Sunday, April 1, 2012

On the Road Again; or, Soy-curry Fried Tofu

I'm back in my hometown of Chicago for the next few days for a conference, and boy, does it feel good to be having all the great cuisine here!

Not going to lie-- spent the entirety of yesterday's 8.5 mile run thinking about the sweet potato fries waiting for me at  the end. Heaven!

In preparation for five days of gluttony (I love Minnesota, but Chicago still rules for food-- sorry!), I had a nice, healthful, simple meal Thursday night.

Tofu, a six-ingredient marinade, and a salad. Something you can feel good about. The meal that holds you and tells you you're pretty.

Make it. Feel virtuous. Then run away to your pile of fries and oreos and munch (almost) guilt-free.

Soy-curry Fried Tofu

1 cup vegetable broth
3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons curry powder
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons grated ginger
8 ounces tofu, pressed and cubed
Olive oil 

Combine the first six ingredients in a medium bowl. Toss tofu in marinade, and let sit overnight.

When ready to cook, heat oil in skillet. Carefully place tofu in skillet. Fry until browned, and serve over greens.

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