Roasted Tofu & Yams

by: Chopra Mind-Body Health

This hearty vegetarian meal is full of flavor - when you do your grocery shopping for the week, choose organic ingredients whenever possible.  Depending on where you live and the time of year, some of the fruits and vegetables may be out of season. In this case, it is okay to use frozen or canned versions of the ingredients.

 

Ingredients

If possible, marinate the tofu overnight.

  • ¼ cup lemon or orange juice
  • ½ cup apple juice
  • ½ tablespoon Bragg Liquid Aminos or Tamari
  • ½ teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • 8 ounces fresh tofu, firm or extra firm, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 large yam or sweet potato
  • ½ teaspoon ghee or olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dill
  • ½ teaspoon curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon Bragg Liquid Aminos or Tamari
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup apple juice or vegetable stock
  • Chopped cilantro

Directions


  • Combine all the marinade ingredients in a shallow bowl and add the tofu cubes. If possible, marinate the tofu overnight. Or, to speed up the process, put the tofu and the marinade in a shallow baking pan and bake in a 350-degree oven for 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Peel the yams and cut into 1-inch cubes.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, pepper, oregano, dill, curry powder, garam masala, aminos, lemon juice, and apple juice.
  • Add the cubed yams and toss until well coated with the marinade.
  • Spread the marinated yams on an oiled sheet pan and bake until they are soft and golden brown, but not mushy, approximately 30 minutes.
  • If the tofu has not been baked yet and has marinated overnight, add it to the yams at the same time on the same sheet pan and bake until golden brown, approximately 30 minutes.
  • If you have already baked the marinated tofu, remove the tofu cubes from the tofu marinade with a slotted spoon and add to the yams for the final 15 minutes of baking.
  • Serve over your favorite grain with some steamed vegetables and sautéed greens. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro.

Nutritional Facts Per 1½-cup serving

  • Calories 305
  • Total fat 8.2
  • Saturated fat 0.5
  • Carbohydrates 41.7g
  • Protein 16.1g

Serving Information

  • Serves 2
  • Prep 30m
  • Cook 1hr
  • Total Time 1hr30m
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About the Author

Chopra Mind-Body Health

This recipe was taken from The Chopra Center Cookbook, which is based on the ancient healing wisdom of Ayurveda. All Ayurvedic recipes focus on creating balance and supporting the body's natural state of health.

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