Tofu is a great meat substitute that is tolerated by many IBS sufferers. Lately, I have been trying to cut down on my consumption of red meat as I’ve noticed it tends to trigger mild symptoms. So now anytime I have a craving for beef, I will cook tofu instead. My goal is to strengthen my discipline when it comes to eating what’s best for me and my IBS. If you can tolerate tofu as a meat replacement or an occasional snack, then you’ll want to try this recipe. It has a nice coat of spices and a flavor that will have you wanting seconds, and it’s also great to have as an option for any vegans and vegetarians at a party you’re either hosting or attending. Please give it a try and let us know what you think! Thanks!
14 oz Extra firm tofu pieces, cut into ½-inch cubes
½ tsp cumin
½ tsp black pepper
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp paprika
¼ tsp allspice
¼ tsp of Asafetida
1 tbsp sesame oil for marinade
2 tbsps vegetable oil for cooking
(Optional) Garnish with toasted sesame seeds
Serve with cooked brown rice and steamed vegetables
Or serve with a garden salad
In a medium mixing bowl, combine cumin, black pepper, salt, paprika, allspice, asafetida, and sesame oil. Mix the ingredients well to form your marinade.
Place the tofu onto a plate and brush all sides with the marinade. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 – 2 hours so that the flavors infuse into the tofu.
Heat oil in a sauce pan on medium-high heat. Add the tofu and cook for a few minutes on each side, or until brown.
Serve with brown rice and steamed vegetables, or just have on a simple garden salad. Enjoy!
Disclaimer: We recognize that some ingredients listed in this recipe may be a trigger food for some people. Please feel free to omit or substitute any ingredients that don’t work for you.