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BLTotally Love This Recipe

I found a recipe for tofu bacon.  Sounds gross, I know, but I tweaked a couple of things in it, and it’s so damn good!  I’m having a BLTC (cheese) as I type this.  Here goes.

You need 1 block extra firm tofu.  Press & drain the tofu, really well, getting out all the water possible.  You really want this as dry as possible.  I pressed mine for about 8 hours.

Marinate; mix the following:

  • 1.5 cups low sodium soy sauce (regular sodium might make it too salty)
  • 2-3 tablespoons liquid smoke
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha hot sauce (aka Rooster sauce)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion power (optional)

Once tofu is pressed, carefully cut into 1/8” strips.  You can cut long ways, or against the short end - either way making strips.  Don’t go thick on this.  Even “thick cut” bacon is relatively thin.  Long ways, you should get about 14 strips; against the short end, you might get more than 20. 

In an air tight flat container (or a zipper storage bag), carefully put all the tofu, add marinate and seal. Be careful not to break the tofu part.  You want strips, not flakes.  Let marinate in fridge for a good 12 hours.

To cook:

In a small amount of oil, over a medium-high heat, cook marinated strips around 2.5 minutes per side.  They’ll brown quickly and crisp up.  Don’t burn them.  The cook time can vary depending on how thin you cooked them.

Blot dry on paper towel, then serve.  I made a BLT just now with 5 strips of tofu bacon (I cut against the small end, so I used for my sandwich), tomatoes from my garden, some green leaf lettuce, Vegenaise, & GoVeggie’s Pepper Jack cheese slice.  ZOMG! 

You can alter this to be more spicy, or sweeter, etc., depending on your tastes.

cotton-and-canvases asked:

Do you criticize the carnivorous animals that eat meat to survive too? Lol because it's not their personal choice either. They could easily just climb up a tree and eat leaves instead right

vegan-yums:

It’s actually really worrisome that some people think this way. Lions don’t go to the grocery store for their meat. We’re not wild carnivorous animals. Lions and other carnivores need meat to survive, They’re equipped with the jaws, teeth, claws, instincts and intestines for it. We don’t run on instincts, you don’t see roadkill and get hungry, or prey on a moving squirrel. We have choices, we don’t need meat. We’re lazy, entitled and selfish humans, that’s all. We move our cart about the meat section of the grocery store and mumble about being at the top of the food chain, what a joke lol

Best. Answer. Ever.