Yum Hey What's for Dinner Mom?: Tofu-jitas



I recently had the absolute pleasure of meeting my husbands aunt, Andi, from California. What a treasure! I hosted a dinner at our house for the family but unfortunately my parents were at Spamalot so they missed the party, everyone else got to come though and we had a great time. I made a taco feast and a couple of cakes. Wahoo! We ate and visited and ate some more.

Andi is a vegetarian so I wanted to create a decent entree to honor her lifestyle choice, I hit up on a winner people! Tofu fajitas! Totally delicious and easy too! The meat eaters were enjoying them and they reheated well the next day! Did I not say winner??

1 block of extra firm tofu
juice of 1/2 a lime
3 tablespoons olive oil-divided
1 teaspoon of Mexican oregano
dash of paprika for color
1/2 teaspoon of salt
sprinkle of pepper

1 onion cut in half and then in to strips
5 mini sweet bell peppers cut in strips red yellow and orange-substitute in regular bell peppers
warmed tortillas-make sure they are lard free if need be (don't worry Andi mine were)

cut the tofu in to bite sized pieces
add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the rest of the marinade ingredients to a zip top bag, seal and shake
add the tofu turn to coat and marinate for at least 2 hours
heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium high heat
when the skillet is hot add the sliced vegetables saute for 2 minutes
add the tofu and as much of the marinade as you can squeeze in
saute another 2 minutes until the tofu is heated through and the vegetables are crisp tender
serve with warmed tortillas

I did promise a chocolate giveaway coming soon, that is still in the works. OK OK I need to quit eating the prize :) No I should have that soon maybe this weekend. I have a lot of posts to get up.

This year I am boycotting presents for Mother's Day. Say I love with a hug, not knick knacks she will need to dust or a big screen lcd tv. This is simply a day to say, I love you and now with this economy I don't think we need retailers shoving it down our throats that Mom needs a new lap top or a diamond ring. Please join me in taking back Mother's Day from the retailers and don't let them guilt you into a huge credit card payment.

Mother's Day; It's not for presents anymore


  1. Oops, I thougth of a question. Do you have a good "starter" tofu recipe. One that really makes it seem like your not eating tofu?

  2. I do not like the taste of tofu. It just did not hit the spot. Maybe it would be fine in something like you have here.

  3. Tofu is hit or miss for me. It is so plain tasting that unless it is highly seasoned it seems weird to eat (to me)

    Mimi this is a great starter recipe for a beginner.
    Amy I know what you mean, it used to scare me but it is such a great protein source that I just keep trying to like it. This is the best yet!

  4. Ok Tofu scares me too but I must say I've never tried it. so I guess maybe I should before I say I don't like it :). yes I listen to what I preach to the kids, I just don't always follow it.

    Oh Girl so agree with mothers day, make me card or something. I'm so not a nick nack girl.

    Chococlate ... You keep tempting me like my two pieces of chocolate not nice .. LOL you tease :)

  5. Sounds like a good recipe- I'll have to bookmark it. Easy for the spring business too! I'll join you with the Mother's Day efforts, crazyness!


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