Saturday, 13 November 2010

Vegan MoFo Day 13: Basil Tofu

Usually quite a lot of eating/recycling of leftovers goes on in my house - most recipes make enough for 4, which can mean 5 or 6 portions for me as I'm not a big eater. One portion gets eaten, one is eaten the following day and the rest gets frozen in single portions for those days when I don't have the energy to cook.Today was one of those days that called for just a straightforward meal - pasta spirals with a simple tomato sauce. I took one of those supermarket chiller cabinet tomato and basil sauces, added 4 cloves of crushed garlic, a cup of sliced mushrooms and the magic ingredient - half a pack of basil tofu, crumbled. 

I love Taifun tofu - it tastes so great that I am hard-pushed not to eat the whole packet as soon as I cut it open. My all-time favourite is the smoked tofu with sunflower and sesame seeds but the basil runs a close second.  Anyway, I served my pasta today with steamed broccoli, petits pois and sugarsnaps. Yummy, and ready in only 15 minutes. 


  1. I love that tofu, too.
    Did you try it with tomatoes, olive oil and even some more fresh basil, just like Italian mozzarella salad? I totally recommend that.

  2. god yes i love this tofu! luckily there's only a few places that sell them near me or I'd spend be spending all my money on taifun stuff.

  3. That sounds like a great idea, Tisi. I used to love a Caprese salad when I was vegetarian - I'll need to give it a try.

    I do spend a fortune on that Taifun tofu - it's so easy just to eat it straight out of the pack.