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Veggie Stack

After eating fully raw for 10 days, BandMan started asking questions about when I was going to start cooking again. Which made me feel awesome and kind of guilty: the man loves my food and I've kind of been depriving him of that. So I started the RawTil4 thing. Drinking smoothies and juices (or just whole pieces of fruit) for breakfast, some sort of big ass salad for lunch, and a cooked meal for dinner. So, full raw for the day with one cooked meal at dinnertime.

The first night of my RawTil4 experiment beget this lovely gem. Simple. Delicious. Easy. Is there really anything more that we need?

1/2 c sherry vinegar
2 tbsp agave
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste
12 oz tofu block, sliced into 8
1 zucchini, sliced
1 yellow squash, sliced
1 tomato, sliced
4 red onion rings
1 batch of cashew cream sauce
3/4 c uncooked wild rice
1/4 c fresh chopped basil
  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Whisk together the vinegar through salt and pepper, to make a ridiculously flavorful marinade; set aside 1/4 of a cup of the marinade for later; give your tofu and squashes a nice soak in the remaining marinade for as long as you wish. 
  3.  Cook your wild rice as normal. When it's tender and ready to eat mix in the 1/4 of a cup of marinade you've been neglecting and the fresh chopped basil.
  4. Get a pan nice and hot and fry up your marinated tofu and squashes; takes about 3 minutes per side. Then give your tomato slices and red onion rings a good sear (30 seconds or so on each side).
  5. On a cookie sheet start your stacks: tomato - 1/2 tbsp cashew cream sauce - red onion - 1/2 tbsp cashew cream sauce - tofu - 1/2 tbsp cashew cream sauce - zucchini - 1/2 tbsp cashew cream sauce - yellow squash - 1/2 tbsp cashew cream sauce - tofu - 1/2 tbsp cashew cream sauce - zucchini - 1/2 tbsp cashew cream sauce - yellow squash - 1/2 tbsp cashew cream sauce: You should have 4 veggie stacks; pop them in the oven for 5-8 minutes.
  6. Plating: Start with a solid foundation of wild rice and carefully place the veggie stack on top. EAT.


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