Most of the recipes posted on the blog are not things that I eat on a daily basis! As a college student, most of my meals consist of steel cut oats topped with fruit, a simple stir fry, or big salads with tons of veggies. The best meals in my opinion are overloaded with color, while still tasting awesome (it is possible!).
This was one of those meals that left me smiling for hours. The combo of fresh cooked kale and avocado has a tendency to do that! The baked tofu, served alongside a brown rice medley, is also quite awesome when drizzled with sesame oil, soy sauce, and sesame seeds.
the perfect baked tofu
- one block firm tofu, drained
- two tablespoons soy sauce
- one tablespoon sesame oil
- one tablespoon sesame seeds (for garnish)
Cut the tofu into slices and marinate in the sesame oil and soy sauce for a few hours in the fridge.
When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 and place the tofu into a metal or glass baking dish. Spray the dish before putting in the tofu slices. Let bake for about 45 minutes (makes it extra chewy and tender) and flip about halfway.
Kale is one of my favorite leafy greens with good reason! It is hands down one of the most nutrient dense greens that is high in fiber, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C and E. Pick some up ASAP!
the perfect sauteed kale
- one tablespoon olive oil
- one large bunch of kale, shredded
- one teaspoon minced garlic
- pinches of salt
Heat a saucepan with olive oil and toss in the garlic once hot. Allow the garlic to cook for a minute or two and then throw in the shredded kale. Once the kale has turned bright green it is done! I prefer mine fairly al dente. Feel free to add some shredded carrots as well! (as seen in the original photo)
Photo courtesy of The Vegetarian Who Hates Tofu
my favorite brown rice blend
This rice can be found at Trader Joe’s and is my go to grain! It is a combination of brown rice, Daikon radish seeds, and black barley. The radish seeds pop in your mouth once cooked and the barley adds some additional nutrients. It cooks perfectly in a reasonable amount of time as well, unlike many other brown rices.
Combine all of these items into a bowl and top with avocado! Healthy, flavorful, and filling!