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3 of my FAVORITE Tofu Recipes

Tofu and I have had a rocky relationship. For as long as I can remeber it was a "texture thing." However, for the past few months, I have been working to rescue that relationship because i've been trying to eat more plant based. It all started when I tried grilled tofu in a burrito at one of my favorite restaurants. I was genuinly shocked at how amazing it was. One thing led to another and I tried a tofu scramble. It was a game changer.

Ever since then, I've tried experiementing with tofu at home. I've had some fails, but it hasn't knocked me down. I've tried many more recipies that I'd love to share with you guys, but for now, here are 3 of my favorites. If you are a tofu skeptic like I was: here how to make tofu not taste like s***.

Pan-fried Tofu Dumplings


  • 400g grated or diced tofu

  • 2 grated carrots

  • 1 small grated or diced broccoli head

  • 1/2 a chopped white onion

  • 1-3 minced garlic

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • salt, pepper, paprika to taste

  • rice paper sheets


  1. Add garlic and onion to a pan with some oil and fry until golden and fragrant

  2. Add the carrots and broccoli and fry for a few minutes (2-4) until tender

  3. Add tofu, tomato paste, soy sauce and seasonings, mix and fry again until combined

  4. Wet rice paper sheets and fill. I cut mine in half and then did about 2-3 tablespoons of the mixture to make them more dumpling size

  5. Add some oil to a pan and sear until crispy

  6. Serve with some soy sauce and edamame

Crispy Tofu


  • Extra firm tofu

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast

  • 1/2 tsp paprika

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • 1.5 tbsp cornstarch


  1. Press tofu for 10 minutes and pat dry

  2. Cut into about 1 inch blocks

  3. Toss tofu in a bowl with oil, soy sauce, nutritional yeast, and spices, adding in the starch slowly

  4. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and spread out tofu on a lined baking tray

  5. Bake for 15 minutes, toss around, and bake for another 15

  6. Serve on top of salads, nourish bowls, or in burritos

Tofu Scramble


  • Extra firm tofu

  • Onion

  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder

  • 1/4 tsp Salt

  • Pepper

  • 1/4 tsp Paprika

  • Any type of veggies!- I used kale, bell pepper, cabbage, sweet potato

  • Toppings!- I topped with tomato, spouts, avocado


  1. Cut off a portion of tofu, I cut off about 1/3-1/2 of the block

  2. Mash that up with the spices

  3. Dice onion and sauté in a pan with oil until fragrant

  4. Add crumbled tofu and diced veggies to the pan and cook on medium-high heat until golden and slightly crisp

  5. Serve with toast, avocado, and some salsa!

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