Something amazing happened in the past year: Mike started liking tofu. It happened while we were in Tokyo. Tofu is a whole other beast over there. A delicious, delicious beast. This is a BIG deal because while I absolutely LOVE tofu, sometimes it can be a bit much to eat a whole package. But now that Mike is actually enjoying tofu, I can make it as much as I want without feeling like I’m going to turn into a tofu cube due to tofu consumption. This is a fitting dish to make today because sometimes hardcore traditionalists like to eat vegan for the first day of the new year. I’m not too sure why this tradition exists, but I have many memories of going to my grandma’s house for a full on veggie lunch. Today I made do with a bowl of granola and almond milk, but hey, it’s still vegan! I’ll probably whip up a batch of these crispy little guys soon enough – they’re super easy to prep and even though they take a while to bake in the oven, it’s all passive time so you have lots of time to google cute animal videos. Baking tofu (especially when you give it a light toss in cornstarch) gives you super crispy tofu without the deep-frying. As much as I like deep-frying (and I really do!) sometimes it’s nice to have hands-off crispiness. Toss those suckers in a sweet and savoury honey garlic sauce and you’ve got the ultimate snack. Or, piled them up on some fluffy rice or quinoa and you’ve got yourself a comforting bowl. Do it, you know you want to! PS – Happy Chinese New Year!
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