our best successes yet, one we all enjoyed and even offered to friends. Please know that I rarely make any dish the same way twice. So, here is the basic idea from which you can create.

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