Hooray for Tofu Rancheros!
"Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers"
- 3 John 2
These were delicious! I've had them with real eggs but Mom and I wanted to give them a try with tofu.
Before I begin, let me share with you a little Ciara Health Snippet of the day...
TOFU! Tofu is a great source of protein. Most people already know this. A lot of people don't know how to cook it or what to do with it. It does have a weird texture. But the good news is that it takes up any flavor that you put into it. 1/2 cup of Tofu contains 10 grams of protein. If you ate a whole cup you'd be half way to your total amount needed for the day (46 grams for women, 56 for men... according to About.com.) Check out that link to find out more about tofu.
For 100 calories you get a lot more protein than 100 calories of ground beef. Plus, ground beef has a lot of bad fats and animal cholesterol.
There are a lot of different ways you can eat it. I actually like it a lot so you can count on more tofu recipes from me!
And now! ON TO THE FOOD!
Instead of scrambling the tofu we opted to just cut it into big slices and season them and cook them in a pan to sortof crispy up the outside. We sauteed them with chili powder and garlic salt. You can be generous with your seasonings because the tofu is pretty bland by itself. I'm sorry I don't have pics of the tofu preparation. I was so excited to eat it I didn't think to take preparation pictures!
Step One: cook up your tofu any way you like it. Scramble it up with the seasonings or cut it into slices and crispy the outside. You can use Olive Oil or just water, or a mix of the two.
Step Two: While tofu is cooking (it may take awhile to get crispified) cut up your cilantro. I just plucked off the leaves and ate them whole. But you can chop them up if you like. Cilantro is my favorite herb so I used a lot of it.
Step Three: warm up your beans
Step Four: top everything on top of your tostada. Tostada, beans, cheese(if you use cheese), tofu, spinach, cilantro, tomato, sour cream.
Go ahead and eat another because it's so healthy and tasty :)
|Tofu Rancheros. Picture complete with orange juice and begging canines.|
|eating in progress...|
By the way...
(Here are some additional Tofu Scramble recipes)
What you need:
Tostadas (or tortilla chips)
Tofu (firm or extra firm... but it doesn't really matter how firm)
Pink Beans (or black or any type of bean)
For the Tofu: any seasonings you might enjoy.
Tumeric (for color)
Optional or Additional:
Chia Seeds and Hemp Hearts - sprinkle on top for added brain lubrication bonus!
|Sorry, the tofu is missing from the picture. But don' you forget to get it!|