Friday, September 27, 2013

Lunch Time: BBQ tofu on toast

Hi everyone! I hope your year and time and vegan eating are going well.
Me? I'm on a journey I guess. I'm trying to understand my relationship with food and understand how my body is reacting to what I eat.

One way I'm doing this is hiking everyday. I've always loved walking, but now I take advantage of the park above me and the many hiking trails and bike paths that are there. I go with my dog every day and so far it's been 6 weeks, and I'm loving it.

I'm feeling so much more in tune with my body, and I feel much stronger. Also, I am listening to my body. I've regained my body clock and can sleep and wake up with no alarm, and I'm also understanding how my body reacts to food. I don't snack anymore, and I make sure I have three square meals a day.

Breakfast generally involves a bowl or oatmeal (a favorite) or I juice. I tend to juice 2-3 times a week.

Lunch can vary, but I tend to have a hearty salad with some tofu for protein and a glass of water.

Dinner, I tend to eat around 8pm, involves whatever I want. Mostly it's on a bed of lettuce, though, and it tends to not make the meal so heavy. But now that the weather is getting colder, I'll do soups, or roasted veggies or whatever else my CSA will provide.

Continuing my CSA is one of the best decisions I've ever made. I love it, and though it can at times be a strain on my fixed budget, it's well worth it because the better eating makes me feel better.

I'm going to share a lunch I have a couple times a week that's fast and kinda like junk food for me. 

BBQ Tofu on Toast

You need tofu (I love this Trader Joe's kind its actually delicious and the texture fries great), onion, BBQ sauce, avocado (half at most) and two pieces of bread. If I'm not making my bread and I buy it, lately I've only been going with Eureka! brand bread. It's delicious, organic, and vegan. Plus, you can buy it at some Targets, which is convenient.

I start by grilling the onion to the point where they are just about to caramelize. Then I add the bread and flip it over so it gets toasted on both sides.

I remove those and add the tofu. Here is where I add the avocado. 

The tofu I cook it until its browned on both sides.

Then I turn off the heat.

I then add a few dollops of BBQ sauce and allow the remaining heat to do it's thing (you may need to cover with a lid to avoid splattering. 

I slather the sauce over and flip the todo and presto, lunch is served!

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