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What's for Dinner?: Special tofu

Justin Ferguson • Dec 15, 2015 at 2:54 PM

It’s time for summer break, and we all have family returning home from college, bringing new friends, etc. 

As we get to catch up with them, we find out they have become vegan, don’t eat meat and then you realize you have no idea what to make. 

Throughout my training, I have made a name for myself being able to create amazing vegetarian and vegan dishes. 

This is one of my coolest tofu dishes, and always receives great reviews. 

Enjoy and impress that new family member home from college.

Special Tofu


1 package of tofu

½ tsp. of sesame oil

1 tsp. of Bliss maple syrup

¼ cup of Tamari soy sauce


Mix Tamari, Bliss maple syrup and sesame oil in a bowl. Cut tofu into half.

Marinade the tofu in the mixture for 15 minutes.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, then slice off pieces to serve.

Justin Ferguson is a Nashville native who now lives in Wilson County. A professionally trained chef specializing in farm-to-table cuisine and molecular gastronomy, he now provides restaurant consulting services and is operations manager for Vin Fine Wine & Spirits in Lebanon. Email him at wilsoncountycritic@gmail.com. For more than 1,500 other recipes, visit lebanondemocrat.com/recipecentral.

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