Marinated Tofu

By | 2017-10-29T15:41:22+00:00 September 2nd, 2012|Main Courses - Vegan Gluten Free, Meatless Monday, Recipes|

Marinated Tofu

If you like tofu, or would LIKE to like tofu, this recipe is fast and delicious.


1 (16 ounce) package firm tofu
2 -3 Tbsp tamari
1 – 3 garlic cloves*, minced
1 – 2 Tbsp fresh grated ginger*
2 Tbsp almond oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 -2 drops of stevia


  1. Drain tofu and cut into 2 inch squares.
  2. Mix all other ingredients together except almond oil.
  3. Pour marinade over tofu and cover.
  4. Refrigerate overnight (longer is OK – up to 2 days).
  5. Oil baking pan or sheet with almond oil.
  6. Arrange tofu in single layer on sheet with garlic and ginger from the marinade.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes.
  8. Flip tofu during baking.
  9. Bake until brown and slightly crispy.

* Add as much of these as is tasty. Don’t add them if you do not like those flavours.

Meals in Minutes…..I’m Hungry!

By | 2017-10-29T15:42:29+00:00 May 28th, 2009|Health Tips, Recipes|


Here’s one great cooking tip and recipe – please share yours.

This is an important thing in my life.  When I want to eat I want to eat within minutes so no fussing about and waiting 45 minutes for something to cook. I am hungry and simply would like to eat and something healthy is important to me.

At Real Food for Life we know we want to eat a healthy meal but there are times when we just don’t want to cook.  We just want to eat within the next few minutes. I would like to begin a discussion where we share our recipes and tips.

Here are some guidelines.  Please share a tip or recipe that is:

1. Healthy (no heavily processed packaged food, not microwaved, no chemicals and is mostly whole food)

2. Tastes good.

3. Ready to eat within a few minutes because when I want to eat I want to eat now not wait even for 15 – 30 minutes.

I will start.

TIP: Clean All Fruits & Vegetables Before Storing

One of the things I do is clean all of my fruits & vegetables with fruit and veggie rinse before I store them in the fridge, so when I want one of them quickly it is one less thing to do.

This may sound like a lot of work or being ‘fussy’ but really it saves you a lot of work in the end and it saves you time when you need it the most.  Just do the math. Instead of spending 5-10 minutes each meal pulling out small amounts of food and cleaning them you spend just 10 minutes ONCE a week!

RECIPE:  Here is one of my favorite quick, easy and nutritious sandwiches.

Tempeh or Tofu Sandwich

 For the simplest,  use tempeh or tofu from the health food store already marinated or one that you have already marinated. Brush both sides with sesame oil, then either sauté or grill on both sides till golden brown.

This then becomes the main ingredient for the sandwich, put on a slice of bread ( I use rice bread), spread some mustard if you like or some healthy mayo. On top of that put a few leaves of lettuce, slices of cucumber and/or tomato. Then just put the other slice […]