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Barbecue Tofu and Mushroom Salad


Are you yearning for a filling, tasty, summer meal?  Well, you should try this.

Serves 2
Ingredients:
1 package of fresh tofu, frozen and thawed (about 150 grams)*
½ package of fresh mushrooms (about 150 grams)
1 tablespoon olive oil

¼ cup of vegan barbecue sauce**
about 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

1 small head of lettuce, chopped
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 teaspoon salt

Instructions:
1.  Squeeze any remaining liquid from the thawed tofu.  Slice into ½ thick pieces.
2.  In a skillet, fry the tofu and mushrooms in the oil until browned.
3.  Remove the tofu and mushrooms from the heat and mix in the barbecue sauce and sesame seeds.

Prepare the salad:
4.  In a large bowl, toss the lettuce and tomatoes with salt until well mixed.
5.  Arrange the tofu and mushrooms on top of the salad.

*When you freeze tofu and then thaw it before using, the texture becomes more firm and a bit more like the familiar texture of meat.
**You can use homemade barbecue sauce, but we found an ‘accidentally’ vegan barbecue sauce in the market and it was quite tasty!!  It was called “Bull’s-Eye”.

Nutritional Information:
242 Calories; 11 g Fat; 0 mg Cholesterol; 27 g Carbohydrates; 4 g Fiber; 10 g Protein
What do you like to eat when it gets hot?
Alf Hana!!!
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Tuesday Teaser #5: Spinach Mushroom Quiche


As many of our readers know, we use Tuesdays to share recipes we love that are not our own creations.  We’ve got a decadent one to share this week: spinach mushroom quiche!!!!

At our house this week, we had a little extra tofu and lot of craving for something satisfying and creamy.    So, we searched all over the place for a creative quiche recipe – and boy, did we find one!!!

We used this recipe from Vegweb.com for the quiche filling and this one for the crust (which can be used for any pie crust, by the way, not just savory quiches!).  Both recipes are relatively straight forward.  The filling recipe is a little complicated, but definitely worth the effort!!!  ***Just a warning about the filling recipe, there is an ingredient (nutritional yeast) which you may not find in Egypt.  I believe (although I did not try it) that you can leave it out and not miss too much of the decadence of this dish.

The crust recipe is SOOOOOO easy and surprisingly tasty!  Give them a try and let us know what you think!

Alf Hana!!!