Lets face it not everyone has hours to spend cooking or baking a tasty vegan meal! This is one of my favorite go to meals when I am busy. It is packed with protein and vitamins and did I mention its super tasty!
By far the star of this show is the Brussels Sprouts, I can't get enough of these little guys. And I get asked often how do you cook them. There are many different ways to add them to any meal but I prefer the method explained below. It not only cooks them all the way through (it is the worst to bite into a half cooked sprout), and it also brings out the natural flavor of this amazing veg!
I do however have to apologize for the pictures, I was timing myself on the preparation of this meal and neglected photo mastery!
prepared as a meal for two
• 1 brick tofu (extra firm)
• 4 to six medium potatoes
• 1 pound brussels sprouts
• 1/4 cup soy sauce
• 1/2 cup water
• 4 cloves garlic
• 1/4 cup butter
• 1 cup white cooking wine
• 4 tbsp olive oil
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 3/4 tsp pepper
• 1 package of Road's End Organics Savory Herb Gravy
Preheat oven to 375. Dice potatoes and toss with 4 tbsp olive oil and salt and pepper, place on baking sheet and into oven. Then cut tofu into nine equal squares or there about and place in a shallow baking dish with two cloves of garlic minced, the water and the soy sauce. Place in the oven with the potatoes. The potatoes will take a bit longer to cook that is why they went in first. The potatoes will take about 25 minutes and the tofu about 20.
Tofu ready for the oven
Next prep the sprouts by cutting the bottom of them off to expose the tender part, then de-leaf any loose leafs, and cut in half as seen below
Then melt your butter in a pan be careful not to burn it after butter is liquified add the sprouts. What will happen next is that the sprouts will start to caramelize where they are making contact with the pan. This is a bit tricky because you don't want them to burn but you want to them to brown down nicely. Turn them over so both sides can get a bit cooked, about five to seven minutes into this process add the cooking wine and cover. This will kind of steam the inside of the sprout, and make them tender but the outside will be nice and browned. And the best thing is they are cooked all the way through no tough sprouts here!
sprouts just placed in pan
Prepare the Road's End Organics Herb Gravy as directed on the package. And drizzle over tofu and you are ready to serve!
There it is 28 minutes and change for a great vegan meal!