culinary classics for all
by Kiera Tara O'Brien | 1
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the veggies-only household
Not everyone is made for meat, but that doesn’t mean
missing out on the joys of thyme. There are robust marinades perfect for
the fares of the veggies-only afternoon grill. Elegant dinner party or a
casual crowd coming round? A vigorous rigatoni masterpiece can be
dressed up or down for any occasion. Get closer to Mother Nature with
Father Thyme on your side.
1 lb fresh asparagus, washed and ends trimmed
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
1 clove minced garlic
¼ tsp coarse salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Preheat oven to
425 F or 220 C (or heat up the grill).
2 Drizzle the
olive oil over the asparagus and toss to coat.
3 Place the
asparagus in a single layer on a baking dish (or on a piece of foil for
the grill). Sprinkle the thyme, garlic, salt and pepper over the top.
4 Roast in the
oven for about 15 minutes (or on the grill for about 10 minutes, wrapped
loosely in foil) until asparagus is tender.
cajun grilled tofu
1 lb extra firm tofu, drained
½ cup canola oil
2 tsp Cajun seasoning
Mix the following ingredients in a bowl:
2 tsp dried thyme
3 Tbsp salt
1 ½ tsp sweet paprika
1 Tbsp onion powder
1 Tbsp cayenne pepper
½ tsp white pepper
½ tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp dried oregano
1 Press the excess
water out of the tofu. Cut into ¾ inch thick slices and set in a 13”x9”
glass baking dish.
2 Mix the
canola oil and 2 tsp of the Cajun seasoning in a small bowl. Brush the
mixture over both sides of the tofu, cover with plastic and refrigerate
until ready to cook.
3 Heat up the
grill to medium-high and lightly coat the grate with oil. Place the tofu
on the grill for 10-12 minutes, turning once, until golden brown.
4 For cooking
on the stove, use a heavy-bottom skillet coated with oil on a
medium-high heat. Add the tofu and cook, turning once, until golden
brown. Either serve
the tofu as a main course, or add it as a topping to salads. The Cajun
seasoning can be kept for up to 6 months -- less work for more dinners.
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