Monday, November 29, 2010

Guest blogger: Megan's Baja Tofu Wrap

I want to introduce my first guest Blogger and my best friend since grade school:
Megan from: "From chubby chic to hot Mama." Her blog is fabulous and inspiring! She enjoys writing about her beautiful girls, her continued weight loss, life and photography.
(She is currently working on her BSN in photography.)
She is such an inspiration to me and everyone who surrounds her.

Be sure to check out her fabulous blogs here:


Here is the wonderful post she has written for my blog, a delicious, quick & healthy recipe you're sure to love:

Baja Tofu Wrap

I am not a vegetarian, but I'm no meatatarian either. Truly I am a Weight Watcher-atarian. I came up with this recipe on a Saturday afternoon when I was in a bit of a rush, believe it or not. I opened the fridge hoping to find something healthy ready to grab and go but alas life is never that easy. Instead I saw a bit of tofu left from a dinner I had prepared for my beautiful friend Marci (the owner of this blog) and her family earlier in the week and some left over sautéed onions and peppers from fajitas the night before, it was like the light shown down from above and suddenly I had a gourmet lunch in nothing flat!

What you'll need:

1 package extra firm tofu
2 plates or cookie sheets
4-8 paper towels
1 package whole-wheat 96% Fat Free Tortillas
1 medium yellow onion
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
1 lime (optional)
sour cream
taco sauce (I prefer the green mild)

First things first. You need to press the water out of the tofu. Slice the tofu into 1/2 inch slices. Place two paper towels on one of the plates or cookie sheets. Lay the tofu on top of the paper towels and cover with two more paper towels. Next, place the second plate or cookie sheet on top and put some heavy objects on top. I like to use cans of soup, usually 5-6 of them. Leave the tofu like this for 30-40 minutes. If your paper towels get completely saturated with liquid it may be a good idea to switch them out mid-press.



While you're waiting, now would be an excellent time to get your onion and peppers sliced up.



I'm no expert on tofu, in fact when I came up with this recipe it was only the 2nd time I'd ever cooked tofu. My directions for the tofu are based on very little experience but seem to work well. So, when your tofu has been pressed cut it into about 1/2 inch squares. Season the tofu with spice of your choice. I like salt and pepper or seasoning salt- they both taste great.


Sauté them over medium heat. I spray my pan with cooking spray to keep the calories as low as possible but olive oil would work fantastic as well! Be sure to turn the tofu at least once to brown at least 2 sides. Doing this adds flavor and well just makes it look yummy! If you are a starving student like me and only have one frying pan just put your cooked tofu in a bowl and cover it with foil to keep it warm while you sauté the veggies.

Again I start by spraying the pan with cooking spray and sauté the onion and peppers over medium heat. Cook until they are softened but still somewhat crispy. Don't stir them too much so that you can get those tasty little charred edges on the peppers.


While you're waiting, now would be an excellent time to get your tortilla ready to go and if you haven't already grab some sour cream and taco sauce of your choice. I used mild green sauce for this dish.



When the peppers are getting close to being done go ahead and load up the tofu on your tortilla. Add the onion pepper mixture and top with the sour cream and green sauce. I also make a chicken version of this meal and squeeze fresh lime juice over the chicken - it would probably taste just as delicious on this dish. Roll up it all up and enjoy!



Bon Apetit!

-Megan 

1 comment:

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