I've been in a complete rut lately when it comes to cooking! I was SO inspired there for a while but then we started the renovations and I completely lost my mojo. I've been trying to find super easy and quick recipes to get me through this slump and a few weeks ago I stumbled on this recipe from She Likes Food and it became an instant favorite! Its so quick to make and requires very little prep. You can add more veggies to it if you'd like, I added some cauliflower the other day and carrots would be great too!
Give it a try and let me know how you like it!
1 lb pasta
3–4 cups small diced broccoli + any other veggies you'd like
1 (14 oz) package extra firm tofu
1 1/2 tbsp + 2 tsp olive oil, divided
2 tbsp Tamari or soy sauce, or you can use Coconut Aminos which is my new favorite!
2 tbsp nutritional yeast, I use Braggs but whatever brand you like works
3/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried herbs, e.g. Herbs de Provence
1 tsp salt, or more to taste
1/2 tsp black pepper
Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Add your pasta, stir and cook for about 5 minutes. Add in your broccoli* and cook until pasta is finished cooking, 5-7 more minutes. Drain and put back into the pot.
*You can also pan sear the broccoli, if you're like me and you prefer that burnt caramelized flavor!
Prepare the tofu while the pasta is cooking. Pat the tofu try and press if desired. I like to buy the pre-pressed tofu because it cuts down on prep time. Cut tofu into bite size pieces. Heat a large pan over medium heat and add 2 teaspoons olive oil, cubed tofu, tamari and garlic powder. Stir and let cook until tofu has browned, about 10 minutes.
Add the tofu to the pasta and broccoli along with the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, nutritional yeast, granulated garlic, dried herbs, salt and pepper. Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed. Enjoy!