Home Baked Miso Glazed Tofu Cubes.
MY 16 month old Son is predominately a vegetarian, well he does eat seafood sometimes, so let’s properly say he is a Pescetarian. He does not eat any animals of any kind. Why? Well, when I was a little girl I was absolutely horrified when I found out I was eating animals. I used to sit at the dinner table crying to my parents “Please don’t make me eat animals”. It was a VERY traumatic realization for me and as soon as I was old enough I stopped eating all kinds of meat. I rarely eat seafood, and minimal dairy goes into my body. I like to call myself a “Try Hard Vegan“, I have lived this way for 22 years now and am so thankful for it. I want my Son to be able to make the decision himself, when he is old enough, as to whether he wants to eat animals. I think this is very fair. I also do not want to taint his little body in the case he regrets it, like I did as soon as I was old enough. I have a great love for all animals and I could never eat them. My little boy also has a great love for all animals.
My husband, on the other hand, eats meat but only if he knows that it has been grass-fed. We also only eat Seafood if we know that it is not farmed and was caught wild. We occasionally disagree on the way Miles Storm eats, but at the end of the day he is extremely healthy and very well fed.
One of his favorites is our Home Baked Miso Glazed Tofu Cubes. They are very easy and fast to make. We like to make this for him as a snack once a week, as our pediatrician told us that it is not good to give little boys too much tofu. Her reasoning was that it has high level of estrogen and is only recommended in moderation.
You will need – Olive Oil, Miso paste and a package of firm tofu. I always use South River Chickpea Miso paste, as it is organic and tastes great. It is a little pricey though but worth it – you can buy it online here.
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Line the baking tin with olive oil – a good amount which covers the bottom of the tray.
2. Drain tofu, place on cutting board and roughly chop into 1 inch cubes.
3. Mix a few teaspoons of miso paste in a few tablespoons of olive oil and blend together.
4. Either paint tofu paste on with a brush, or spoon mixture on to tofu pieces.
5. Put tofu in oven and cook until golden brown. Turn pieces of tofu every 15 minutes. It should take between 45 minutes to an hour to cook.
6. Perfect for Little hands. Feed your munchkin!
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