Dessert/ Dinner

One Good Sammie.

Tofu + Bread = Heaven.


I don’t know why it never dawned on me to combine the two before!! I’m glad I did now because I’m sure it will be a regular addition to my weeknight dinners. Tonight I made Blackened Tofu Sandwiches with Spinach, Radishes and Spicy Mustard.

My friend, Chef Erin, is actually a real chef at a bakery during the day and sometimes she brings to school her day old goodies that are extra. Last night she brought in some delicious bread that was just baked the day before (hardly stale!). As you can see in the picture I taste-tested it last night by ripping off the top ;).


So, tonight, I made the Blackened Tofu recipe from ED&BV (I don’t measure anything anymore—I just find all the spices in my cabinet that seem to go together and dump it on the tofu then saute in a tiny bit of olive oil in my cast iron) and used it to make one helluva sammie with the homemade bread. I toasted the bread, layered on some spicy mustard, spinach and thinly sliced radish (this worked well actually!) and I had myself a darn tasty meal. I also had a peach and some blackberries on the side.



I’m off to school armed with a super charge me cookie for energy into the night!

ps- today at lunch I was so starving that I ate my snack (pretzels and walnuts) with my lunch. For a snack later, I ate a Quaker Simply Natural granola bar that had been sitting in my purse for way too long…. I also had a chocolate truffle that the pastry chef gave me to try 😉

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  • Em
    June 17, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    “helluva” sammie. haha thanks for making me smile Jenna!

  • ibex hk
    June 17, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    fresh bread, YUM~

  • Little Black Dress
    June 17, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    Jenna, that looks amazing. There is nothing like really good bread!

  • magpie
    June 18, 2008 at 12:10 am

    Yes, tofu+bread=awesome. I once made a sandwich with tofu, bread, and some leftover papaya salad from a restaurant – soooooooo good but so random.

  • erica
    June 18, 2008 at 12:44 am

    Yum, what a fabulous idea! I’ve been wanting to try making a tofu sandwich lately (I made a tempeh burger the other day that I loved), and this just seals the deal.. I’ve got to try tofu in a wrap or sandwich asap!

  • Becca A
    June 18, 2008 at 12:47 am

    The bread looks delicious!

  • Meghan
    June 18, 2008 at 1:52 am

    I’m having one of those bottomless pit days too, except i tried kath’s idea of “coating” the stomach with ice cream. Def worked for about 10 minutes but now I could seriously eat another dinner!! Hopefully your cookie can tide you over!

  • Richelle
    June 18, 2008 at 3:41 am

    I never thought of putting tofu in a sandwich either! That sounds genious..

    I wish I could grab that bread out of the computer screen!! 🙁

  • Chef Erin
    June 18, 2008 at 4:17 am

    Glad you found good use for the bread! (It also makes wicked good french toast!)

  • Andrea
    June 18, 2008 at 9:38 am

    good that you listened to your hunger cues today! i always leave granola bars around for emergencies 😉 and i still haven’t tried the tofu bread thing either haha. but i’ve seen it on kath’s and now your site too so i am determined to make it!

  • Kimberly
    June 18, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Tofu sandwiches are the best! I love to mash the tofu up with some dijon mustard and spices, and stuff into a pita with tomato (or eat on Wasa crackers.)

  • jessy
    June 18, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    i just ate lunch and your sammie is already making me hungry! that looks sooooooooooooo good!