> hey what's for dinner mom?: Tofu-jitas

4.24.2009

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??

Tofu-jitas
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

6 comments :

  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?

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  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.

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  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!

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  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 :)

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  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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