This week I am celebrating a new collaboration with another blog that I love: The Tofu Diaries by Natalie Tamara. I have been following Natalie since last May and I love her style and recipes. For Baci di Dama. Living gluten free she shares a vegan and gluten free recipe: tofu chorizo and lemon cauliflower. For Natalie having a meat-eating partner has come in handy when she decided to challenge herself and make a meat-free chorizo that can please herself as well as her partner. And actually…she succeeded! I have made this recipe myself and I loved it!
Cut the tofu into cubes. Mix all of the remaining tofu ingredients together in a large bowl to create the marinade. Add the tofu to this bowl, mix well to ensure it is full coated. Set aside to marinate whilst you prepare the cauliflower rice and chop the vegetables.
Add the cauliflower to a food processor and blend to create rice-sized grains (do not over-blend or it will be too small to have any texture).
Add one tablespoon of olive oil to a large frying pan. Heat over a medium-high heat.
Once the oil is hot, add the tofu to the pan. Fry for around ten to twelve minutes, turning frequently, until it has begun to crisp around the edges.
Add the chickpeas, mange tout, asparagus, and garlic to the pan with the tofu. Cook for three minutes, then add the cauliflower grains, olives, the juice of half a lemon, and black pepper.
Stirring frequently, cook for around 4-5 minutes until the cauliflower is tender but firm.
Cut the remaining half lemon into slices.
Serve with a slice of lemon on each portion.
To read my interview to Natalie Tamara:
Recipe for 4
For the tofu:
– 400g tofu, well pressed for at least thirty minutes
– 2tsp paprika
– 2tsp smoked paprika
– 1tbsp olive oil
– 1tbsp tamari
– 1tbsp red wine vinegar
– ¼tsp ground cumin
– ¼tsp ground coriander
– ¼tsp chilli powder
For the rice:
– 1 small or half a large cauliflower, cut into large florets
– 220g cooked chickpeas
– 100g mange tout, top and tailed, cut in half
– 100g asparagus, cut into pieces
– 2 cloves garlic, crushed
– 50g kalamata olives
– 1 lemon, cut into two
– Black pepper, to taste
– 1tbsp olive oil for cooking