Roasted Balsamic Sweet Potatoes and Tofu
I’m starting to think that I should just make a list of all the foods that I’m obsessed with so that you guys won’t be surprised every time one ingredients starts to pop up again and again and again.
But then I think about how long that list would be and decide it’s just not worth my time. I’d much rather be creating delicious recipes using those foods than writing them all down on paper. There’s also the fact that I’m just a tad bit lazy… but that’s not really important.
Anyways, if I ever did write that list, sweet potatoes would surely be one of the first foods on it. To put it shortly, I adore them. The color, the texture, the taste. It’s just all so amazing!
This weekend, I had a couple of sweet potatoes just begging to be used. I was going to just roast them and serve with some stir-fried tofu, but then that previously mentioned lazy part of me got to thinking, “Why not just roast the tofu with the potatoes?” It was an interesting thought. Partly because I’d never seen any recipes for roasted tofu, and partly because the idea of combining 2 dinner recipes into only one (and therefore cutting off a big chunk of work) was very appealing.
I decided to wing it and see what would happen. The result was easily 5x as good as I thought it would be. Roasting the tofu worked great, eliminating the texture that most people don’t enjoy, and also creating a crispy shell on the outside. The taste was spectacular,too, thanks to the balsamic vinegar.
This recipe really made me realize that sometimes a lazy side, is a very good thing to have.
Roasted Balsamic Sweet Potatoes and Tofu*
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 1 package firm or extra firm tofu
I think I should also mention that this dish was not only enjoyed by me. The rest of my family gobbled it up, too, and I’ve already had a request to make it again. In fact, I’d say that this dish is something that I’ll be enjoying at least a couple more times, and most likely much more than that, in only the next couple of months.
When something is easy, delicious, and, on top of it all, healthy, it’s nothing something you want to stop eating. You can definitely trust me on that one.
* By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by The Soyfoods Council and am
eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time
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