It is no secret that I love meat. From time to time, however, I try to eat meals that are based on vegetables, tofu, or beans. Meatless Monday is the perfect reminder to do just that.
What are your favorite meatless meals?
Most people I know either love or hate tofu. I wasn't a big fan of tofu when I tried it, but quickly figured out that tofu is just a blank canvas: it takes on whatever flavor you pair it with. One of my most popular recipes is <a href="http://www.mangotomato.com/2011/07/sweet-sticky-spicy-tofu.html" target="_hplink">Sweet, Sticky & Spicy Tofu</a>. The bland tofu gets elevated by being combined with the flavors of Hoisin sauce, soy sauce and red pepper flakes. You can also add fresh ginger and garlic.
If I haven't convinced you to try tofu in a savory dish, perhaps you'd try <a href="http://www.mangotomato.com/2010/05/mango-strawberry-nasoya-smoothie.html" target="_hplink">Mango & Strawberry Smoothies</a> made with tofu.
Still not convinced? Then try the three following recipes from my friends: <a href="http://www.snackinginthekitchen.com/2012/06/roasted-butternut-squash-ravioli-with.html" target="_hplink"><strong>Roasted Butternut Squash Ravioli with Three Cheeses and Basil</a> from Snacking In The Kitchen</strong>
<a href="http://onevanillabean.com/2012/06/25/corn-ravioli/" target="_hplink"><strong>Fresh Summer Corn Ravioli</a> from One Vanilla Bean</strong>
<a href="http://arugulafiles.typepad.com/the_arugula_files/2012/06/peach-and-blackberry-salad-with-poppy-seed-dressing-plus-tips-on-how-to-make-a-gorgeous-summer-salad.html" target="_hplink"><strong>Peach and Blackberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing</a> from Arugula Files</strong>
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